Natasha has been a Legal Editor for Thomson Reuters Practical Law since 2021 and a blog writer for FindLaw since 2023. She is based in the UK.
Natasha was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2006. She has an LLB from the University of London (2001) and an LLM Masters in Public International Law from the London School of Economics (2003).
Prior to Thomson Reuters, Natasha worked for many years in a variety of international senior legal roles. Her previous experience includes work as a UK lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights and at the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts as Senior Assistant Registrar and Small Claims Tribunal Judge.
She is fluent in Spanish, French, and Italian aside from her native English.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified e-cigarettes as a matter of global concern, requiring "urgent action to protect children." Dr Ruediger Krech, WHO Director for Health Promotion, commented that they "target children through social media and influencers, with at least…
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International news has been dominated for the last month or so by recent events in the Middle East and the heartbreaking death toll and damage to civilian life and infrastructure that has ensued. In response to the unfolding tragedy, protests and calls for action appear to have greatly polarized civic…
"Justice must not only be done, but must also be seen to be done." This well-known aphorism was first spoken by Lord Hewart in 1924, the then Lord Chief Justice of England. That objective can sometimes lead to quite convoluted legal proceedings, however – none more apparent…
Although he was only 25 years old when he was brutally killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in September 1996, Tupac Shakur's legacy unarguably lives on. He was renamed at age one by his Black Panther parents after Túpac Amaru II, a legendary indigenous Peruvian revolutionary who…
It's a story that evokes certain scenes from the movie American Hustle. Robert Menendez has been the senior U.S. senator for the state of New Jersey since 2006. The 69-year-old son of Cuban immigrants vehemently denies the allegations of bribery and corruption that he and his glamorous Lebanese-Armenian wife, …
You might remember reading about "El Chapo." Joaquin Guzman Loera, known by the Spanish nickname "Shorty," is undoubtedly one of the most infamous drug kingpins in recent history. The Forbes-listed billionaire was the leader of the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel, a major global drug trafficking organization.
It is generally accepted that there are four main reasons for imprisonment: The protection of society Deterrence Punishment/retribution, and Rehabilitation As the great Nelson Mandela observed: “No one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how…