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Natasha Bakirci

Legal Writer

Natasha Bakirci, Legal Writer

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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. 

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  • Notorious Mexican Drug Kingpin El Chapo's Son Pleads Not Guilty to U.S. Federal Drug Charges

    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.

  • Louisiana Ordered to Remove Teens From Angola State Prison

    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…

  • Michigan Law School Bans ChatGPT Generated Applications

    At a London party in 1883, Oscar Wilde, arguably one of the greatest literary geniuses of all time, begrudgingly remarked on painter James McNeill Whistler's witticism with "I wish I had said that." Whistler reportedly quipped "You will Oscar, you will." American playwright William Inge famously claimed, "Originality is…

  • 3M Agrees to $6 Billion Settlement Over U.S. Military Earplugs

    Chances are you've come across 3M and used one of their many products. Originally known as the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, American multinational conglomerate 3M manufactures over 60,000 products under several brands, including adhesives, personal protective equipment, dental and orthodontic products, electrical…

  • Child Influencers Will Soon be Able to Sue Parents for Social Media Earnings in Illinois

    As Bob Dylan sang, the times they are a-changin'. That timeless classic continues to apply today, most notably with social media and its influence on the daily lives of netizens all around the world. An August 2022 survey found that the most popular news source among…

  • U.S. Soccer Takes FIFA Antitrust Case to SCOTUS

    Soccer fans can see the legendary Lionel Messi in U.S. stadiums now that he plays for Inter Miami CF. But what about a regular-season match between FC Barcelona (his former club) and rivals in "La Liga," Girona FC? Whether these teams could compete in a regular-season…

  • Judge Blocks Biden's New Restrictions on Asylum at the Border

    On July 25, 2023, U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar blocked President Joe Biden's new regulation restricting asylum access at the U.S.-Mexico border. This followed a legal challenge by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other groups. The San Francisco, California-based federal judge stayed the order for 14 days, allowing the…

  • Florida Jury Awards 8-Year-Old $800,000 for McNugget Burn

    Didn't you love going to Mickey D's as a kid? Wasn't the Happy Meal the best thing ever? For most of us, those iconic Golden Arches are enough to send children yelling for their parents to pull over and get them every kid's dream combo: a fun-size meal, with the…

  • The Uncertain Future of Abortion Laws in South Carolina

    Few topics lead to more heated and emotional responses than the question of abortion. In the United States, where there is currently no nationwide right to an abortion, the issue is particularly polarizing. South Carolina is particularly divided, and a case before their state supreme court sheds light on just…

  • (In)famous Influencer Andrew Tate Indicted in Romania on Trafficking and Rape Charges

    Unless you've been living under a rock (or with no internet connection) for the past few years — you probably have heard of Andrew Tate. The American-born British national is loathed by many who accuse him of being a dangerous misogynist. But he's loved and respected by others, who consider…

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