Natalie Kearney

Introduction

Natalie is a member of Chambers’ Business and Property Group, having successfully completed a specialist commercial pupillage under the supervision of Ali Tabari, Anthony Verduyn and Marc Brown. She accepts instructions in all areas within the Business and Property Group.

Natalie appears regularly as sole counsel in the High Court and County Court on trials and interim applications. She is also repeatedly instructed by clients in advisory work and to settle proceedings in all aspects of commercial law.

Natalie has also assisted in matters involving misfeasance and TUV claims in insolvency proceedings, a large-scale commercial fraud, and property claims involving boundary disputes, adverse possession, dilapidations and harassment.

Recent advisory and court work includes:

  • Administration orders
  • Winding-up petitions
  • Successfully obtaining a third-party debt order involving arguments surrounding the application of equity and res judicata
  • Defending construction professionals in relation to claims in negligence and pursuant to the Consumer Rights Act 2015
  • Multi-track trial in relation to enforcing a personal guarantee where it was alleged to have been signed by mistake
  • Mortgage repossessions

Before joining St Philips Chambers, Natalie spent 2 years at a national top-50 law firm. During that time, she worked on the successful defence of a fraud claim, and numerous construction matters on behalf of developers and funds, which has provided her with invaluable experience of how to provide pragmatic and commercial advice to both solicitors and lay clients.

In her spare time, Natalie enjoys walking in the Peak District with her two dogs and is an ‘escape room’ enthusiast.

Education

International Business Law LLM (Distinction) – University of Leeds
Bar Professional Training Course (Very Competent) – Nottingham Law School
Law and German LLB (First Class Hons) – Cardiff University
Diploma in the Foundations of German Law – University of Passau, Germany

Appointments and Memberships

Duke of Edinburgh Scholarship – Inner Temple
Exhibition Award – Inner Temple
Liberty Scholarship – University of Leeds
Taylor Prize: Runner-up Best Overall Student – Nottingham Law School
Mollie Williams Prize – Cardiff University