Nathalie is one of the UK's leading silks, specialising in energy, public law, human rights, planning and environmental law. 

Nathalie took silk in 2006 and before that was on the A Panel of Treasury Counsel. She appears regularly in the High Court, Court of Appeal, planning inquiries and a range of tribunals. She regularly represents central government, local authorities, NGOs and private clients.

Key recent work includes representing Cuadrilla in its planning inquiry for planning permission for fracking; acting for Third Energy in the recent JR on their fracking consent; representing EDF on Hinkley Point C JRs; advising the Government on nuclear energy policy; a successful challenge to the Air Quality Plan for ClientEarth; and representing the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission in its challenge to the law on the termination of pregnancy in Northern Ireland.

Nathalie is highly rated by both leading independent legal directories, Legal 500 and Chambers UK, across a range of specialist fields, including public, planning, human rights, local government, environment and social housing. Chambers UK has listed Nathalie as one of its 'Stars at the Bar',  citing her "formidable advocacy skills" and  noting in particular her public law expertise and pre-eminence in the fields of planning, environmental and human rights law.

She was named Environment and Planning Law Silk of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2017.

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Public & Regulatory

Nathalie’s public law practice covers court, tribunal and advisory work and includes social security, mental health, education, local government, prisons and community care. She has appeared in a number of high profile human rights cases.

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Planning

Nathalie  regularly appears for both public inquiries and planning challenges on behalf of central government departments, developers, NGOs and various corporations. 

She has acted in a number of high profile planning cases such as R (Hillingdon) v Secretary of State for Transport where she acted successfully for the Claimants against the Heathrow Third Runway application. She also represented Friends of the Earth in a challenge to the expansion of London City Airport.

Nathalie has also recently appeared in a number of inquiries including; opposing a new reservoir at Abingdon against Thames Water; acting for Sainsburys promoting a new Sainsburys store at Bognor Regis; a new woodchip power plant at Port Talbot docks.

Nathalie has advised on a number of energy facilities and appeared in High Court cases concerning energy from waste facilities, EIA appeared in many leading planning cases in the higher courts, including South Bucks v Porter (no 2) and Lough v First Secretary of State (article 8 and planning).

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Environment

Nathalie’s environmental law practice is involves regularly appearing at public inquiries and planning challenges in the High Court. She has extensively advised government departments on decision letters, and on the terms of planning policy. She was a member of Kate Barkers Panel of Experts, on the recent Barker Review of land-use planning England.

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Energy

Nathalie regularly acts in complex and demanding energy cases.

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Civil Liberties & Human Rights

Nathalie has a varied civil liberties and human rights practice. She is regularly instructed on complicated cases involving immigration, planning, social welfare and environmental law. She acts for NGO's, local government and corporate clients. 

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Immigration

Nathalie regularly acts in complex and demanding immigration cases.

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