Natasha is a partner in our trust, estate and inheritance disputes team.She advises on a wide range of trust and succession disputes both onshore and offshore, including trustee/beneficiary disputes, contested probate and 1975 Act claims, and professional negligence in the context of estate planning and trust administration.
Natasha is excellent. She is very knowledgeable and responsive.
She is clearly heading for great things; she has a real presence and is very well liked, says one source, while another notes: She's very bright and able - a future star.
I found Paul Hewitt and Natasha Stourton to be sympathetic and practical. They didn't over promise and gave us a fair and realistic view of our chances. I felt like we were all a team with a common goal.
Me in a minute
I wasn't one of these people who always knew they wanted to be a lawyer, but now I can't imagine being better suited to any other job! I can usually find an argument in favour or against most positions. This, combined with being patient (which is how one of my clients described me to Legal 500) and possibly pedantic, makes litigation a neat fit.
I am acutely aware of the emotional strain of litigation, so when I can guide my client through to a resolution, this is my focus. That's not to say I can't fight if I need to - I was a keen fencer in my school days and don't feel out of place with a sabre in my hand!
The case I am most proud of is Burgess v Hawes, a will validity dispute in which we were successful at both first instance and in the Court of Appeal. It has been referred to in several subsequent judgments and, what I think got us over the line, was our rigorous examination of the evidence.