Senior Associate

Natasha Sammy

R v H [2011] EWCA Crim 3281 – Court of Appeal. Leading authority that established that a positive direction to the jury is required when discrepancy arises between an unsigned defence case statement and oral evidence. Lord Justice Moses, paragraph 11 of judgment “in this case we applaud the persistence [of] Miss Sammy … and although we had considerable doubts as to whether she was right at the outset of this appeal, her persistence has persuaded us that she was.”

Natasha is a barrister who specialises in business crime, fraud, bribery and corruption and regulatory matters with particular expertise in investigations and prosecutions by the SFO.

Prior to joining BCL, Natasha was a Principal Lawyer at the SFO and had practised as a barrister specialising in criminal defence at the criminal bar. As a result Natasha has a broad spectrum of experience including advising in relation to compelled interviews under section 2 CJA, interviews under caution, search warrants and disclosure related matters.

Following successful completion of LLB Law at Nottingham Law School, Natasha was called to the Bar in 2006 and completed her training as a barrister at leading criminal barristers’ chambers in London and Trinidad (West Indies).

Pursuant to her longstanding interest in civil liberties Natasha has undertaken a variety of work within human rights organisations including an internship at the Public Interest Litigation Clinic, Kansas City, Missouri to assist with the representation of those on death row. She has also drafted submissions for the Privy Council (led junior).

Professional Memberships:

  • Lincolns Inn
  • General Council of the Bar
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association

Articles by Natasha Sammy