Natalie Wortley specialises in criminal law, procedure and evidence. She undertook pupillage with us in Newcastle in 1999 and joined as a tenant in 2000. After initially pursuing academic interests alongside practice, she left the Bar in 2010 to take up a full time position at Northumbria University. Natalie is now Associate Professor of Law, a Deputy District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) and a Legally Qualified Chair of Police Misconduct Panels.
She is the author of numerous academic and practitioner articles and textbooks, former case note editor of the Journal of Criminal Law and a current member of the commentary board of Criminal Law Week. In addition to organising and presenting at seminars for members of chambers and solicitors, she has delivered conference papers and workshops across the UK and internationally. Natalie remains an academic member of chambers.