Natalie Pettifer - Solicitor

Natalie initially joined Goldman Bailey Solicitors as a paralegal in 2009 before successfully completing her training contract and qualifying as a solicitor in 2012.

During her training contract, Natalie gained valuable experience from a secondment at a specialist Immigration and Human Rights practice, advising in a range of cases from asylum, immigration appeals and Judicial Review, applications for leave to remain and settlement through to applications for British citizenship.

Natalie is a keen advocate regularly representing clients in the Magistrates’ Courts and is also qualified to appear at the Crown Court. Natalie advises on matters for trial in both the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court and has worked on cases at all levels of seriousness, ranging from theft to murder. Natalie has been accredited as a police station advisor since March 2011 and regularly represents clients fighting their corner at this early stage of the criminal process. She actively challenges decisions made by the police and Crown Prosecution Service, particularly in cases involving vulnerable clients or procedural and evidential difficulties. She is also a qualified duty solicitor.

Natalie has developed a niche practice in railway offences, regularly representing clients facing allegations of fare evasion and Railway Byelaw offences. She has successfully negotiated numerous out of court settlements for professional clients and non-UK nationals, including a number of high value settlements which have required careful negotiation and sensitivity.

A recent client wrote: ‘Thank you again for all your help with winning the case. You have been very committed and hardworking and I very much appreciate all the support and advice you have given. You are an asset to your company.’

If you would like to contact Natalie directly, please send her an email.

Notable Cases

R v S (2015) - Wood Green Crown Court

Represented defendant acquitted at trial of Grievous Bodily Harm, threats to kill and possession of a bladed article.

R v M (2015) - Isleworth Crown Court

High value theft from employer, sentenced to a suspended sentence.
Daily Mail article.

R v P (2014) - Wood Green Crown Court

Acted for defendant charged with threats to kill. Psychiatric reports and extensive medical records obtained. Successful application made at court to dismiss the case.

R v M (2014) - Harrow Crown Court

Represented defendant charged with assault and perverting the course of justice. Successful representations made to prosecution that no realistic prospect of conviction. Not guilty verdicts recorded for both matters.

R v B (2014) - Wood Green Crown Court

Acted for defendant charged with sexual assault against high profile complainant. Representations made for disclosure of evidence from scene. Prosecution offered no evidence prior to trial.

R v S (2014) - Kingston Crown Court

Successful argument of mistaken identity in burglary case. Defence expert instructed to enhance CCTV, thereby establishing our client was not the offender. Prosecution accepted the findings of the report and offered no evidence.

R v E (2013) - Southwark Crown Court

Possession of bladed article. Client acquitted on the basis that it was for use at work. Detailed investigations undertaken to establish the defence, including site visit and photographic evidence.

R v B (2014) - Highbury Corner Magistrates Court

Represented very vulnerable female defendant accused of assaulting a police officer. Successful arguments made that police were not acting in execution of their duty and combined with detailed medical evidence, persuaded prosecution it was neither evidentially nor in the public interest appropriate to prosecute.

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