Natasha Phillips

Natasha Phillips

Researching Reform
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Summary

Barrister and public affairs professional with four years' experience, gained working with parliamentary bodies, charities and pressure groups. Skilled in designing and implementing public affairs strategies, new media, social media, writing articles, press releases, legal analysis, briefings and speeches. Solid knowledge of Westminster and the legal system.

Prior to working in public affairs, I worked for a corporate law firm, Davis Polk & Wardwell, in the City and then went on to get married. I am divorced with an eight year old son.

Practice Area
  • Family Law
Languages
  • Bengali: Spoken
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • Persian: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Legal Researcher
Office of John Hemming MP
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Carrying out legal research for the office of John Hemming MP. *Family Law *Injunctions and Super-Injunctions
Consultant and Secretariat
All Party Parliamentary Group for Family Law and The Court of Protection
- Current
Creating content for debates, events and social/ new media strategies. I wrote the press releases, welcome letters, summaries and transcripts for the Group's events.
Legal Expert
WikiVorce
- Current
Wikizine's legal expert, writing articles on family law and policy.
Consultant
Justice for Families and P.A.I.N
- Current
Private family law case referrals.
Author
Researching Reform
- Current
Created Westminster Debates; parliamentary debates bringing together policy makers, interested organisations and the public to highlight problems in the family justice system and find solutions. I organise and Chair these debates, write my own speeches and brief the panel, who I bring on board. Debates include The Westminster Debate for KIDS with Mishcon de Reya and The Westminster Debate for Fathers. The debates garnered national media coverage. Podcast Production; I interview politicians, family law professionals, charities and pressure groups; I also produce weekly family law news roundups. Author of Researching reform's online content. Implementing a range of social media to engage family law pressure groups and parliament. Voted a Useful Website by The Times, in 2008.
Consultant, campaigner and journalist
No2Abuse
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Campaigned to open an enquiry into child abuse in care homes in England; created and Chaired the Westminster Debate, "Failing to Care"; wrote articles on family policy and co-edited the No2Abuse website
Education
England, Britain
LL.B. | Law (English, EU and International)
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
Honors: With Honours
Activities: Core Seven, plus Legal Systems of Asia and Africa. (Combined with a floater in Farsi)
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England, Britain
Bar Vocational Course | English Law
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Awards
JD Supra's Savvy Women in The Law.
JD Supra
Voted one of JD Supra's Savvy Women in The Law.
Website Award
The Times Newspaper
The Times nominates Researching Reform (ex Divorce Manual) as a useful resource for families going through divorce in England.
Professional Associations
Inner Temple
Barrister at Law
- Current
Activities: Innter Temple, member
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Certifications
Barrister
General Council of the Bar, Inner Temple
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website