Natalie Waddington

Trainee solicitor

Natalie is a trainee solicitor in the commercial litigation department and specialises in property disputes, construction disputes and landlord/tenant matters.

Natalie commenced her career at Stephensons in September 2016 following a fee earner assistant role at a well-known defendant litigation firm representing some of the top UK insurance companies. Natalie graduated from the University at Central Lancashire with an upper second class honors degree in the masters of laws combining her law degree with her post qualification course.

Natalie was employed as a graduate paralegal within the commercial litigation department at Stephensons handling her own case load and specialising in the eviction of residential tenants and representing landlords. Alongside this, Natalie also assisted fellow colleagues in contract disputes, building disputes and other property matters.

Natalie commenced her training contract in September 2017 and is currently within her second year of training. Prior to joining the commercial litigation department, Natalie enjoyed seats within the commercial property department handling complex conveyancing transactions for commercial clients as well as the residential conveyancing department assisting the department manager on a daily basis in residential transactions. Natalie has gained a wealth of experience within the conveyancing departments at Stephensons which assists her even now within the commercial litigation department.

Natalie assists the partners and solicitors within the commercial litigation department focusing on contract disputes and property disputes in numerous areas such as construction and right of way disputes. In addition to this, Natalie still assists her colleagues in residential landlord evictions and represents landlords in local County Courts. In addition to this Natalie also advises landlords on more complex issues regarding deposits, dilapidations and the eviction process.

Coming from a background of working with commercial clients and advising some of the UK’s top insurance companies, Natalie understands the complexities of working for commercial clients who are funded through their legal expense providers. She is well versed in handling such situations and strives to keep both the client and insurance company well informed and calm in what can be sometimes difficult litigation proceedings.