Natasha Shotunde is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers, an elected Bar Council member sitting on the Bar Council's Equality, Diversity and Social Mobility Committee and the Co-founder and Chair of the Black Barristers’ Network.
Her practice has encompassed a variety of practice areas and has a current focus on family law and human rights, as well as working on the Dame Linda Dobbs Review. Her family practice includes public and private children law and international family law. Many of her cases involve domestic abuse, including FGM and Forced Marriage.
She is passionate about women’s rights, particularly women from marginalised communities. Her passion for social mobility drove her to be one of the Bar Council’s first tranche of Social Mobility Advocates, speaking on Channel 5 News and at various events about the subject. She is currently focused on improving the working lives of Black Barristers, increasing their visibility and lobbying for change within the profession.
In 2020, she won the “Highly Commended” award in the Chambers UK Bar Awards for Future Leader: Diversity and Inclusion.