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Natalie Turney

Lecturer in Law


Natalie Turney is a University of Buckingham Law School alumna. She graduated with First Class Honours from the two-year Law LLB programme, and with Distinction from the International and Commercial Law LLM programme where she adopted a Corporate Law specialism. For her LLM studies, Natalie was awarded the Dame Barbara Shenfield award by the University of Buckingham, a prize award to the postgraduate student deemed to have achieved the best overall performance of the year. Natalie has been a member of staff at Buckingham since 2018 and joined the Law School as a Lecturer in Law full time in 2021.

In the Law School, Natalie is the Preliminary Lead, ensuring that the preliminary stage of the LLB programme is a positive and comfortable experience for new students. She is the Module Leader of Law of Torts (LLB), and also teaches on the Company Law and Commercial Law modules. Natalie is also co-Module Leader of Money Laundering, Financial Crime and Market Abuse (LLM), and supervises dissertation students at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Natalie recently passed her PhD viva examination and is working on minor modifications to her thesis. Her thesis is titled: “Deferred Prosecution Agreements: The Position of UK Company Directors and the Impact on Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Insurance”. The thesis was supervised by Professor Adolfo Paolini and was examined at viva by Professor Robert Merkin QC and Professor Özlem Gürses.

Natalie recently spoke on representation of women in companies and in corporate policies and decision-making at a Women’s Parliament in Cambridge. The Women’s Parliament called upon the UK Parliament, and its devolved assemblies, to transpose the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women provisions into domestic law as a women’s Bill of Rights.

Natalie’s research areas include company law, corporate criminal law, financial crime, insurance law, commercial law, and tort law. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds memberships in the British Insurance Law Association and Professional Liability Underwriting Society.

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