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Natalie Turney

Lecturer in Law


Portrait image of Natalie TurneyDr Natalie Turney is a University of Buckingham Law School alumna. She has been a member of staff at Buckingham since 2018 and joined the Law School as a Lecturer in Law full time in 2021.

Natalie 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 awarded to the postgraduate student deemed to have achieved the best overall performance of the year. Natalie obtained her PhD in 2022, her thesis 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.

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 (Full-Time and Part-Time 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.

Recently Natalie spoke at the International Insurance Law Association’s 9th Europe Conference in Zurich, Switzerland, at the Joint Meeting of AIDA Civil Liability, Climate and Catastrophic Events and Dispute Resolution Working Parties. Natalie spoke on corporate groups and liability for environmental disasters, considering the impact on D&O liability insurance, alongside an esteemed panel.

Natalie is a member of a Women’s Parliament led by The Right Hon. Dr Jocelynne Scutt, held in Guildhall in Cambridge. She speaks on representation of women in companies and in corporate policies and decision-making. The Women’s Parliament calls 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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