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Natalie Turney

Lecturer in Law

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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 was nominated for Law Teacher of the Year 2024, a national award hosted by Oxford University Press.

Natalie is the Module Leader of Company Law (Full-Time LLB), Corporate Law & Corporate Insolvency (LLM), and Law of Torts (Part-Time LLB). She also teaches on the Commercial Law module, focussing on alternative dispute resolution, banking law, and insurance law. 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 is a specialist in deferred prosecution agreements (international) and directors’ and officers’ liability insurance. In June 2024, her book titled “Deferred Prosecution Agreements and Directors’ Liability” will be published by Informa (Routledge): available with more information here. The book is based and builds upon Natalie’s PhD, obtained in 2022 following supervision by Professor Adolfo Paolini and examination at viva by Professor Robert Merkin KC and Professor Özlem Gürses.

Prior to her PhD, 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.

In the Law School, Natalie is an Admissions Tutor, responsible for assisting the Admissions Team in processing more complex applications to the LLB programme. Previously the Preliminary Lead, she led the preliminary stage of the LLB programme to ensure a positive and comfortable experience for new students.

Natalie has spoken at a number of events, including 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.

A member of the CEDAW Women’s Parliament led by The Right Hon. Dr Jocelynne Scutt, held in Guildhall in Cambridge, Natalie predominantly 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. The sittings of the Women’s Parliament are viewable here.

Natalie’s research areas include company law, corporate criminal law, financial crime, insurance law, commercial law, and tort law. Her central areas of expertise are deferred prosecution agreements, and D&O insurance. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds memberships in the British Insurance Law Association and Professional Liability Underwriting Society.

Currently, Natalie is second supervisor (alongside primary supervisor Dr Jocelynne Scutt) to Sifelani Mlambo, who recently enrolled on the PhD programme and is researching the judicial appointment system in South Africa.

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