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Natalya Segrove

Natalya is developing a diverse practice with an increasing emphasis on financial crime. She has appeared in the criminal courts and the First Tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) as well as working on a large-scale inquiry.

Tax cases

Natalya has been instructed by HMRC as junior counsel or for discrete pieces of work in appeals relating to

  • deduction of input tax;
  • against the imposition of a Personal Liability Notice; and
  • against a penalty imposed under VATA 1994.



Natalya is currently instructed as part of the Dame Linda Dobbs Review Team.


General crime / Financial crime

Natalya has experience of both prosecuting and defending a wide range of crime, from violent and drug offences to fraud to driving cases. She has also been instructed in confiscation cases, both in cases where she dealt with the underlying offences and where enforcement proceedings had begun.

Prior to coming to the bar, Natalya worked for a private defence firm and as a legal assistant. During this work she gained experience of defending SFO prosecutions, and of prosecuting and defending high-profile HSE cases. 



Natalya has been instructed by local authorities to prosecute a variety of cases relating to: animal cruelty, school attendance breaches and noise pollution. She has also been instructed to defend in local authority prosecutions relating to fire safety offences, breaches of enforcement notices and breaches of food safety and hygiene regulations.

Natalya has been instructed in prosecutions by the Architects Registration Board and she has also appeared before the HCPC.

Notable cases

R v A and others - Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court - represented all three defendants who were charged with assault and public order offences arising from a fight and admitted presence at the scene; made a successful submission of no case to answer for all defendants on all charges on the basis that the identification evidence was both weak and unsupported, referencing Turnbull.

R v JJ - Inner London Crown Court - the defendant pleaded guilty to one offence of conveying cannabis into a prison; while the pressure placed upon him did not amount to duress, successfully argued that, despite the authorities, this was not a case where immediate custody was the only suitable punishment. The defendant received a suspended sentence of eight months’ imprisonment.

R v GF - Ealing Magistrates’ Court - the defendant was charged with two counts of assault and one of causing harassment / alarm or distress arising from an incident outside a nightclub; through cross-examination, established that one of the two bouncers used more than reasonable force against the defendant; made a successful half-time submission for the counts relating to him and successfully raised the defence of self-defence for the remaining count.

HCC v SM - Willesden Magistrates’ Court - the defendant was charged with a breach of an enforcement notice; representations were served on the Council to show that the Notice had not been received and the proceedings were discontinued.

R v LN - Hove Crown Court - the defendant had been charged with multiple offences, including a high value conspiracy to steal and money laundering; a guilty plea to a single count of theft for a much lower amount was accepted by the Crown and he was sentenced to a suspended sentence order.

Professional memberships

Young Fraud Lawyers Association

Female Fraud Forum


CPS Advocates Panel Grade 1

Government Legal Department’s ‘Junior Junior’ Scheme


2015: Bar Professional Training Course, City Law School

2014: Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP

2012: BA History, Oxford University


Middle Temple Bar Professional Training Course Major Scholarship