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Natalie Wortley

Associate Professor

Department: Northumbria Law School

Natalie was called to the Bar in 1999 and practised as a barrister for over 10 years, specialising in criminal cases. She was awarded the Bar Council Certificate of Merit and is a former Inns of Court Pegasus Scholar. She was appointed as a Legally Qualified Chair of Police Misconduct Panels in 2016 and became a Deputy District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) in 2017.

Natalie is also Associate Professor of Law, teaching Criminal Law, Evidence and Advocacy. In addition to being qualified to teach Advocacy to students, Natalie is a Grade 1 Trainer (a ‘trainer of trainers’) for the North Eastern Circuit, where she regularly trains pupil barristers and new practitioners.

Natalie’s research focusses on vulnerable suspects and defendants, and criminal evidence, and she has published over 30 peer reviewed articles, case notes and book chapters in these areas. She is convenor of the Criminal Justice Section of the Society of Legal Scholars, a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health and was Case Note Editor for the Journal of Criminal Law (2014-2017).

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Room 317B, City Campus East
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • England, Wortley, N., Kotecha, B. 17 May 2022, Public health crisis management and criminal liability of governments, London, Hart Publishing
  • English Legal System [4th edition], Wilson, S., Rutherford, H., Storey, T., Wortley, N., Kotecha, B. 29 May 2020
  • R v Tierney-Campbell, Stockdale, M., Wortley, N. 2020, In: Criminal Law Week
  • Comment: Hunt v CPS [2018] EWHC 3341 (Admin), Wortley, N. 15 Jul 2019, In: Criminal Law Week
  • Comment: NK v Germany (2019) 68 EHRR 9, Wortley, N. 6 Mar 2019, In: Criminal Law Week
  • Comment on Guidance on the Preparation, Admission and Examination of Expert Evidence, Wortley, N., Ward, T. 18 Mar 2019, In: Criminal Law Week
  • Comment: R. (Monica) v DPP (Boyling, interested party) [2018] EWHC 3508 (Admin), Wortley, N., McCartney, C. 30 Jan 2019, In: Criminal Law Week

  • Law MA September 01 2005
  • Law BPTC September 01 1998
  • Law PGDip September 01 1997
  • Ordinary Member Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) 2008

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