Natasha specialises in public law, and advises government departments, Crown entities, and State-owned enterprises, as well as private clients, on a range of public, regulatory, and commercial matters.
Natasha regularly advises clients on the legislative process, statutory decision-making, and compliance with administrative law obligations. She also advises on contracting arrangements, including on the administration of funding grant schemes. Natasha also advises clients on Privacy Act requests, their obligations relating to the collection, use, and sharing of personal information, privacy/information policies, and how to respond to privacy complaints.
Before joining Buddle Findlay Natasha worked as a solicitor at the Ministry of Health. She has specialist expertise in the health sector and regularly advises the Ministry of Health, District Health Boards and health sector Crown entities on a range of legal issues, including in particular legislative and regulatory matters, contracting and funding arrangements, and procurement
Drafting the new PHO services agreement
under which District Health Boards provide funding to Primary Health Organisations to deliver primary care services (including GP services), and drafting changes required to that agreement as the result of annual reviews and new policy decisions
Advising the Electricity Authority
on industry participants' obligations under the Electricity Industry Participation Code 2010, and drafting amendments to the Code to reflect new policy decisions
Advising Callaghan Innovation
on the provision of R&D funding grants to businesses
Working on secondment to the Ministry of Science + Innovation
as its Principal Legal Counsel (and sole in-house lawyer)
Advising on the annual review
of nationally consistent age-related residential care contracts between District Health Boards and the rest home sector
Advising a government department
on the establishment of a new Crown entity