Ayesha Vardags, President

Precis: Natasha was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2011. She graduated from the BPTC with an Outstanding in Family Law, and has completed a Collaborative Practice Foundation Certificate. Natasha qualified as a solicitor in March 2016 and also obtained Higher Rights of Audience for civil proceedings. Before joining Vardags, Natasha worked in the litigation department of the software company Autonomy, HP, and volunteered for the National Centre for Domestic Violence.

Natasha Grande, Solicitor

Precis: Natasha was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2011. She graduated from the BPTC with an Outstanding in Family Law, and has completed a Collaborative Practice Foundation Certificate. Natasha qualified as a solicitor in March 2016 and also obtained Higher Rights of Audience for civil proceedings. Before joining Vardags, Natasha worked in the litigation department of the software company Autonomy, HP, and volunteered for the National Centre for Domestic Violence.

Ayesha Vardags, President

Education: Natasha read English at the University of Oxford before completing an MA in Victorian Studies at Birkbeck College, London, where her thesis focused on the status of women in nineteenth-century property law. She undertook the Graduate Diploma in Law at City University and the Bar Professional Training Course at College of Law, Bloomsbury, funded by scholarships from Inner Temple.

Personal: Natasha has enjoyed playing tennis since the age of five, playing at county and Welsh level. She also has a strong interest in theatre, her favourite playwright being Arthur Miller. She worked as marketing manager for the Oxford Revue and the Univ Players, her college drama group. Her other interests include travel, opera and Victorian fiction, in particular the work of Elizabeth Gaskell.