Natalya is a senior lawyer with the Capsticks’ commercial team and is based in the Leeds office. Natalya advises health sector clients on a variety of commercial and governance issues.
Since she qualified in 2006 Natalya has been advising the health sector on all aspects of contracting, including drafting and negotiating contracts for the purchase and provision of services, consultancy agreements, confidentiality agreements and joint ventures. She also provides procurement law advice to public sector clients.
Natalya advises NHS bodies on establishing integrated working arrangements with local authorities and has developed a template s75 agreement to assist clients with managing those integrated arrangements.
She also advises NHS foundation trusts and foundation trust aspirants on drafting and amending their constitutions and on negotiating the FT application process. Natalya advises FTs on the extent of their powers, for example, when considering joint ventures and the establishment of private patient arrangements.
Natalya also has extensive experience of advising NHS commissioners including NHS England. Examples of her work to date include advising: Commissioning Support Units on the contractual arrangements between themselves and their CCG customers; and CCGs on their governance arrangements including drafting and developing CCG constitutions and joint working arrangements across CCGs and local authorities.
Natalya also provides advice to non NHS bodies operating within the health sector, including the NHS Confederation and a number of community interest company providers which emerged as part of the Transforming Community Services programme.
Prior to joining Capsticks Natalya worked in the commercial team of a national firm specialising in the provision of legal advice to the healthcare sector. During that period she was seconded to the Department of Health’s Social Enterprise Unit where she assisted with the management of a competitive dialogue process to identify a fund manager for the Social Enterprise Investment Fund.
BA (Hons) English and History, University of Southampton
PgDL/LPC College of Law (York)