Natalie Wortley

Barrister & Principal Lecturer in Law, Northumbria University

Natalie Wortley is a barrister and Principal Lecturer in Law at Northumbria University. She was called to the Bar in 1999 and is a member of New Park Court Chambers. She is Deputy Director of the Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies and case note editor for the Journal of Criminal Law. Natalie’s research focusses on persons with mental disorder in the criminal justice system, and on capacity and consent in the criminal law.

Her current work includes research into the implications of recent developments in the law for victims of long-term abuse who kill their abusers. Natalie is convenor of the Criminal Justice section of the Society of Legal Scholars. She has co-authored textbooks on Criminal Law, Evidence and the English Legal System, is a frequent contributor to academic and practitioner journals and is regularly invited to speak at seminars and conferences.

Latest News

LCSS Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, London, 3rd-7th August 2015

In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.

LCSS Summer School 2015

We are excited to conduct LCSS's first summer school and to host a lovely group of students from Azerbaijan. 20 July - 14 August

International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice: Re-Gendering Education

LCSS’s growing gender platform continued its international conference series in Bloomington, IN, United States on International Conference on Gender and Education

Gender and The Law Conference Proceedings Published

The e-book brings together selected full-length papers, edited by Sibel Safi and Eda Aycan Aras, from the presentations of the conference, offering different perspectives and studies on gender and law-related issues.


“Insider” and/or “outsider: Anthropologists’ constant status negotiation”

Feray J. Baskin - PhD Candidate, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

In the Name of the Nation: the burqa ban, French values and Islam

Daniela Alaattinoğlu - PhD Candidate, European University Institute - Florence, Italy

On Welfare Reform with Baroness Molly Meacher

Interview by Ozdemir Ahmet - On Thursday 4 April 2013 An interview was conducted with Baroness Molly Meacher at the House of Lords where questions were put out to her with regards to the welfare reforms introduced by the coalition.

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