Natasha Forman (née Koshnitsky)

Senior Associate

Employment

“I mainly dealt with one individual Natasha Forman, extremely professional, efficient and considered. – the quality and effectiveness of her advice and service meant I had thought she was a partner.”

Legal 500 UK 2022

"I expected the very best of advice - My expectations were however exceeded by the responsiveness and commitment afforded to me by Natasha. I do not say this lightly, having many years of experience dealing with magic circle firms."

Senior Executive, COO

“I achieved a very healthy settlement. Natasha brought the perfect balance of managing my expectations whilst also being ambitious in the outcomes we desired. I sincerely hope I will have the opportunity to work with Natasha and the firm again, as an instructing client. Natasha was great on a personal level. I rate her very highly.”

Senior Executive, Legal sector

“Natasha is gold dust."

Senior Executive, Banking

Natasha Forman is a Legal 500 ranked senior employment solicitor.

Natasha acts for both senior executives and employers in a wide variety of sectors including (but not limited to) financial services, law firms and other professional services firms, and luxury brands.

Natasha advises on the full range of employment-related issues. She specialises in whistleblowing and discrimination matters and frequently achieves high value settlements for her senior executive clients, as well as helping her employer clients to resolve often highly sensitive matters. She takes a practical and commercial approach to matters and her client feedback is outstanding.

Natasha comments regularly in the media on employment-related issues, including as a contributor to BBC radio broadcasts on discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace, as well as sick pay.

Natasha has a young son and is part of her firm’s parents and carers network. Before embarking on her legal career, Natasha taught English in Okayama, Japan. She is dual-qualified as a solicitor in Australia (2004 with First Class Honours) and England & Wales (2009).

Recent work

  • Natasha has recently been involved in achieving high value and multi-million pound settlements for senior executive clients in relation to their High Court and Employment Tribunal claims involving, whistle-blowing, bonus claims and discrimination.
  • Western Union Services UK Ltd v Anastasiou: an Employment Appeal Tribunal case in relation to whistleblowing, including the question of whether the claimant must show that the person inflicting the detriment knew about the protected disclosure.

 

What clients and directories say

I am unendingly grateful for the compassion and understanding Natasha showed me during the resolution of my matter, in addition to the expertise and professionalism shown communicating with my employer on my behalf. At a time when I needed support the most, it was provided in abundance, exceeding my expectations and offering a security at a time when I felt extremely vulnerable. If a friend was is a similar situation, I would want them to feel the reassurances I felt, when working with Kingsley Napley.

A Client

I mainly dealt with one individual Natasha Forman, extremely professional, efficient and considered.  – the quality and effectiveness of her advice and service meant I had thought she was a partner.”

Legal 500 UK 2022

I expected the very best of advice - My expectations were however exceeded by the responsiveness and commitment afforded to me by Natasha. I do not say this lightly, having many years of experience dealing with magic circle firms."

Senior Executive, COO

I achieved a very healthy settlement. Natasha brought the perfect balance of managing my expectations whilst also being ambitious in the outcomes we desired. I sincerely hope I will have the opportunity to work with Natasha and the firm again, as an instructing client. Natasha was great on a personal level. I rate her very highly.”

Senior Executive, Legal sector

Natasha is gold dust”.

Senior Executive, Banking

With her calm, unflappable nature Natasha is the ideal person to turn to when you are presented with a stressful employment law scenario. Endlessly patient and exceedingly thorough, you are left feeling all aspects and angles have been covered and the way forward is clear. That reassurance is invaluable.”

Partner of a top ranked law firm

Calm and rational throughout the process and very realistic and pragmatic.”

Senior executive client in relation to a High Court claim

She really knows her stuff.”

Well-known specialist employment barrister

The hotel business is no stranger to complex and exciting people opportunities; many of which need to be carefully handled through expert guidance and advice. We have worked with Natasha over the past few years and have found her to be the perfect balance in providing support, knowledge and above all understanding in how we run our business and in maintaining and growing the employee culture we have. I highly recommend Natasha to work with any company as her approach to business relations and strong employment knowledge is beyond reproach. We look forward to a continued working relationship with her for years to come.” 

Head of HR, Luxury Brand

Over the last few years our firm has been guided through a range of difficult and complex employee relation issues by Natasha. In every event the advice given has been insightful and well thought out with a real focus on enabling us to make strong commercial decisions. In terms of dealing with employee relations, I feel our issues are always in a very safe pair of hands. Natasha understands our firm, our business and the individuals on whom we seek advice."

Head of Administration, London office of a full service international law firm

Natasha was very helpful in a case against my former employer. She was very effective at negotiating with the other side and at countering their aggressive negotiation tactics. Her written work is high quality. After she submitted the claim we received a call very shortly from the other side to seek to settle. Highly recommend.”

Senior executive client in relation to a whistleblowing claim in the Employment Tribunal

Right from the start I was impressed with Natasha’s grasp of my situation and she achieved for me a far better outcome with my agreement than I had expected. At no time did I feel that she was anything less than 100% committed to achieving the optimal results, but she was also approachable and made herself available at short notice. I have already recommended Natasha to several people.” 

Senior executive

 

Memberships

  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Industrial Law Society
  • Anglo-Australasian Lawyers Society

 

further information

Outside of work Natasha enjoys travelling and spending time with family and friends.

 

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