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Natalie Payne

Natalie was called to the Bar in 2008 by Gray’s Inn and cross-qualified as a solicitor in 2010.

Prior to joining Morr & Co in September 2021, Natalie was Head of the Private Client Wills, Trusts and Probate Team at a central London firm.

Natalie has a mixed practice and specialises in Wills, Trusts (creation and administration), estate administration (domestic and international), lasting and enduring powers of attorney, and inheritance tax mitigation. Natalie acts as an executor, trustee, and attorney and takes great pride in looking after and supporting her clients and their families.

She has assisted in the administration of high-net-worth estates with cross border issues, misappropriated assets, repossessions, sham marriages, property portfolios, missing and difficult beneficiaries.

Natalie is an affiliate member of STEP, full member of Lifetime Lawyers and mentors students from the University of Kent.

Natalie is a trustee for two charities, Aoife’s Bubbles Charity and the Surrey Care Trust.  Both these charities do amazing work and Natalie is very proud to volunteer and to be a part of all the incredible work these charities do.

Personal Professional Awards

  • Ranked in Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2018 as an “Associate to Watch”
  • Won Private Client Lawyer of the Year in UK Lawyer Monthly Magazine Private Client Awards 2018
  • Shortlisted for lawyer of the year at the Surrey Legal Awards 2023 and 2024
  • Highly Commended for the ‘Best Probate Lawyer of the Year’ at The Probate Industry Awards 2024
  • Highly Commended for Lawyer of the Year – Wills & Probate at the Modern Law Private Client Awards 2024
  • Ranked as “Up and Coming” in Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Guide 2024

Team Professional Awards:

  • 2018, 2019 and 2020 shortlisted for Solicitor Firm of the Year and National Firm of the Year at the British Probate and Wills Awards
  • Ranked Band 4 in Legal 500
  • 2023 and 2024 shortlisted for Private Client Team of the Year at the Modern Law Awards
  • 2023 and 2024 shortlisted for Private Client Team of the Year at the Surrey Lawyer Awards
  • 2024 shortlisted for Best Probate Firm at the Probate Industry Awards
  • 2024 shortlisted for Best Will Writing Firm at the Probate Industry Award
  • 2024 shortlisted for Private Client Team – Wills & Probate (16+ Solicitors) at the Modern Law Private Client Awards


Natalie is a keen basketball player and for over 20 years won  tournaments and leagues and hasplayed at Wembley Arena twice.

She also enjoys swimming, cycling and hiking and has completed various challenges to raise money for charity.  Recent achievements include the London to Paris Bike Ride, National Three Peaks Challenge in under 24 hours, wing walking, abseiling, Surrey Ride 100, Essex Ride 100 and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

Natalie also enjoys being a little creative and makes cards to raise money for Aoife’s Bubbles children’s cancer charity.