Natalie is an Associate in the Family team.
With experience across the broad spectrum of family law, she advises clients on matters such as divorce and financial matters arising from separation, cohabitation issues, disputes about children and wealth protection. She also has experience of advising on financial settlement where there are business assets or public sector pension schemes.
When supporting clients through their separation, she provides them with the confidence to work through the process step by step providing advice with respect to the procedures and processes involved with a compassionate and pragmatic approach, always focused on achieving the right resolution taking into account the unique circumstances of each client. She also helps clients to navigate through the Court process with respect to both financial issues and matters relating to children ensuring that the children’s interests are the focus of the family’s agreement.
She has a particular interest in supporting clients with a pro-active approach to financial planning and wealth protection in case of a future relationship breakdown specifically around the preparation of Cohabitation Agreements and Nuptial Agreements.
Natalie’s clients include individuals, members of the armed forces or other public services, company directors, landowners and those with high wealth.
Recent examples of how Natalie has supported clients include:
- advising in matrimonial matters where the assets are in excess of £1million;
- providing pro-active advice on wealth protection by way of a cohabitation agreement where there is a dynastic family business or pre-acquired wealth;
- working with a client in relation to contested proceedings relating to children where significant allegations of domestic abuse had been made to include preparation of detailed evidence on behalf of the client and re-establishing contact between the parent and the children in question;
- supporting a number of clients in matrimonial cases where there are large public sector pension schemes;
- working with unmarried couples to ensure their interests are protected in relation to property and trust principles; and
- helping to resolve financial issues upon separation for unmarried couples.