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Family Solicitor & Head of Child Law

Natalie Sutherland has been a qualified family solicitor for over 12 years, having worked for the founder of ACLF over 12years ago. She is a Consultant solicitor that runs a team of two.

She brings a wealth of experience in representing and advising clients on the whole spectrum of family law issues, including divorce and dissolution, financial disputes for married or unmarried couples, complex children matters, international and domestic relocation disputes, Surrogacy, Co-parenting and Fertility law, Schedule 1 (money) applications for children, variation of maintenance applications, freezing injunctions, and proceedings relating to domestic violence or occupation of the family home.

Natalie was a partner at Cambridge Family Law Practice and, before that, as Senior Assistant solicitor at leading City family law practice, Levison Meltzer Pigott, where she spent many years working directly with the founder dealing with high net worth clients and matters with complex legal issues. She trained under A City Law Firm’s Founder Karen Holden heading the family team at her previous practice, in family, child and LGBT areas of law.

Over the course of her career, Natalie has also dealt with many cases where addiction (in all its forms) has featured, in both money and children cases. Clients have praised Natalie for the sensitive and, when necessary, robust ways in which she handles these difficult matters. Natalie has experience in a range of court hearings from initial applications to final hearings in the High Court at the Royal Courts of Justice. Natalie has a particular interest in all matters relating to children law. She has vast experience in handling leave to remove applications, fact finding hearings and dealing with cases involving intransigent parents and parental alienation.

Equally comfortable litigating and negotiating, Natalie relishes the challenge of finding creative and cost-effective solutions for her clients. She is a member of Resolution.

She is developing a specialism in handling digital assets on divorce, which is becoming ever more important in this new tech age and is a complex and evolving area of law. Significant aspects include tracing, valuation and disclosure of the asset and advising on how they can be divided between the parties.

Natalie also works on our surrogacy cases from the USA, Canada and the UK, securing parental rights of the intended parents in the UK and advising on how a surrogacy arrangement should proceed to comply with UK laws and to ensure the protection of the eventual rights of the intended parents. Natalie's compassion for families, in whatever form they take, make her an asset in our pioneering surrogacy department.

Reported cases Natalie was instructed upon: G v G [2012] EWHC 167 (Fam) Full judgment can be found here:

Articles Natalie has written providing case comment: Gohil v Gohil [2015] UKSC 61

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