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Testimonials

I was well guided due to your professionalism and knowledge

I was well guided due to your professionalism and knowledge
Thanks for your advice, patience and guidance during this process in my life which has not always been easy to ...
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Anon'
Natalie is truly an asset to A City Law Firm and indeed her profession

Natalie is truly an asset to A City Law Firm and indeed her profession
"We were the gay intended parents in a UK surrogacy arrangement. The relationship between us and the surrogate mother broke ...
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Patrick Killalea and James Dunne
I would wholehearted recommend them

I would wholehearted recommend them
I can’t thank A City Law Firm’s Family team enough for their help with a very tricky situation over child ...
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MBA

Family Solicitor & Head of Child Law

Natalie Sutherland is a qualified family solicitor with over 13 years’ experience. She advises clients on the whole spectrum of family law issues, including divorce and dissolution, financial remedy applications, cohabitation claims for 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.

Before joining ACLF Natalie was a partner at Cambridge Family Law Practice and, before that, a Senior Assistant solicitor at leading City family law practice, Levison Meltzer Pigott, where she spent 9 years working directly with one of the founders dealing with high net worth clients and matters with complex legal issues. Natalie began her career working with A City Law Firm’s founder, Karen Holden, heading the family team at her previous practice, in family, child and LGBT areas of law.

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

Natalie has a particular interest in all matters relating to children law. She has experience in handling leave to remove applications, fact finding hearings and dealing with cases involving intransigent parents and parental alienation. Natalie has 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 robust ways in which she handles these difficult matters.

Natalie acts for intended parents in their applications for Parental Orders following surrogacy journeys in the UK as well as abroad. Whilst most surrogacy journeys go well and result in Parental Orders for the intended parents securing their legal parenthood status, there are cases where things go wrong and Natalie works tirelessly to ensure that the right outcome is achieved. Natalie's compassion for families, in whatever forms they take, make her an asset in our pioneering family department.

Natalie is also 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.

Articles

What will the ‘No Fault Divorce Bill’ mean for me?
What will the ‘No Fault Divorce Bill’ mean for me?
Taking the leap to begin a divorce or dissolution is never easy and can be made more difficult by the ...
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UPDATED: International Surrogacy - COVID -19 Travel Ban
UPDATED: International Surrogacy – COVID -19 Travel Ban
Coronavirus and international surrogacy: Your baby is due to be born overseas and you are affected by the travel ban ...
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Co-parenting successfully in lockdown
Co-parenting successfully in lockdown
COVID-19: Co-parenting in lockdown How to remain calm and both see your children COVID-19 is causing increased tension for co-parents ...
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Landmark case: Whittington Hospital (Commercial Surrogacy)
Landmark case: Whittington Hospital (Commercial Surrogacy)
Supreme Court Decision Commercial surrogacy is unlawful in this country, unlike in the USA for example, however, in a landmark ...
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How to survive isolation/quarantine if you had been contemplating divorce
How to survive isolation/quarantine if you had been contemplating divorce
Whether you have already started divorce proceedings or were thinking about it and are now forced into lockdown together, what ...
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Family Courts are still operating
Family Courts are still operating
COVID-19: How the pandemic has changed
the family courts. We are now into the fourth week of the lockdown ...
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Cryptocurrency: What it means for divorcing couples.
Cryptocurrency: What it means for divorcing couples.
Bitcoin is known as the “gold standard” of cryptocurrency. Chances are you’ve heard of it but may not really understand ...
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Financial Remedies Application - delay or not to delay, that is the question?
Financial Remedies Application – delay or not to delay, that is the question?
Should you delay court applications until normality resumes? The social distancing requirements have changed the way we live our lives ...
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