Year of Call: 2000
Clerks: James Watson / Lee Fifield
Natalie is an established family finance practitioner and is sought out for her expertise in this field.
She read Classics at Oxford University and later converted to law. She was called to the Bar in 2000 at the Middle Temple, practising initially at 30 Park Place before joining 9 Park Place in January 2018.
She has been consistently ranked in legal directories, particularly for her financial remedy work: she attracts high net worth cases, including those with company law, taxation and trusts issues. She has particular experience in dealing with agricultural property/businesses on divorce, as well as civil cohabitee ’Tolata’ disputes. She has been praised for her detailed and forensic approach and her self-assured, confident manner.
Natalie also has notable expertise in costs, Court of Protection, public law childcare and human rights cases involving children.
The Legal 500 2021 recommend Natalie as a Leading Junior in Divorce and Financial Remedy. They comment "She is a brilliant barrister and unmatched in the area of complex and high net worth financial matters."
Chambers and Partners 2020 record an experienced junior who is particularly well known for taking on high net worth financial remedy cases. She is skilled at dealing with tax, trusts and business issues. Her caseload demonstrates additional expertise in proceedings involving international aspects. Strengths: "She is thorough, very well prepared, proactive and very efficient." "She is my top choice. She is practical, thinks about settlements and has one eye on the bigger picture."
Previous editions of the Legal Directories say:
"Experienced junior who is particularly well known for taking on high net worth financial remedy cases. She also handles local authority care work, and has notable expertise in cases involving the Court of Protection and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards." (Chambers UK 2019)
"Thorough, pragmatic and highly effective. Natalie's attention to detail and preparation before hearings mean that she is always thoroughly prepared." "She really knows her stuff. She is thorough and a safe pair of hands."’ (Chambers UK, 2018)
‘Recommended for matrimonial finance work’ (Legal 500, 2018)
‘She has extensive knowledge and a high-level understanding of business and complex pensions. Clients like that she hits the ground running.’ (Chambers UK, 2017)
‘She has excellent judgment and is extremely good with clients.’ (Legal 500, 2017)
‘A tenacious advocate with gravitas and authority’. ‘First class – she’s incredibly bright and a great advocate’ (Chambers UK, 2016)
Natalie was appointed to sit as a Deputy District Judge on the Wales Circuit in 2011 and holds Civil, Private Law and Public Law Family authorisations.