Natalie Sutherland 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.
Natalie started out her career at boutique family law firm, 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.
Prior to joining Burgess Mee as a Partner, Natalie was Head of the Family Department at A City Law Firm, a firm which is well known for their work in surrogacy and fertility law as well as LGBTQ+ issues. Natalie handled complex surrogacy matters, both UK based and international and has sensitively and successfully dealt with surrogacy journeys where one party has changed their mind.
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 has featured, in both money and children cases.
Equally comfortable litigating and negotiating, Natalie relishes the challenge of finding creative and cost-effective solutions for her clients.
Clients say this about Natalie:
“Natalie is approachable, friendly and has a no nonsense attitude”
“Natalie was always available to answer our numerous questions and gave us clear, knowledgeable answers and advice. We were incredibly impressed that Natalie was able to see aspects of our case that we were blind to - being in the middle of it. Natalie immersed herself in our case and she knew it inside and out. She worked tirelessly to ensure we had the opportunity for the best outcome possible”
“Thanks for your exemplary work and remarkable dedication… You have my heartfelt thanks and total respect for delivering a first-class service”