Natalie is a solicitor and an Associate n the firm. She is a member of our Family Matters legal team. She joined Watkins & Gunn in 2014 and successfully qualified as a Solicitor in 2016 Since then, she has developed a growing specialism in all aspects of family law, with a particular focus on children matters and she became an Associate in 2020 . She is praised by clients for representing parents in both private and public Children Act matters.
Natalie predominantly assists parents throughout all aspects of social services involvement, including attendance at Public Law Outline meetings and representation throughout care proceedings should the matter proceed to Court. She has experience of representing parents in complex cases involving jurisdictional issues, sex abuse and non-accidental injury. Natalie is also able to offer advice and representation to family members in respect of caring for a child that has been removed from their parent’s care by social services.
Natalie can advise and assist parents in all aspects of private children law matters. She can also provide representation to parents throughout Court proceedings, such as applications for Child Arrangements Orders (for both contact and residence), Specific Issue Orders, Prohibited Steps Orders and Special Guardianship Orders.
Domestic violence is also an area of Natalie’s expertise and she can assist with warning off letters and obtaining Non-Molestation Orders under the Family Law Act 1996 should you require her to do so.
- Law Degree (LL.B): First Class Honours
- Legal Practice Course (LPC): Distinction
- Accredited Police Station Representative
- Chair of South Wales Region of Young Resolution