Following her MSc in Social and Political Theory at Edinburgh University and a period of postgraduate tutoring and research, Natalia turned to law and was called to the Bar in 2002. She specialises in family law and undertakes all aspects of family work.
In 2012 Natalia was appointed as a member of the Calderdale Education Appeals Panel, and is a qualified civil and commercial mediator.
Natalia is frequently listed in the Legal 500 as a leading individual for Family Law.
Undertakes a significant amount of public law work, which includes physical and sexual abuse of children, mental health issues, drug and alcohol abuse, Special Guardianship applications and adoption representing all parties at all levels of proceedings, and deals with applications including those for:
Natalia’s calm approach and detailed preparation make her very popular with solicitors representing disadvantaged clients.
Natalia’s practice covers all aspects of private law children work, including the following:
In both public and private law, she has extensive experience of dealing with cases involving the following:
In addition to children work, represents clients in mainly small and medium-sized money cases, covering all stages of the ancillary relief proceedings, from first appointment through to final hearing, including interim applications for financial provision.
All areas of injunctive work are undertaken, including applications for:
Natalia accepts instructions in Court of Protection matters.
Assisted Michael Harrison QC during his involvement with this case in the interim stages, and represented the Local Authority at an interim directions hearing.
Application to permanently remove child from the jurisdiction. Consideration of principles in Re F, and the need for CAFCASS to conduct a sufficiently balanced (‘holistic’) welfare analysis when addressing issues in respect of relocation.