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Natalie Sutherland

Natalie Sutherland

Partner, Burgess Mee

Natalie Sutherland qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and is a Partner at Burgess Mee Family Law where she heads the Modern Families Department advising in respect of: International and domestic surrogacy arrangements, advising Intended Parents and Surrogates; Child arrangements where a surrogacy arrangement has broken down; Assisted reproductive technology law; Donor conception including advising on legal parentage and known donor agreements; Platonic co-parenting including advising on co-parenting agreements; Embryo disposition; Posthumous conception; Advising LGBTQ+ parents and single parents by choice; and Declarations of parentage. In addition to her experience in the above, Natalie advises on the whole spectrum of family law issues, including; Divorce and dissolution of Civil Partnerships; International cases including domicile and jurisdiction disputes; Financial remedy applications; Private law child arrangements matters; International and domestic leave to remove disputes; Cases involving allegations of controlling and coercive behaviour and narcissistic personality disorder; Cases involving allegations of parental alienation; Cases involving vulnerable clients; Vaccination disputes relating to children, including the Covid vaccination; Cohabitation claims for unmarried couples; Schedule 1 (money) applications for children; Pre and post nuptial agreements; Variation of maintenance applications; Freezing injunctions; and Family Law Act applications relating to domestic abuse or occupation of the family home. Natalie is co-founder of In/Fertility in the City where she co-hosts a podcast and runs events designed to explore the complex relationship between in/fertility and work and how to manage this effectively.