Natalie is known internationally, not only as the UK’s leading fertility lawyer but also for her gentle tenacity which has enabled much needed change in the UK legal system. Having built her own donor-conceived family in 2001, Natalie was the first solicitor to pioneer fertility law in the UK.
Natalie has been named in the Independent on Sunday’s Pink List as one of the UK’s 100 most influential gay people, named as the Times Lawyer of the Week, and nominated for Stonewall’s Hero of the Year Award for her defence of same-sex parents. She is listed by Legal 500 in their elite list of lawyers who are leaders in their field and ranked as a Band 1 leading lawyer by Chambers. She was also one of the first international fellows to be admitted to the US-based Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, and she is the Chair of the UK and Ireland LGBT Family Law Institute. In 2010 her work was recognised with an invitation to meet the Prime Minister at a 10 Downing Street reception.
Natalie is often interviewed by the BBC and in the national press, and is a regular voice on the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme and Woman’s Hour.
- House of Lords debate on same-sex parent rights on the eve of the Parliamentary vote in 2008, with the Bishop of Oxford and Baroness Deech
- Formal response to the keynote of Supreme Court Justice Baroness Hale at the New Families Conference, London
- Co-speaker with High Court specialist surrogacy judge Mrs Justice Theis, to international judicial conference at Windsor Great Park
- Representing the UK at the Association of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys’ global conference, South Carolina, USA
- American Bar Association global conference on surrogacy, Las Vegas
- The Guardian
- Legal journals – Family Law, International Family Law, The Review, Family Law Quarterly (US)
- Stonewall Pregnant Pause and Gay Dads’ Guide
- BioNews, Reproductive Biomedicine
- Fertility Network UK magazine, London Women’s Clinic magazine, BICA journal
- Diva, G3 magazine