Natalie York represents clients in all areas of family law. Her practice covers private and public child law and family finance.

Natalie is currently on parental leave. 

Natalie’s practice includes:

  • Adoption orders
  • Care and supervision orders
  • Child arrangement orders (live with orders/ contact orders etc.)
  • Prohibited steps orders
  • Specific issue orders
  • Parental responsibility orders
  • Orders under the Family Law Act 1996 (non-molestation orders/ occupation orders), and
  • Financial remedy orders.

Natalie has appeared in all tiers of the Family Court up to the High Court. She regularly takes on complex fact-finding cases and cases involving serious harm to children.

While completing her legal studies, Natalie acted on the University of Law Advocacy Committee as an Advocacy Scholar. She has spoken at the Oxford University Bar Society, Middle Temple Young Barristers Association and the University of Law on advocacy and the family bar.

Before working in family law, Natalie worked in theatre. She sits on the Board of Trustees for the New Diorama Theatre and on the Council of Shakespeare’s Globe.

If you would like more information about Natalie’s practice, please contact her clerks or call +44 (0)20 7405 6114.

Private child law

Natalie represents clients at all levels in complex fact-findings and final hearings involving:

  • Serious domestic violence including attempts to kill, false imprisonment and honour-based violence
  • Forced marriage and FGM (including forced marriage protection orders and FGM orders)
  • Coercive control
  • Sexual abuse
  • False imprisonment
  • Parental alienation
  • Child abduction
  • Substance misuse
  • Enforcement proceedings

 Public child law

Natalie acts for parents, children and the local authority across the spectrum of public law applications. She regularly undertakes multi-day fact-findings and final hearings. She represents parties in cases involving:

  • Domestic abuse between parents
  • Serious physical and emotional harm to children including non-accidental injury and sexual abuse
  • Substance misuse (including victims of ‘cuckooing’ and county lines exploitation)
  • Children at risk of sexual exploitation
  • Serious psychiatric disorders, including personality disorders
  • Factitious/ induced illness
  • Deprivation of liberty applications
  • Child neglect
  • Designation of local authority


Natalie represents clients at all stages including first appointment, financial dispute resolution appointment, final hearing and enforcement. Natalie has acted and advised in a wide range of ancillary relief cases, including more complex matters involving company assets, interveners and vulnerable parties.


Bar Professional Training Course (University of Law) (2018)

Graduate Diploma in Law (University of Law) (2017)

BA Classical Archaeology and Ancient History (University of Oxford) (2014)



Astbury Scholarship, Middle Temple (2017)

Advocacy Scholarship, University of Law (2017)

Memberships and Associations

Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

Family Law Bar Association


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