Natalie Gamble Associates

Our team

Modern families need modern lawyers.  We are a close collaborative team with a personal approach.

A photograph of NGA leader and solicitor Natalie GambleNatalie Gamble

Natalie is known internationally, not only as the UK's leading fertility lawyer but also for her gentle tenacity which has enabled much needed changes in the UK legal system.  Inspired by the lack of legal advice available when she 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 100 most influential gay people in the UK, named as Times Lawyer of the Week, and nominated for Stonewall's Hero of the Year award for her defence of same sex parents.  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.  She cares profoundly about improving the experience of families created through assisted reproduction and in non-traditional family structures.

Chambers and Partners, 2014:

Natalie Gamble is held in high regard by peers and clients for her specialism and expertise in all children matters, and particularly their strength in assisted reproduction, surrogacy and same-sex parenting. One client describes Natalie as "passionate and extremely knowledgeable in this specialist field, offering insightful and pragmatic advice in a calm and reassuring way during the most challenging and stressful time of our lives."

Listen to Natalie talking about known donation on Woman's Hour

See Natalie talking about surrogacy on ITV Daybreak

Published articles:

  • The Guardian
  • Family Law, International Family Law, The Review, Family Law Quarterly (US)
  • Stonewall Pregnant Pause and Gay Dads' Guide
  • BioNews, Reproductive Biomedicine
  • Diva, G3 magazine, Infertility Network UK magazine, London Women's Clinic magazine

Public speaking highlights:

  • AAARTA global conference on assisted reproduction law, Charleston, South Carolina
  • New Families Conference (giving reply to Supreme Court Justice Baroness Hale's opening address), London
  • American Bar Association global conference on surrogacy law, Las Vegas, USA
  • House of Lords public debate on same sex parents (alongside the Bishop of Oxford and Baroness Deech), London

Contact Natalie at:

natalie@nataliegambleassociates.com

Tel. 0844 357 1603 (from outside the UK +44 1202 373400)


Helen Prosser

Helen Prosser

 

Caring, energetic and creative, Helen is responsible for the strategy, management and direction of our business.  With nearly 20 years' experience in marketing and business development in both the legal and commercial world, Helen supported Natalie in her early career before joining our team in a management role in 2011.

 

Helen works alongside the legal team and helps to make change.  She drives the firm's innovative approach, and has set up and runs our sister organisation Brilliant Beginnings.  She works with intended parents, surrogates, clinics, attorneys, agencies and professional organisations across the UK and the world.

 

Helen is a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Gamete Donation Trust, a member of the HFEA Donation Strategy Group (and Lifecycle campaign) and one of the few international members of the American Bar Association's Assisted Reproductive Technology committee.

Published articles:

  • Out in the City
  • G3 magazine
  • Infertility Network UK magazine
  • BioNews

Public Speaking:

  • European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology Conference, London
  • Bar Lesbian and Gay Group (BLAGG) Conference, London
  • Families Through Surrogacy Conference, Windsor

 

Contact Helen at:
helen@nataliegambleassociates.com

Tel. 0844 357 1604 (from outside the UK +44 1202 373400)

 


Richard Perrins

 

A photograph of NGA solicitor Richard PerrinsExperienced and reassuring, Richard has been responsible for our family disputes work since joining our team as an experienced solicitor in March 2013.  He qualified in 2009 and is a member of Resolution.

 

Richard specialises in all aspects of private family law, including divorce, civil partnership dissolution, financial matters, disputes relating to children, and UK and international surrogacy.  He regularly handles complex children cases for same sex parents and families conceived through assisted reproduction, including known donor and surrogacy disputes.  He also has experience handling complex financial cases involving substantial assets, trusts, pensions and family businesses.

 

Richard is a trained family mediator able to provide mediation services for a wide range of family disputes, but with a particular specialism in cases involving same sex couples and alternative family structures.

Published articles:

  • The Review (journal for Resolution)
  • BioNews
  • Lexis Nexis

Public Speaking:

  • Bar Lesbian and Gay Group (BLAGG) Conference, London
  • Stonewall training, London
  • UBS bank equality and diversity group, London

 

Contact Richard at:

richard@nataliegambleassociates.com
Tel. 0844 693 4200 (from outside the UK +44 1202 373400) 

 

 

Nicola Scott

 

A photograph of NGA solicitor Nicola Scott Nicola is a passionate and empathetic lawyer and has been part of the NGA team since 2009.  She completed her training with us and qualified as a solicitor in March 2013, when she broke new ground as the first solicitor in the UK to have qualified as a fertility lawyer, having trained in this specialist field. 

 

Nicola has long had a passion for fertilty law, stemming from her law degree where she received a first-class mark for her final year dissertation covering various aspects of this niche area.  Since joining NGA, Nicola has worked as an integral member of our team on our many leading and published fertility law cases.  She advises on international and domestic surrogacy, prepares specialist wills, advises on donor conception and disputed issues, and conducts litigation including High Court parental order applications.

 

Read Nicola quoted in the Sunday Times

Published articles:

  • Family Law Review
  • The British Infertility Counsellors' Association (BICA) Journal
  • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Journal

Public speaking:

  • Want 2 B A Parent Show, Cardiff
  • BICA training day, London
  • London Women's Clinic Inseminar, London

Contact Nicola at:
nicola@nataliegambleassociates.com
Tel. 0844 357 1638 (from outside the UK +44 1202 373400)

 

 

Sarah Adlem, office manager at Natalie Gamble AssociatesSarah Adlem

Positive, calm and approachable, Sarah manages our office and provides invaluable support in all aspects of the team’s legal work.  Having worked with Natalie previously, Sarah joined our team in October 2010.  Sarah's wealth of office experience, both in fertility and family law, and in other industries including the medical field, ensures the safe running of our office and our work. 

 

Contact Sarah at:
sarah@nataliegambleassociates.com
Tel. 0844 357 1602 (from outside the UK +44 1202 373400)

 

 

Debbie Gaudion

Debbie joined us in January 2014.  She brings with her a wealth of administrative experience, having previously been a personal assistant to the chief office of a government department.  Being the first point of contact within the team, her professional and courteous manner is reassuring to clients.  With strong administration and organisation skills, Debbie provides invaluable support to Sarah and the team.

Contact Debbie at:

debbie@nataliegambleassociates.com

Tel. 0844 357 1602 (from outside the UK +44 1202 373400)