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- Legal 500 2015

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- Chambers and Partners 2016

Natalia Escoriza 2002

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Natalia is a family specialist who has built a solid family practice covering all areas of family law. She 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. She has dealt with a number of cases involving parties who do not speak English as their first language and require an interpreter. Her calm approach and detailed preparation make her very popular with solicitors representing disadvantaged clients. Her private law practice includes cases involving abduction, removal from the jurisdiction or transfer of jurisdiction, children being separately represented and Schedule 1 Children Act applications. Natalia also acts in injunctive proceedings and at all stages of ancillary relief cases.

Natalia has recently been appointed to the Calderdale Education Appeals Panel and is a qualified civil and commercial mediator.

 

 

Recommendations:

Legal 500 2016:  ‘She is always well prepared and gives realistic advice.’

Legal 500 2015: “her wide-ranging practice covers all aspects of public and private children law, and financial remedies”.

Legal 500 2014: “respected for all aspects of family law, including public and private law children cases.”

Legal 500 2013: “recommended for difficult cases involving children.”

Legal 500 2012: “covers the full spectrum of family law.”

Areas of Practice

Family

• Children – public and private, including adoption and jurisdictional matters

• Ancillary Relief

• Injunctive Proceedings

• Divorce

• Enforcement

Public Law

Undertakes a significant amount of public law work, representing all parties at all levels of proceedings, and deals with applications including those for:

• Care Orders

• Supervision Orders

• Special Guardianship

• Placement

• Adoption

• Revocation of Public Law Orders

• S19(14) Orders

• Designation of Appropriate Local Authority

Private Law

Is instructed in all aspects of private law children work, including the following:

• Applications for Contact and Residence

• Prohibited Steps and Specific Issue Applications

• Parental Responsibility Applications

• Schedule 1 Children Act Applications

• Cases where the children are separately represented

• Removal from the jurisdiction

• Cases involving applications to the International Child Abduction Unit for return of children from outside the jurisdiction.

• Cases with a “foreign element”.

In both public and private law, extensive experience of dealing with cases involving the following:

• Allegations of physical, sexual and emotional abuse

• Allegations of domestic violence

• Complicated findings of fact hearings with multiple potential perpetrators

• One or more party with mental health issues

• One or more party with drug and alcohol abuse issues

• Parties who are from outside of the jurisdiction

• Parties who do not have English as a first language and require an interpreter.

Ancillary Relief

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.

Injunctive Proceedings

All areas of injunctive work are undertaken, including applications for:

• Non-Molestation Orders

• Occupation Orders

Divorce

Experienced in advising on, and representing clients in, contested divorce proceedings.

Enforcement

Instructed in applications for enforcement of breaches of children and ancillary relief orders

Notable Cases

Birmingham City Council v R [2007] 1 FLR 564

Assisted Michael Harrison QC during his involvement with this case in the interim stages, and represented the Local Authority at an interim directions hearing.

Re AZ (Child) (Relocation to Poland) [2016] EWFC 8

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.

 

Additional Information

• Membership of Specialist Associations: Family Law Bar Association

• Scholarships: Jules Thorn Scholarship, Middle Temple, 2001

• Member of the Bar Pro Bono Unit

• Member of the Free Representation Unit

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