The High Court has ruled that a wife had not been entitled to access her husband’s private information during divorce proceedings. In giving the ruling, the judge warned couples not to resort to unlawful practices to gain an unfair advantage. The issue arose after the husband suspected that the wife had accessed and misused his
Natalie joined Machins Solicitors in April 2018 from a regional firm in Watford.
Natalie qualified as a solicitor in 2017 after completing her Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in London and training contract in Northwood. Natalie worked in the Family department throughout her training.
Natalie has been involved in pro-bono work, previously providing legal advice to members of the Armed Forces.
Specialist practice areas
- Divorce, dissolution and separation following marriage, civil partnership or cohabitation
- Financial arrangements following breakdown of a relationship including financial orders and deeds of separation
- Domestic abuse
- Prenuptial arrangements
- Cohabitation disputes
- Private Children Act cases including internal and external relocation, residence/contact and Prohibited steps
- Pre/postnuptial agreements
TestimonialsI was given clear and concise advice. The help I needed was during lockdown, a tricky time for everyone, but I was reassured and Natalie worked quickly and efficiently.I can not thank Natalie Nero enough for her handling of my case. She represented me on both child and financial matters in my divorce and I felt supported and guided throughout, I had absolute trust in Natalie and her approach was sensitive, attentive and accurate throughout my dealings with her.I can't thank you enough for everything you have done for me, it means so much to get closure after all this time and I’m so grateful to you.I just wanted to say 'thank you' for all your help this year.
Latest news by Natalie Nero
A divorced husband has been told that he cannot use documents from a financial dispute resolution hearing (FDR) as evidence in a court case against him. The issue arose after divorce proceedings between the husband and his former wife. In 2018 a judge made an order providing for the instruction of a firm to value
A woman who was misled by her cohabiting partner has won her legal fight to own 50% of the home they shared together. The case involved Natalie O’Neill and Shaun Holland, who had lived together for 12 years. Legal title to the property had been vested in the sole name of O’Neill’s father from its
A husband has failed to persuade the court to overturn a divorce settlement he described a “grossly unfair”. The case involved a couple who had married in 1987 and divorced in 2010. The husband was a successful property developer and the wife was a homemaker. A consent order for financial remedies was made in 2010,
The government is to revive its no-fault divorce bill that was shelved in November because of the proroguing of the last parliament and the General Election. Now that the Conservative government has been returned, a new bill is to be introduced in the coming year. There was no mention of it in the Queen’s Speech,
A husband has won his appeal against a judge’s decision that allowed his wife a second chance to improve her divorce settlement. The case involved a couple who had been married for several years and had one son. At the final hearing of the wife’s application for a financial settlement, the husband proposed that she