Natalie Gamble

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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 and believes passionately that families thrive with love, honesty and confidence, no matter what their structure or how they were made. 

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.  See our Media area for more.

Chambers and Partners, 2017:

Natalie Gamble is a well-known expert in fertility and surrogacy law, as well as same-sex parental issues. One sources says: "Natalie is the best lawyer I've ever dealt with.  She's extremely thorough, diligent and knowledgeable, with excellent written and verbal presentation skills."

Chambers and Partners, 2016:

The "brilliant" Natalie Gamble is well versed in surrogacy and fertility issues, assisted reproduction law, same-sex parenting and others complex children matters.

Chambers and Partners, 2015:

Natalie Gamble is highly respected for her "absolute mastery of surrogacy law," gaining praise for her "thoughtful, insightful and knowledgeable" approach. She has leading expertise across areas such as fertility law and same-sex family matters.

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 her 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 surrogacy law and her work on The Fertility Podcast:


Listen to Natalie talking about known donation on Woman’s Hour:


See Natalie talking about surrogacy on ITV Daybreak:

"She was always on my side, devoting her skill and knowledge to identify the most effective path for me to achieve my goal." 

Speaking highlights:

  • 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

Published writing:

  • 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, Human Fertility
  • Fertility Network UK magazine, London Women’s Clinic magazine, BICA journal
  • Diva, G3 magazine