Natalie Gamble (She/her)
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 as a same-sex parent in 2001, she was the first UK solicitor to develop a practice in fertility law.
She is a passionate campaigner and advocate for LGBT+ parents and families conceived through assisted reproduction, recognised by the Independent’s ‘Pink List’ of influential LGBT+ people, nominated for Stonewall’s Hero of the Year Award and invited to meet the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street.
She chairs the UK and Ireland LGBT+ Family Law Institute, and is a fellow of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (one of the very first to be admitted outside the USA).
Natalie leads our legal work, working closely together with the rest of our legal team.
Natalie Gamble is highly respected for her ‘absolute mastery’ of surrogacy law, gaining praise for her ‘thoughtful, insightful and knowledgeable’ approach. She has leading exerptise across fertility law and same-sex family matters.
Chambers and Partners
Natalie is the best lawyer I’ve ever dealt with. She’s extremely thorough, diligent and knowledgeable, with excellent written and verbal presentation skills.
Natalie is passionate and extemely 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.
She was always on my side, devoting her skill and knowledge to identify the most effective path for me to achieve my goals.
Watch or listen to Natalie
Addressing the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
ITV Daybreak, campaigning for maternity leave rights for parents through surrogacy
On Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, discussing known sperm donation
Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, New York City
Natalie addressed a global audience of lawyers about cross-border surrogacy and the fight for parentage recogntion, reflecting on her 15 years of experience and the importance of articulating how surrogacy should be managed ethically
Irish Parliamentary evidence on international surrogacy
Natalie gave evidence to a two-hour session of an Irish Parliamentary Committee, who were considering whether to legislate to recognise Irish families conceived through international surrogacy
International Judicial Conference, Windsor Great Park
Natalie was invited to give a joint presentation with High Court judge Mrs Justice Theis, addressing a conference of international judges on surrogacy law and its challenges
New Families conference, London (with Baroness Hale)
Natalie was invited to speak alongside Supreme Court Justice Baroness Hale, opening the conference and discussing how UK law had evolved for LGBT+ parents and families created through assisted reproduction
House of Lords debate on same-sex parent recognition
Natalie was invited to be part of a Progress Educational Trust panel debate in Westminster Hall on the eve of the Parliamentary vote on new legislation for same-sex parents. Natalie was the panel member defending the proposed changes, alongside senior clergy and a member of the House of Lords who deeply opposed the proposals
In press and podcasts
Lawyer of the Week
Natalie Gamble advised Andy Bathie, who agreed, in a private arrangement, to donate sperm to a lesbian couple to have two children. He was pursued later by the CSA…
Lawyer in the News
Why is she in the news? Acted for a gay couple who had been tricked into an informal surrogacy arrangement by a woman, S, who subsequently refused to surrender the child.
Podcast with Chambers Inspire
Natalie was asked to speak to the LGBT+ division of Chambers and Partners legal directory about her career and values
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