Natasha Miller

Call: 2017

'Natasha has a razor-sharp intellect. She is a formidable opponent yet approaches her cases with charm, compassion and great care.'
The Legal 500 UK Bar 2024

Natasha joined Chambers after successful completion of her pupillage and now accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ core practice areas. She has appeared at all levels of the family courts, up to and including the High Court. Before joining Chambers, Natasha worked at the Court of Appeal of England and Wales as the judicial assistant to Lord Justice McCombe and ran the legal clinic for a charity.

Natasha was been named Family Law Young Barrister of the Year at the LexisNexis Family Law Awards 2022.

 

To instruct Natasha or for more information…

Call: 020 7353 6961
Email: clerks@harcourtchambers.co.uk

Practice Areas

Natasha undertakes all forms of care, adoption and other public law proceedings, including representing clients faced with serious allegations of neglect, abuse, substance misuse, mental health issues and physical and emotional harm. She has experience working with vulnerable parents, including those with learning disabilities, and of representing grandparents and Guardians.

Notable Public Law Children cases


AA & BB (Children) (NAI - Fact Finding Hearing) [2021] EWFC B75

Natasha represented a grandparent in the pool of perpetrators in respect of alleged non-accidental injuries sustained by a baby.  No findings were made in respect of her client.

Natasha accepts instructions on all Children Act 1989 private law matters, including cases featuring domestic abuse, parental alienation and relocation. Natasha has represented parents in all stages of proceedings, including final and fact-finding hearings. She has experience of acting for Children’s Guardians appointed within private law proceedings and of applications for Forced Marriage Protection Orders. Natasha also represents clients in injunctive proceedings under the Family Law Act 1989, including where serous allegations of domestic abuse have been made and where those applications are linked to concurrent (or imminent) Children Act 1989 proceedings.

Notable Private Law Children cases


A Mother v A Father & Anor [2023] EWFC 163

Represented successful Applicant mother in application by mother seeking to remove child from care of father. Change of residence ordered, following finding of alienating behaviours by father. A follow on case from A Mother v A Father & Anor [2022] EWFC 204.


Re H (A Minor) (Child Arrangements: Section 91(14) Order) [2023] EWFC 89

Following a lengthy fact-finding hearing, Natasha represented the Mother at a final hearing, successfully securing an order for only indirect contact between the Father and the child by way of cards, gifts and electronic messages and securing a S.91(14) order with a duration of two and a half years.


A Mother v A Father & Anor [2022] EWFC 204

Natasha represented the successful Respondent mother in an application by the father, to relocate the children to a country in Africa.

Natasha has appeared in the High Court on matters involving international child abduction.

Notable International Children Law cases


D (A Child), Re (Abduction: Child's Objections: Representation of Child Party) [2023] EWCA Civ 1047

Appeal by child against return order, raising issue as to role of a “solicitor-guardian” in 1980 Convention proceedings.

Natasha accepts instructions in all financial remedy proceedings, having been under the supervision of Fiona Hay and Suzanne Syme during her pupillage.

 

What the directories say

'Natasha is a very skilled advocate who demonstrates impeccable judgement and imparts spot-on advice.'
The Legal 500 UK Bar 2024

‘Natasha is a thorough and dogged advocate, with a kind and patient attitude to clients. She has been willing to go above and beyond to try and get the best results for a client so I cannot recommend her highly enough, especially for complex cases with clients who need extra support.’
Solicitor

'My experience of the Natasha is that she has a strong and incisive analytical ability. She is able to assimilate complex and often conflicting information from various sources and reduce that to the essentials in order to distil legal argument. She is able to identify the relevant legal issues whilst having a firm grasp of issues that are relevant to the lay client. Natasha has very good judgement and the ability to weigh up (for the client) the pros and cons of any course of action. She is able to advise on instructions which are given and as to the consequences of them, their impact on the issues before the court and likely outcome. She is able to provide a key analysis of the wider and broader picture for the client and to create an overall strategy. Natasha’s written work is exemplary. My experience of her is from the preparation of position statements and complex skeleton arguments where conciseness and clarity are required. Natasha is an excellent advocate. Her court style is clear, authoritative, always courteous and organised. Her style of advocacy is one which in my view is greatly appreciated by the tribunals before which she appears. It is never antagonistic. She is always sensitive to the expressed views of the tribunal throughout any hearing and is able where and when necessary to adapt the arguments that she puts in order to meet the requirements of the tribunal. She always has a full command of her brief. Natasha is personable. She is always polite and civil with an easy going manner that is nonetheless authoritative. She is particularly adept in ensuring that the lay client is placed at ease and has a full understanding of the issues before the court whilst not belittling on the point of view of the lay client or being dismissive of the lay client’s instructions and point of view. She is able through her skills to place the lay client in a position to make an informed decision.'
Solicitor

'I'm writing to you regarding Natasha, who is my barrister during proceedings in the family court. At every hearing, Natasha has always been so thorough, persistent, fair and honest. She is always polite, speaks so clear with a calm voice and always gets her point across to the judge. Natasha has also shown so much patience and understanding with me during a difficult situation. She finds a way to put my mind at ease and always puts my children's interests 1st. I have been so lucky to have her and can't thank her enough.'
Lay Client - Father

'At Family Law Group, we have had the pleasure of instructing Natasha in care proceedings for our clients. On every occasion, she has proven herself a fierce advocate in Court. Her ability to ask the right questions of witnesses and communicate effectively with the Bench has stood out to us. Natasha is also an incredible advocate out of Court. She is an empathetic listener with a calming manner, but always ensures our clients’ expectations are managed and that they are able to make informed decisions. Natasha fights for our clients at every turn and we are very grateful for this.'
Solicitor

'I have worked with Natasha on a number of private children and domestic abuse cases. Natasha always gives clear, accurate advice and has a great manner with clients, who instantly feel at ease in her presence. It is always a pleasure to work with Natasha.'
Solicitor

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