Natasha Heathcote - Practice Director – Sydney
Natasha Heathcote completed her Bachelor of Business (majoring in finance), and Bachelor of Laws at the University of Technology Sydney. She has long held a strong passion for family law and believes that the law can be used to achieve positive resolutions for her clients. Showing compassion for her clients, she builds strong rapport and trust to help understand their situations, allowing her to identify the best legal solution to achieve resolution of the matter.
Natasha joined Armstrong Legal in 2015 with the benefit of having worked at the Family Law Courts in both Sydney and Parramatta. She has in-depth knowledge of the court system and procedures related to family law matters, as well as unique insight into the expectations of the judiciary. Natasha regularly appears in the Sydney, Parramatta and Canberra courts.
Natasha previously worked as a direct Legal Associate to two judges of the Family Court, providing her with exposure to various complex matters including parenting and property. This experience and knowledge gives Natasha a distinct advantage when working with her clients on litigation related to family matters. Natasha’s tertiary education in finance also allows her to deal with a broad range of matters including those which involve complex property disputes including valuing of companies, complex asset structures and overseas assets.
Natasha completed her Masters of Applied Law (Family Law) through the College of Law in November 2018. The Masters qualification has cemented Natasha’s practical experience and knowledge.
Natasha is the current Vice-Chair of the NSW Law Society’s Young Lawyers Family Law Committee, and prior to this was the Secretary to the committee from November 2018 to July 2020. Natasha is also a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Counsel of Australia.
Natasha’s areas of expertise include:
- High net worth property matters;
- Complex parenting matters including matters involving allegations of abuse, risk or family violence and non-parent primary carers;
- Complex property matters including corporate and trust structures, overseas assets, taxation and valuation issues;
- Superannuation issues, including defined benefit and pension schemes, and self-managed superannuation funds;
- Financial Agreements including pre-marital/relationship agreements;
- Mediation and non-court based outcomes; and
- Appeals to the Full Court of the Family Court.
Natasha was admitted as a Solicitor in NSW in February 2015 and is also admitted to the High Court of Australia.
When not at work, Natasha leads an active social life and enjoys playing netball. Natasha also has a keen interest for languages, in particular, French and Italian.
I wish to thank you for the professional and transparent way in which my case was handled. I was especially impressed by the great care that was taken to understand the details of the case, the fast comprehension of these details, the clarity of the advise offered, and the adherence to the agreed timelines and cost estimates. I can fully recommend your services to family court matters, including cases involving foreign legislations.
I appreciate all your help you are a fantastic lawyer, I will recommend you to family & friends.
Thank you for being such an excellent source of knowledge, advice and support during this very lengthy and frustrating case. I appreciate all the staff involved in handling my case with such professionalism and care.
Over the past 4 months Natasha has been handling my divorce case. I can’t stress enough how impressed I am with the service that Natasha and her team provided. They were prompt and very proactive in ensuring that the matter was resolved in a timely manner. I am extremely grateful for all your help and support over the last 4 months it has made my life a lot easier and less stressful.I would highly recommend Natasha to anyone in need of representation.
I am so relieved to finally have a property settlement after nearly 3 years of trying to become independent from my former husband. Natasha, I am very lucky to have had you represent me in such a professional and caring manner. Your efficiency, positive sunny personality, and sense of humour kept my spirits up when times were tough, and I can’t thank you enough!
Natasha and Berni – Thank you both so, so much for all of your help & support to achieve this- you have been wonderful!
Natasha I would like to thank you so much for all of your great help and support I know you put so much work and effort in my matter. Thank you for everything. Armstrong legal is very lucky to have you in the team. Well done.
Thank you for your help, I must admit that I expected a significantly worse outcome at the point we first spoke. You have been a very calming influence despite my somewhat emotional temperament and I thank you for that. You have knowledge and logic way beyond your years which is extremely rare.
I am happy now, thank you very much for your hard work,you have put on ,and I am happy with settlement. You have been fantastic.
Thank you for your professionalism and conduct throughout this process.
The experience and expert advice provided to me regarding my matter was invaluable. This support was great and enabled an effective resolution regarding my matter. I highly recommend the services of Natasha and team.
Finally, thanks so much for your service on this matter. It’s been a relatively smooth process. We appreciate your professionalism and support throughout the process.
I would like to say thank you to both Natasha and Ariza for making this such a smooth and easy process. You alleviated so much stress and I cannot thank you enough for that.
Your counsel and professionalism was greatly appreciated.
I was originally drawn to Armstrong Legal’s services by the enthusiasm and support offered in the initial call. This proactiveness and support remained throughout the settlement process. The legal matter was concluded with satisfaction and in a timely fashion given the circumstances.
My lasting appreciation to Armstrong Legal, specifically to Practice Director Natasha Heathcote, is for the patience and pragmatism offered throughout the process. With calm simplicity, Natasha focussed on the key issues, which in turn were resolved beyond expectation. Thank you.