Nathaniel Groarke



I am an Associate in Manchester's Family Law team.
I have practised family law exclusively for over five years. I trained under the supervision of Manchester's Head of Department, Ros Bever, before working at another top-rated family law department in London. I recently returned home to Manchester, to once again work in Ros' dynamic team.
I advise on all areas of family law. In particular, I have experience acting for clients in high and ultra high net worth cases, often with complex issues and with an international element. However, I am just as comfortable advising in those cases where the assets are modest, but no less complex given there needs to be some creativity to reach a fair outcome. Where possible, I try to negotiate out of court settlements at an early juncture. If that is not achievable, I am used to litigating to obtain the best outcome for my clients.
As well as working on financial matters, I have acted for clients on all matters relating to children, including applications to permanently relocate overseas (both as applicant and respondent) and complex private law children matters.
I pride myself on building an excellent rapport with my clients, by listening to them and offering sensitive and pragmatic advice at what is always a very difficult time. Likewise, I build good relationships with my peers and I have been described by Deborah Eaton QC (Head of Chambers of 1KBW) as 'one of the most talented young solicitors she has come across in a long time'.


I have written articles for many family law publications, including Family Law and Resolution Review.

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  • 13/01/2016
    Gary Lineker And His Wife ‘Used Government Website For Quick Divorce’

    Although it may seem like this couple have opted for a ‘quickie’ divorce the process is longer than many probably anticipate. While divorce is upsetting and often associated with emotional trauma there are lots of cases where couples are able to part amicably and don’t need to attend court. However, a divorce only becomes final once the Decree Absolute has been granted, which is usually six weeks after the Decree Nisi is issued. Also, divorce is only one aspect of the process of separation. It is often the case that while the divorce can be relatively smooth, the division of the marital assets can be much more complicated and can take much longer than the divorce itself. You really don't want to be in a situation where the financial arrangements have not been properly agreed, so it is important to ensure they are finalised - hopefully on an amicable basis. The law changes and things evolve, so having certainty is the best option and that can only be achieved with a final court order. If you are going through a divorce or perhaps thinking about separation, you should be aware that, unless there is a very good reason, you will have to follow the usual court rules and your divorce will likely take a number of months.

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