Nathaniel Groarke

Associate

Biography

I specialise in all areas of private family law work.

I have broad experience of financial matters, ranging from high net worth cases, to those cases where the assets are more modest but the issues no less complex or important. I have particular expertise in cases where there are complicated matters, such as those involving international issues, business assets and trusts. I also specialise in cases where there are suspected hidden assets or non-disclosure.

My focus is on settling cases at an early stage where ever possible, as this approach maximises the assets available for distribution. If an early settlement is not possible, court proceedings may be necessary and I adopt a strategic approach to achieve the best outcome for my clients.

I also deal with private children matters. These can range from a dispute about the holidays, to an application by one parent to take a child to live permanently in another country.

What inspired you to get into law?

I wanted the chance to offer people advice and assistance that makes a real difference to their lives.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?

I find adding value rewarding, as you can see the tangible difference it makes to people's lives. Also, family law can be very technical and I enjoy getting into the detail of a case. Combining this with a human touch is fulfilling, as we are advising people on decisions that will affect their future.

What do you do away from the office?

I try to keep fit and enjoy running home from the office in the evening. It helps clear the mind! However, since becoming a dad, I seem to running around at home rather than running on the streets.

Publications

I have contributed articles to a number of publications, including Family Law Journal, Family Law Bar Association and the Resolution Review. I have also presented on family law issues.

References

'One of the most talented solicitors I have come across in a long time' - Deborah Eaton QC (Joint Head of 1KBW)


Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 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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