Natasha Hewlett (Pearson) graduated from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Law, a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and Bachelor of Teaching (Primary). Natasha is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and of the High Court of Australia.
Natasha is a Partner and the head of our Family Law team. Natasha has extensive experience and expertise in the areas of Family Law and Insurance Litigation.
Natasha understands both the financial and emotional impact a relationship breakdown can have on her clients. Natasha is committed to achieving cost effective solutions and the best possible outcomes for her clients in the areas of Divorce, Parenting, Property, Spousal support and De Facto Matters. Natasha regularly appears in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, Family Court of Australia, District Court and Local Court. Natasha is sensitive to the needs of clients that have experienced domestic violence.
In 2013 Natasha successfully completed the National Training Program for Independent Children’s Lawyers and was appointed as to the panel of Independent Children’s Lawyers. Natasha has also been appointed to the Family Law Legal Aid Panel.
Natasha assists family law clients in both Legal Aid and Non-Legal Aid matters.
In this area of practice, Natasha predominantly acts on behalf of plaintiffs in the area of insurance litigation, however, prior to joining the team at Maguire & McInerney Natasha was involved in defending public liability claims for one of the major banks and several insurance companies.
Natasha is committed to obtaining the best possible outcomes for her clients and providing advice to clients that is simple and easy to understand.
Natasha’s areas of practice include all types of personal injury matters including motor vehicle accidents, workplace injury, medical negligence, and dust disease matters.
Natasha is passionate about assisting the community. Natasha is a committee member for the Illawarra Women’s Lawyers Association of New South Wales. In 2017 Natasha participated in Stars of Wollongong Dance for Cancer raising $8,000 for the Cancer Council. Natasha previously served on the Board of Members for Breast Aware Australia.