Associate Solicitor, Switalskis Solicitors, Sheffield, Yorkshire
Natalie qualified as a barrister in 2008 and cross qualified as a solicitor in 2011. She has specialised in clinical negligence since qualification.
She has been a member of APIL since qualification and is accredited as a senior litigator.
She is a solicitor advocate, with rights of audience in the Higher Courts for all civil and criminal proceedings.
Natalie specialises in baby loss and birth injury cases and was involved in the landmark cases: Manna v Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, JR v. Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Natalie provides training on clinical negligence litigation procedure, fundamental dishonesty, vicarious liability as well as providing training to NHS England Improvement on the Duty of Candour.
Media work includes BBC One News, BBC Politics Show, ITV Central News, BBC Look North, BBC Central, Channel 4 News and Capital Radio. Natalie also regularly contributes to the Independent newspaper.
Natalie is an executive member of the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers. She is also the vice president of the Yorkshire Union of Law Societies and past president of the Sheffield and District Law Society.
As a professional dedicated to supporting local causes, Natalie commits much of her spare time to working with a range of South Yorkshire-based charities and not-for-profit organisations. Current voluntary roles include volunteer for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and chair of trustees of Sheffield Mencap and Gateway.
She is recommended in the Legal 500, 'Associate Natalie Cosgrove is phenomenal. A force of nature. I have encountered few people who can litigate a case as well as she can. Her clients absolutely love her. She has a real dedication to making life better for people with disabilities. I have never met anyone who worked so hard to understand the types of problems faced by people with disabilities. Most lawyer see their role as being to value a claim and organise the evidence. Natalie sets out to gain a better understanding of her client's life and apply that to the legal problems that they face. If everybody did this the legal profession would be better for it.'
Ranked in Chambers and Partners, Natalie is described as a "Force of nature, loved by her clients, who runs and wins difficult cases."