Ashtons Legal boosts Medical Negligence team with new partner and paralegal recruits
Natalie Cosgrove joins Ashtons Legal’s thriving Medical Negligence team this week as a partner in the business.
She is joined by paralegal Amelia Dale, both from a Yorkshire-based firm. Both Natalie and Amelia will principally be based in Yorkshire and will join the team in Bury St Edmunds when required.
Natalie is dual qualified, holds higher rights of audience, is accredited by the Law Society, and holds Senior Litigator status with APIL, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. Natalie was named Clinical Negligence Lawyer of Year in 2021 at the esteemed national PI awards.
Natalie has a particular specialisation in baby loss and birth injury claims having worked with many families in Nottingham whose maternity services are currently being reviewed by Donna Ockenden, esteemed midwife and community activist. Natalie also has a specialist interest in more nuanced areas of law including secondary victims, assault and battery, involuntary participants, and suicide resulting from negligent mental health care.
Her support for those who have suffered injury goes well beyond her day job – Natalie is the Chair of Trustees of Sheffield Mencap and Gateway. She has sat as an Executive Member of the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers (SCIL), she also sits on the Advisory Board of Sheffield University Law School, and is a Committee Member of Access to Justice Foundation Yorkshire.
Amelia has worked alongside Natalie for the past five years and she too has a strong track record in medical negligence work.
Sharon Allison, who heads the Ashtons Medical Negligence team, says: “We are delighted to welcome Natalie and Amelia to the team. They both clearly share our ethos of always doing the best for the client, whatever their injury or circumstances. The strength and depth that these appointments brings to the team will help to further enhance our first-class offering to our clients who have experienced significant trauma”.
Sharon adds: “Bringing a third partner and a new paralegal into the team will enable us to continue to expand the number of medically and catastrophically injured people we are able to help each year and to further our work in campaigning for improved patient safety”.
Ashtons now has a team of 22 people focusing on assisting clients who wish to bring a medical negligence claim. The team works on a national basis, having clients based all over the country.
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