Natasha Read

Senior Associate

Medical Negligence


Natasha is a Senior Associate Solicitor in the Medical Negligence department at Shoosmiths after joining as a solicitor in May 2012.
Natasha Read

Natasha has a varied caseload including claims against NHS trusts, private hospitals/practitioners and General Practitioners. She has experience in many different medico-legal areas including spinal injury, neurological injury, surgical error, fatal claims, birth injury, dental claims and gynaecological injury. She has particular experience in claims relating to eye injuries associated with infection, caratact surgery and laser eye surgery. She represents adults and children and acts on behalf of Claimants only. She also has experience of assisting clients during the inquest process and representing families in the Coroners' Courts throughout the country.

Natasha has experience in judicial review and public law claims and the reporting of practitioners to their various regulatory bodies.

In addition to working on her own caseload, Natasha assists a partner in the department.

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Natasha studied Law at Warwick University and gained a 2:1 LL.B. with honours in 2006. Immediately after finishing university she studied the Legal Practice Course at Birmingham College of Law and achieved a Commendation in 2007. She then commenced a training contract with a Lanyon Bowdler in September 2007. During her training contract she spent two 6 month seats in the clinical negligence department and a seat in the criminal and corporate/commercial departments.

Natasha qualified as a solicitor in the clinical negligence in September 2009. She joined Blakemores Solicitors in Birmingham in November 2011. She then took the post of solicitor in the clinical negligence department at Shoosmiths in May 2012.

Outside of work, Natasha enjoys keeping fit and is a keen member of her local gym. She took part in the London 10k race for the Child Brain Injury Trust, in addition to the Birmingham BUPA half marathon for Shoosmiths’ sponsored charity for 2013, New Life.

My education:

Legal Practice Course - Commendation ( The College of Law)

LL.B. (Hons) 2:1 ( Warwick University)