Natasha Read


Medical Negligence

Natasha is a Partner in the Medical Negligence department at Shoosmiths. She qualified as a solicitor in 2009 after already working in clinical negligence for one year during her training contract.
Natasha Read

Natasha has been ranked in the Legal 500 as rising star and described in the same directory as 'exceptionally well prepared, very bright and focussed. Natasha never misses a point and always gets the very best for clients. Natasha has a very caring way with clients and gives them sensible practical advice.' Similarly, Natasha is ranked in Chambers and Partners, and described as 'phenomenally bright, extremely hard working and very determined', and as 'an exceptionally able solicitor who never gives the opposition an inch. Tireless, tenacious and fierce.'

Natasha has a varied caseload of serious injury claims against NHS trusts, private hospitals/practitioners and General Practitioners. She has particular experience in cases relating to spinal injury, often caused by cauda equina syndrome, abscess/discitis, myelopathy and haematoma. Natasha also specialises in brain injury, and in particular stroke, Wernicke's encephalopathy, and birth/hypoxic injury.

She also has experience in a wide range of cases such as surgical error, gynaecological injury, sepsis/infection, and ophthalmic injuries. 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 a reputation for achieving positive outcomes where cases are particularly difficult, novel or have complex loss of earnings arguments.

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Outside of work, Natasha enjoys keeping fit. She has taken part in the London 10k race and the BUPA half marathon in order to fundraise for various office charities.

Client testimonials

Natasha...has been exceptional...she offers reassurance, is knowledgeable and is the perfect mix of professionalism and friendliness. A real asset to Shoosmiths. - Mrs R

I wish to express my deepest gratitude to Natasha for her advice and counsel over these years, and… the profound impact she has had upon my life. It is well known that “a good lawyer makes all the difference in the world” - and Natasha is not only good, but outstanding. - Miss A

Natasha was outstanding. So professional, conscientious, meticulous yet always personable and caring. I really felt that she had my best interests at heart and trusted her to do the right thing at all times. - Mrs H

Natasha provided excellent service always keeping me fully informed & explained everything perfectly to my satisfaction...its the personal touch that comes through clearly. Always asking about me first, and always making you feel like you are their MOST IMPORTANT CLIENT. Thank you doesn't say enough for what I feel. - Mr W

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