Background

Natalie is the regional managing partner of Thompsons’ Solicitors’ Sheffield office, handling personal injury claims from trade union members across England and Wales.

A highly experienced personal injury solicitor, Natalie is responsible for her team delivering a streamlined, high-quality service to union members injured in accidents, getting them the maximum compensation in the shortest possible time. Natalie is Thompsons’ expert in portal claims and the associated rules and procedures. At any one time, Natalie’s team are dealing with 9,500 cases. The vast majority attract compensation of between £1,000 and £25,000.

Natalie’s team deals with all accidents at work, public liability, road traffic accidents, assaults, sports injuries, animal claims, product liability claims, trips, slips and other accidents. Where liability is not admitted through the portal, the claim is then referred to Thompsons National Litigation Unit.

Natalie has 20 years’ experience of taking personal injury cases through from initial instruction to court proceedings and settlement. These have included fast and multi-track in employers’ liability, public/occupiers liability, road traffic accidents, product liability, defective premises, carbon monoxide poisoning, dog bites, sports injuries and assaults. This experience is invaluable in managing the team. Setting a high professional standard, Natalie aims to have medical experts instructed within a week of a claim coming in, but will make sure that the long-term impact, and likelihood of recovery, of more severe injuries are assessed at the right time.

Thompsons’ Sheffield office is also the location for the national contact centre that receives all legal queries from union members and then allocates them to the relevant team or branch. Natalie also has responsibility for the team that provides free legal advice to union members. She believes this is a huge benefit for union members who can access half-hour’s free legal advice on any issue, from disputes with neighbours to consumer rights.

Natalie is proud of her work for Thompsons, because it puts clients first, looks after trade union members and never acts for employers, but for those injured or mistreated at work.

Natalie likes going to the gym, cycling, running and reading, and spending time with her family.

 

Natalie's case experience

  • Recovered more than £100,000 in compensation for market supervisor, Allan Hodgson, who slipped on rubbish left on the floor, injuring his shoulder. 
  • Secured almost £88,000 for Jane McLoughlin who was run over at a Morrisons petrol station when walking through the forecourt.  Jane talks of her experiences here.
  • Secured compensation for caretaker, Steven Moss, who seriously lacerated his wrist when he was trying to board up a window that had been vandalised and broken.

 

Professional membership

Natalie is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).