I am a Partner in the Medical Negligence team in our London office. I have over 15 years of experience and work with clients that have suffered life changing injuries.
I have a particular interest in obstetric and neonatal cases acting for babies with cerebral palsy and neonatal hypoglycaemia. I have a specialist practice area in mothers that have suffered OASI injuries; specifically third and fourth degree perineal tears.
I also have a large spinal case load focusing on clients that have suffered a cauda equina injuries and epidural haematomas following surgery.
I regularly lecture to the medical profession on clinical negligence issues and deliver external training. I have provided training at a Birth Trauma Association event and to the Patients Association.
BXC v MXN - £5.9m awarded for injuries sustained to a child born prematurely due to incorrect medication given to his pregnant mother
CXD v Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust - Capitalised settlement in excess of £15m for a child that suffered cerebral palsy at birth
PR v GSTT - £3.27m for a man that sustained a spinal cord injury as a result of an epidural haematoma following surgery.
R v GSTT - £625,000 settlement for a woman that had an incorrectly repaired perineal tear
PQ v Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust - £2m damages secured for a child that sustained a brain injury at birth.
AH v Homerton - £2.2m for a man that sustained a spinal cord injury as a result of a haematoma following surgery.
S v Maidstone - £680,000 awarded to a woman who suffered a stroke following bowel surgery
Harman v East Kent Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Capitalised settlement in excess of £12m for a child that suffered a neonatal hypoglycaemic injury
Davison v Leitch - £1.9m awarded to a woman that sustained a third degree perineal tear during delivery of her first child
X v Y: Capitalised settlement of over £8million for a child that suffered cerebral palsy at birth.
R v East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust: £1.3m for a failure to diagnose spinal injury
An admission of liability from a Private Hospital in relation to a catastrophic spinal injury. This case has now successfully concluded with a substantial award.
L v Brighton & Sussex University Hospital: £140,000 for an incorrect repair of a third degree tear following childbirth.
D v N: £630,000 for injuries sustained to a child born prematurely due to incorrect medication given to his pregnant mother. This case returns to court for additional future costs.
"Following my life-changing irreversible Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), I approached to Irwin Mitchell and Shivi Nathan was appointed as my main solicitor and she was teaming up with another solicitor Natalie Fox. She kept me informed and transparent at every steps of the process. My case was against the top opposition and it dragged me some good years to settle. They both kept me at ease during those frustratingly long years.
"I always had a strong trust with my solicitors because of their utmost professionalism, dedication and passionate approach to me and my family. They're truly a female powerhouse within Irwin Mitchell. Without their greatly skilled professionalism my case wouldn't have been settled at very satisfactory outcome. I can't appreciate them enough and I strongly recommend them to anyone." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Irwin Mitchell have been brilliant - I can't recommend them highly enough or fault them in any way. My solicitor Shivi Nathan was fantastic, kind, compassionate and very supportive throughout and absolutely the perfect solicitor for my case.
"She always went the extra mile and was always super professional, she really was the best. They are very professional, understanding and supportive and dealing with them for my case has been life changing. I am very happy with everything through out my time as a client of theirs. 5 stars and more!" - 5* Trustpilot review
"I cannot begin to thank our wonderful solicitor Shivi Nathan enough for all her incredible support, hard work and utter commitment to our daughter's clinical negligence claim... The expertise and professionalism of Shivi and Natalie meant that I was kept informed with every stage of the case, and they were always available and more than happy to discuss or explain any areas of concern or uncertainty in clear detail... Shivi's diligence and genuine care in us as a family meant she had the wonderful ability to make you feel as though yours was the only case she was dealing with." - 5* Trustpilot review
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