I am a Partner based in the Medical Negligence team in our London office.
I have successfully handled a number of cases and undertake cases in all areas of clinical negligence. I have a particular interest in cases where injuries occur at birth or in the neonatal period. These include birth trauma injuries to the mother such as incorrect episiotomies and third and fourth degree tears and injuries suffered by a child including cerebral palsy and neonatal hypoglycaemia.
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 amongst other organisations.
I joined Irwin Mitchell in 2009, having qualified as a solicitor in 2006. I am accredited as a senior litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and am a member of AvMA. I have since been promoted to Partner in 2021.
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