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6:23 PM 4th April 2022

Switalskis Solicitors From Within

L-R) MD John Durkan Natalie Cosgrove Amy Clowrey
L-R) MD John Durkan Natalie Cosgrove Amy Clowrey
Yorkshire law firm Switalskis Solicitors has promoted two of its experienced associate solicitors - Amy Clowrey and Natalie Cosgrove - to directors, reinforcing the firm’s commitment to nurturing talent.

Amy Clowrey and Natalie Cosgrove joined Switalskis in 2016 and both became associate solicitors after successfully completing the company's Associate Development Programme. Amy is a key member of Switalskis Solicitors’ award-winning child abuse claims team, promoting the rights of, and access to justice for, victims of child sexual abuse. Natalie specialises in medical negligence and inquests, working tirelessly for parents affected by birth injuries and infant deaths.

From Rotherham, Amy decided to pursue a career in child abuse claims as the high-profile and disturbing Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal unravelled. Her work has further helped place institutional failings in the national spotlight. Amy has also led Switalskis to represent over 600 Lambeth Children’s Home abuse survivors and securing over £18m in settlements to help them rebuild their lives. Amy personally represented 28 survivors of abuse in Lambeth at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in Lambeth. For her work Amy was awarded as Rising Star at the Modern Law Awards 2018 and shortlisted for Rising Star at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2021.

A former barrister and named Clinical Negligence Lawyer of the Year at the Personal Injury Awards in November, Natalie has been at the forefront of high-profile cases representing families affected by failures in maternity care. Natalie contributed to an investigation with The Independent and Channel 4 into the maternity care provided by Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, whilst liaising with the Care Quality Commission, which led to a review. Natalie and her team of four solicitors and trainees represent over 60 Nottingham families as part of the review and Natalie has become the voice of affected families.