Abuse Claims

Nathalie Swanwick

Abuse Claims Solicitor


Nathalie works as a Solicitor in our Abuse Claims Department.

Professional Biography

Nathalie has joined Simpson Millar in August 2018 but has been representing survivors of abuse since 2010 and became a qualified Solicitor in 2013. While completing her studies, she took a unique opportunity to work with another law firm, representing survivors of abuse. She instantly loved the work and became passionate about the survivors she represents, helping them rebuild their lives, and accessing specialist support. She offers a supportable approach, guiding her clients through the process with the hope of making a difference in their lives.

Other than bringing civil claims directly against organisations, local authorities, and individual abusers, she also has specialist knowledge in Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims and has a strong track record of representing clients at the First Tier Tribunal. Notably, she has secured significant compensation from the Criminal Injuries in conjunction with clients' Civil Claims, as showcased in a client's story.

Nathalie is deeply committed to helping survivors both in and out of the courtroom. She fought for justice, representing survivors as part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA). During this inquiry, she collaborated closely with Counsel to explore the much needed changes to the law on limitation, the potential for a national redress scheme, and suggested changes to the current Criminal Injuries Scheme.

She's also very experienced with redness schemes. Nathalie has helped survivors through the Lambeth Redress Scheme and another scheme started by the Estate of Michael Studdert. Additionally, she played a key role in group actions against Manchester City Council, representing survivors who suffered abuse in children’s home in Manchester.

Professional Memberships/Accreditations

As a testament to her dedication and professionalism, Nathalie is a proud member of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers (ACAL). Beyond her primary role, she serves as a school governor, embracing the chance to challenge and refine existing processes, aiming to enhance school performance. This position enables her to positively influence young people’s futures.

Case Studies / Notable Cases

One case that holds a special place in Nathalie's heart is her representation of a client who suffered abuse in the 1960s. Despite over half a century having passed since the incident and crucial evidence being destroyed, Nathalie's determination for justice never stopped. Understanding the deep impact of the abuse, which resulted in the client's agoraphobia, depression, and PTSD, Natalie persisted in seeking justice, eventually securing a claim of over £100,000 against the abuser. This case showcases as a testament to her unwavering commitment to survivors and their fight for justice.

What Our Clients Think of Nathalie

  • "Thank you Nathalie, Amna and the team who dealt with my case. They were very professional from day one, discreet, friendly and very informative. My case was resolved very fast."



  • "Really pleased with the service I received from Nathalie Swanwick, she goes beyond and above whats expected to keep you informed of the progress of your case and to fight for the best outcome. Keeps in regular contact and does not charge for every minute she talks to you like some greedy unscrupulous solicitors that are only in it for the money. Knows the law well and has a no nonsense approach would definitely use again."



  • "I am really pleased with Nathalie. She went above and beyond what I would have expected the service of a Solicitor to be. She was superb. I have no complaints about the service at all. It was all spot on and Nathalie made a very stressful situation as easy to handle as possible."

    Miss J Walden


  • "Had an excellent experience with Simpson Millar, and Nathalie Swanwick who dealt professionally and SUCCESSFULLY with my compensation case. I was kept well informed throughout the entire process and well advised on the stages of the claim and possible outcomes. Communications were regular and informative, and I felt very involved and informed through the whole process. My case was dealt with very efficiently and professionally by Nathalie, and I highly recommend both her and the company."

    D. Jackson


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