Natalie Smith

Trainee Solicitor

Natalie is currently on Maternity Leave.

Natalie joined Clapham & Collinge in September 2015 as a paralegal in the Business Support Team, after graduating with a 2:1 law degree. Natalie gained valuable experience and knowledge after completing a year placement at a leading national firm and is keen to develop and progress her legal career. Natalie began her LPC part time at BPP Cambridge University in September 2015.

Natalie assists with all aspects of Employment Law, supporting individuals and businesses in contentious and non-contentious matters. Natalie previous experience includes, assisting businesses with defending unfair dismissal and discrimination claims, assisting individuals to bring successful TUPE claims and assisting individuals to bring unfair dismissal and discrimination claims. Natalie also assists clients with a large number of day to day matters. This includes drafting employment contracts, reviewing and advising on the terms of new employment contracts, reviewing and drafting policies and handbooks for employers, assisting both employers and employees once a breakdown in the employment relationship has begun. This can include support and assistance with strategy throughout a disciplinary procedure or redundancy process and the drafting or review of a settlement agreement (formally known as a compromise agreement).

Natalie started her Trainee Solicitor contract in August 2017, taking her first seat in Employment Law.

In her spare time, Natalie enjoys networking and is a member of the Norfolk Young Professionals Group and the Norwich and Norfolk Junior Lawyers Division. Outside of work Natalie enjoys taking long walks with her two dogs and spending valuable time with her family and friends.

Natalie is a member of the Employment Law Association.

'thank you for your time, help, advice and patience' client thank, September 2017.

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The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2017's guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide recommends trainee solicitor Natalie for Employment law.

Client Feedback

  • Special thanks go to Natalie Smith, Neil Ashley and Mark Kermez who between them gave me peace of mind that I was in very good hands. I would not hesitate to recommend them and Clapham & Collinge in general.

    Mr J Cox
  • Excellent service provided, especially given that I was overseas in Australia at the time of the final negotiations with my former employer. Thank you Natalie

    Ms Bowyer