A solicitor has died after a long battle with cancer, just four days after fulfilling her dream of qualifying.

Wales firm Redkite Solicitors announced that Natasha Cox, 36, died last week. She was admitted to the roll on 1 February.

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Natasha Cox: a 'beacon of positivity and warmth'

Described as a ‘dear colleague and more importantly a friend’, the strength of support and affection for Natasha was shown by a Gofundme page set up for her treatment and to support her family, which raised more than £84,000.

Natasha's firm said she refused to let her illness get in the way of continuing to work towards qualifying as a solicitor and that she achieved her goal even when her illness became most serious.

‘Tash was a highly regarded and professional employment lawyer,’ said the firm in a statement published yesterday. ‘She was loved by so many. Despite the challenges she faced following her cancer diagnosis, Tash remained a beacon of positivity and warmth, and showed unwavering dedication to her work.

‘Tash’s passion for her clients and colleagues, coupled with an infectious spirit, has made a lasting impression on everyone fortunate enough to work alongside her.’

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Natasha was admitted to the roll on 1 February

Carys Lodwick, partner and head of employment at Redkite, said: ‘As lawyers we often pride ourselves on our words, but on this occasion, no words are enough. Tash you are so loved and the employment team will never be the same without you.’

Her colleague Sophie Jenkins added: ‘I have never been more proud to call someone my best friend. Tash, you really are the brightest star in the sky.’

Natasha, from Pembrokeshire, joined Redkite as a legal adviser in 2015 after completing a degree in criminology and social policy at Loughborough University and later a Graduate Diploma in Law.

She enjoyed keeping fit, long walks with her husband and dog, running half marathons and playing competitive hockey.

Among the 1,400 donors to her treatment fundraiser was the Welsh women’s hockey team. Friends had created the group to explore private and alternative treatments and therapies after Natasha had been admitted to intensive care following complications caused by stage four secondary breast cancer.

Natasha was first diagnosed with cancer in 2016. Courses of chemotherapy and radiotherapy appeared to have been successful and she initially recovered, before finding out in 2021 that the cancer had returned. She told Wales Online in November she had known something was wrong as she suffered ‘indescribable’ pain that kept her up at night. She married in a ceremony last summer.


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