Switalskis offers specialised legal advice, with an emphasis on providing you with understanding, care and excellent client service. With a focus on human-centric legal support, we navigate complex and sometimes sensitive legal matters, always with the determination to achieve the very best outcomes for our clients.
Our approach goes beyond just legal advice. It’s about extending empathy and compassion to clients experiencing difficult times, and for our business clients, it’s about sharing our knowledge and expertise to help your business succeed. Our success and professional accreditations emphasise our commitment to blending legal excellence with a warm, empathetic approach, making us a trusted choice for those seeking legal guidance.
A career at Switalskis means being part of a firm that cares and is here for you. One of our big goals is to be a great place to work, and we really strive to achieve that.
Switalskis is a firm that’s going places. We’re dynamic and progressive, and we never stand still. This year, we were crowned Large Firm of the Year at the Yorkshire Legal Awards and named in the top 50 fastest-growing companies in Yorkshire in the Yorkshire Growth Index.Julie GuestHead of People
I enjoy hybrid working. When I am in the office, I use this as time to speak with colleagues about their thoughts on cases and anything relevant within the news for example, a judgment. When I am at home, I use this time to complete detailed pieces of work without the distraction of the office. I’m also able to get out on a lunch time to walk my Sproodle!
I’ve always known I wanted to help people but ruled out several professions before deciding on law. The first seat of my training contract was in commercial property, working between the Leeds and Knaresborough offices. I found the work very interesting especially drafting documents. I recently moved to the clinical negligence team, for my second seat, which I am finding both stimulating and challenging. Since joining, my integration into Switalskis has been seamless as everyone has been very welcoming and inviting. I think it helped that I often brought in brownies and cakes that I’d baked!
The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman has embarked on an investigation into harm done to detainees at Medomsley Detention Centre in County Durham. My hope is that their findings lead to a wider possibly public inquiry into state sponsored violence against detainees between 1965 and 1995 in the country’s young offender institutions.