Right firm, right result – Yorkshire solicitors you can trust

If you are looking for Yorkshire solicitors, then Switalskis is the firm for you. Switalskis has been named Yorkshire Law Firm of the Year three times, and offers a wide range of expert legal advice and representation for individuals and businesses from 13 Yorkshire locations.

We have offices in Wakefield, Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Sheffield, Doncaster, Honley, Dewsbury, Pontefract, Boston Spa, Knaresborough and York. We also work in association with W Brook & Co Solicitors in Goldthorpe, South Yorkshire to offer a range of services.

Our services include:

Our firm’s history

Switalskis was founded in 1993 by the late Stephen Switalski, with the aim of providing high quality advice and representation in two areas of law: child care and criminal proceedings. Back then, we had just one office, in Wakefield, but over the years Switalskis has become one of the Yorkshire region’s largest legal firms, with excellent quality advice and service at its heart. Switalskis is now a forward-looking firm with 22 Directors, and around 250 staff. We have brought together some of the region’s most experienced legal experts, to provide high quality service across all our areas of legal expertise, as well as legal training. In 2012, Switalskis achieved two of the Law Society’s most sought-after accreditations: Lexcel, the Law Society’s quality mark, and Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation.

Community Responsibility

We believe in playing a role in the communities we serve. That’s why the Switalskis team regularly supports charitable projects in the Yorkshire region and beyond.

Fundraising in 2017

Throughout 2017, staff at Switalskis Solicitors will be supporting Children’s Heart Surgery Fund (CHSF) by taking part in a range of exciting fundraising activities. CHSF is an award-winning charity based in Leeds, raising money for the Leeds Congenital Heart service, which serves the whole of Yorkshire, the Humber and North Lincolnshire. Our fundraising efforts will help support the charity’s “Keeping The Beat” Appeal, which aims to raise £500,000 towards a revolutionary children’s heart theatre. Find out more.

Community Foundation for Wakefield District

Switalskis has also contributed to an Acorn Fund managed by the Community Foundation for Wakefield. Through government matched funding, we are building a sizeable fund that will support projects across West Yorkshire. Switalskis has recently been able to use the fund to provide support to the Calderdale Flood Relief Appeal, helping households and local organisations rebuild following the devastating winter floods.

Diversity Data

The SRA, our regulator, requires all law firms to carry out a diversity data survey with Staff and Directors. As well as reporting the data to the SRA, we are required to publish the data. If you would like to see the results of 2015’s survey, please click here.


Recognition for the Switalskis Team

  • The Yorkshire Legal Awards 2016 Winner - Dispute Resolution Award
  • The Yorkshire Legal Awards 2014 - Shortlisted
  • LFS Conveyancing Awards 2016 - Highly Commended - Regional Firm of the Year Yorkshire and North East
  • LFS Conveyancing Awards 2015 - Highly Commended - Regional Firm of the Year Yorkshire and North East
  • Personal Injury Awards 2016 Shortlisted Claimant Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year
  • Personal Injury Awards 2015 Winner - Claimant Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year
  • Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards - Finalist 20146
  • Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards - Finalist 2014
  • The Law Society Excellence Awards 2016 - Winner Solicitor Advocate
  • The Law Society Excellence Awards - Shortlisted 2014
  • Yorkshire Legal Awards 2015
  • Yorkshire Legal Awards 2014 Winner - Dispute Resolution
  • Personal Injury Awards 2014 Winner Case of the Year
  • Personal Injury Awards 2014 Winner - Claimant Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year
  • Personal Injury Awards 2014 Winner - Claimant Personal Injury Team of the Year
  • Personal Injury Awards 2013 Shortlisted - Claimant Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year
  • Property Forum 2015 Finalist Residential Conveyancing