Kieran Chatterton works with clients from all over the country. He advises and represents people claiming compensation for childhood abuse.
Kieran joined Switalskis in April 2013, along with many of our child abuse claims team. He qualified as a solicitor in 2008. In his work with victims of childhood abuse, he combines a friendly and sympathetic listening ear with the ability to tackle complex legal challenges.
Kieran has worked with victims of abuse from all over the Yorkshire region, as well as wider afield. He has recently worked as part of a team that was coordinating a large group of cases against Leeds City Council and Bradford City Council. These cases arose following sexual and physical abuse that took place at various homes in the 1960’s to 1980’s including Whinmoor, Shadwell, Thorpe Arch and Tong Park. Kieran and his colleagues have settled many cases for compensation against the Council and continue to represent clients for such claims. Kieran worked closely with West Yorkshire Police to bring about criminal charges. The cases are still being investigated by the Police.
Before joining Switalskis, Kieran was part of a team that was nominated for team of the year at the 2013 Eclipse Proclaim Awards. This award recognises excellence in the wider field of personal injury.
Contact Kieran on 0800 138 4700
We asked Kieran:
Q: What do you love about your job?
A: It’s great to meet and talk with clients, and to help them through a difficult time in their lives. I also enjoy legal research and using my advocacy skills.
Q: What can your clients expect from you?
A: They can expect someone who’ll listen to them, represent their interests, and provide excellent service.
Q: What drew you to your specialist area of child abuse claims?
A: As a lawyer, I’ve always had an interest in civil litigation, but child abuse claims work is a diverse and extremely challenging area of law, which I think is what drew me towards the specialism.
Q: Which of your achievements are you most proud of?
A: Qualifying as a Solicitor.
Q: What do you do when you’re not at work?
A: I enjoy running, playing badminton, walking, and reading.