Director and Solicitor Razia Jogi is Head of Family Law at our Bradford office.
Razia qualified as a solicitor in August 2001, joining Switalskis Family Law team in May 2003, and is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in domestic abuse and private law children matters. She works closely with vulnerable women and assists them with problems relating to all aspects of family law including divorce and separation. She speaks fluent Gujarati and Urdu.
Razia has excellent links with a number of domestic violence support agencies in West Yorkshire and is committed to empowering women who are victims of domestic abuse. She was a finalist in the Solicitor of the Year category of the Law Society Excellence Awards in 2009. She is also a member of the West Yorkshire Family Justice Council Diversity Committee. Razia is co-author of Forced Marriage: A Special Bulletin (Jordan Publishing, 2009), a text which provides an essential guide to the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 for legal professionals and those working with victims and survivors of forced marriage. She was one of the driving forces behind the setting up of a national conference on forced marriages which was held in November 2009 in Bradford. She became a Partner of the firm in April 2012.
We asked Razia:
Q: What do you do in your role at Switalskis?
A: I co-manage the Family Department in addition to providing legal services & assistance to clients in connection with Family matters. I find it very rewarding helping people whose family situations have broken down & achieving outcomes to enable such people to move on in the best way possible.
Q: What can clients expect from you?
A: No nonsense & straight talking advice, although my clients find that I’m tough on the outside yet soft and gooey on the inside!
Q: What is your specialist area of work?
A: Family Law with a particular focus on cases involving elements of domestic violence. I was nudged in the direction of this type of work by the late Stephen Switalski.
Q: What did you want to do when you were a child?
A: I wanted to be Wonder Woman (I still want to be her!).