Steve Dibb – Director & Solicitor Advocate

Steve Dibb is based in Wakefield but works in many areas of West Yorkshire

  • Switalskis Solicitors 19 Cheapside, Wakefield WF1 2SD
  • 01924 882000

Steve joined us in November 2009. He has been a specialist in public law children’s cases for most of his legal career both as a Legal Executive and as a Solicitor. He became a Partner of the firm in April 2012 and gained Higher Rights of Audience in the civil courts in November 2012. This means he is able to appear before courts at all levels. In past roles he has advised public bodies on child protection matters, law and policy in a number of different areas of the Country.

Steve is a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel and represents children, children’s guardians, parents and family members in the family proceedings court, county court and high court, undertaking his own advocacy.

Stephen Dibb’s Secretary is: Helen Scholefield

We asked Steve:

Q: How long have you been involved in Child Care Law?
A: 25 years. I was drawn into Child Care Law as a trainee and found an aptitude and calling for it which has always remained with me. I enjoy being able to help children and families at their lowest ebb and try to make some positive difference in their lives.

Q: What do you love about your job?
A: Every aspect of it. The daily (and regularly unpredictable) challenges.

Q: What can clients expect from you?
A: Plain and clear legal advice and robust advocacy.

Q: What did you want to do when you were a child?
A: I wanted to be a pilot.

Q: What are your interests outside of work?
A: I enjoy running and have an interest in cars and current affairs. Love reading when I get the chance. I’m also interested in many sports and am a lifelong fan of Leeds United.

I have also been lucky enough to travel extensively but I (and my family) have a true love for the North Yorkshire Moors and Coast.