Toby Netting is a Solicitor and Head of Family Law in Sheffield.
Toby Netting joined Switalskis Solicitor’s growing Sheffield team in May 2018. In his role as a family law solicitor, Toby provides expert advice to clients going through divorce or separation. He has extensive experience of the full range of family legal matters, including divorce and dissolution of civil partnership, property and finances, and child care arrangements. Toby is also an accredited specialist with Resolution in relation to financial matters and domestic violence. With more than two decades’ experience, Toby is ranked in the Legal 500 UK for his ‘exceptional’ family work and is a Recommended Lawyer.
As a qualified collaborative lawyer and trained mediator, Toby is able to offer alternative approaches to resolving disputes following separation and he is actively involved in promoting non-confrontational collaborative law. Toby is also a professional member of the International Centre for Families in Business which allows him to give Family Owned businesses specialist legal advice.
Contact Toby Netting on 0114 349 2300 or send him a message using the contact form below.
We asked Toby:
Q: What does your role involve?
A: I help separating couples to deal with the practical and legal issues surrounding their decision to end their relationship. This can include assistance with legally ending a marriage or civil partnership, issues surrounding the financial implications of their separation and arrangements for the care of any children.
Q: What can clients expect from you/like about you?
A calm and constructive approach – I find I am able to take the heat out of a situation rather than inflame it – as well as a clear objective opinion on the best route to take.
Q: What is the most interesting aspect of your role?
A: I enjoy working as a collaborative lawyer because it has taught me how to better understand the dynamics within a separating couple. Any progress is made with both parties being around the same table, providing better insight into my client’s and their former spouse or partner’s wishes, and hopefully enabling them to reach a settlement that is more closely tailored to their specific needs.
Q: What are your interests outside of work?
A: I train regularly at a traditional type of karate called Shotokan (I am a black belt, first dan). I usually train twice a week with both my sons at a dojo in Chesterfield. I also sporadically undertake triathlons (very slowly). I am due to compete in the Hathersage Hilly at the end of July.
I am also on the board of trustees and chair of a local charity called Zest. Based in the Upperthorpe and Netherthorpe areas of Sheffield, Zest provides physical activities though its pool and gym facilities, library resources as well as employment, health and wellbeing support for the local community. It is a vital and very well used resource and helps with social cohesion and focus in those areas of the city.