Switalskis Solicitors make the grade



Solicitors from our firm have been recognised as leaders in their field by The Legal 500. The public directory, that’s independently researched, recommends 18 lawyers from the family, clinical negligence, personal injury, court of protection, crime and fraud teams from across our 13 Yorkshire offices. The Yorkshire and Humber legal region is one of the largest, and competition is high. ...
 
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Hope for abused foster care victims



By David Greenwood, Director & Solicitor, Child Abuse Compensation Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council 2017 UKSC 4 This case has been eagerly awaited by those claimants who until now have been denied compensation after having been abused by their foster carers. Councils who retain foster carers have until now been able to avoid paying compensation to victims of foster care ...
 
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Bradford team moves to new premises in Scorex House



On Tuesday 17 October 2017, Switalskis Solicitors’ Bradford team relocated to new premises in Scorex House. The modern office building is situated next to the Broadway Shopping Centre at: Scorex House, 1 Bolton Road, Bradford, BD1 4AS. The office is led by Directors Louise Noblet and Razia Jogi, who also head up the firm’s Child Care Law and Family Law teams. Louise Noblet commented: ...
 
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Switalskis’ staff take to the sky to raise money for CHSF



Our staff showed their bravery on 17th September when they took part in a charity skydive to raise money for our chosen charity, Yorkshire’s Children’s Heart Surgery Fund. Sunny Sandhu, Louise Kitchin, Nikki Przewoznik and Aamir Khan raised £3,000 from the jump, bringing the total raised by the firm to almost £8000. The charity skydive was an experience of a lifetime for our ...
 

Abuse at Kirklevington Detention Centre



By Rob Casey, Director & Solicitor, Child Abuse Law Kirklevington Detention Centre abuse: Ex-inmates allegations considered by CPS Cleveland Police, who have been investigating a large number of allegations relating to physical and sexual abuse at Kirklevington Detention Centre, have now confirmed that a case file has been sent to the Crown Prosecution Service for consideration. Under the name “Operation ...
 
Lucy Wells

Baby Loss Awareness Week: 9-15 October 2017



By Lucy Wells, Solicitor, Clinical Negligence department Baby Loss Awareness Week aims to break the silence about baby loss in the UK and runs from 9th to 15th October. It is a chance for bereaved parents, their families and friends to unite to commemorate their babies’ lives. In the UK the event is supported by over 40 charities including Sands, ...
 
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Willy Gillham convicted of Palmerston House child abuse



By Paul Durkin, Solicitor, Child Abuse Compensation department On 6th October, Willy John Germaine Gillham was convicted at Southampton Crown Court for charges of sexual abuse committed in 1982. Mr Gillham was found guilty of abusing an 11-year-old boy whilst he was resident at Palmerston House, Botley Road in Romsey, Hampshire. Palmerston House was a children’s home that has since closed down. Mr Gillham ...
 

The Value of Sex and the Price of Protection – 16th October 2017



The Value of Sex and the Price of Protection: Damages under the Human Rights Act in the Court of Protection Free evening seminar in partnership with Serjeants’ Inn chambers exploring the practical issues around bringing and defending HRA claims and dealing with LASPO recoupment in the context of the recent CoP case of CH v A Metropolitan Council 2017 EWCOP ...
 
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Harriet Hawkins: Another baby that should have been born alive



A couple represented by Switalskis Clinical Negligence department are blowing the whistle on endemic failures and cover-ups by Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) NHS Trust  following the death of their baby daughter due to a mismanaged labour. Harriet – who was Jack and Sarah Hawkins’ first baby – was born dead at Nottingham City Hospital on 17th April 2016. Twenty-six serious ...
 
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Monthly Business Networking in Yorkshire with Switalskis Solicitors



Our regular lunchtime networking event takes place on the last Wednesday of every month. We hope that you can join us at our next event in October. Subscribe to updates on Switalskis networking events, click this link to go to the sign up form. Are you looking for a business networking group in the Kirklees area? Why not join local businesspeople from across West Yorkshire ...