Switalskis Solicitors

Birth Trauma Awareness Week



The Birth Trauma Association is an organisation set up to support all women who have experienced a traumatic birth. They estimate that in the UK alone, up to 20,000 women per year develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).The distress can often impact on their health and wellbeing and as many as 200,000 more women may feel traumatised by childbirth. To help raise awareness, Birth Trauma ...
 

Switalskis Child Abuse Compensation team shortlisted for top Yorkshire legal award



We are delighted to announce that Switalskis Solicitors Child Abuse Compensation team has been shortlisted for the Dispute Resolution category in the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2017. The winner will be announced at an award ceremony held on 12 October 2017 at New Dock Hall in Leeds. Department head and Director, David Greenwood, said: “It is a huge honour to have ...
 
Chartered Legal Executive Caroline Hurst

What right do we have to call ourselves civilised?



By Caroline Hurst, Chartered Legal Executive. Court of Protection Department On 3 August 2017, Sir James Munby handed down a judgment which has sparked a public and media frenzy. It was an extraordinary attack (at least from a member of the judiciary) on the government for the dire lack of mental health provision – in this case to meet the ...
 
Doctor writing

56,000 at risk from metal-on-metal hip replacements



A new report issued by the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has shown that up to 56,000 patients could be at risk of complications arising from toxic chemicals leaking into the blood after having metal-on-metal hip replacements. Healthcare professionals have been told that these patients must have x-rays and blood tests to check that the hip replacements have not ...
 
Solicitor Kieran Chatterton

Barclays liable for doctor who sexually abused employees



by Kieran Chatterton, Solicitor The High Court in London has ruled that Barclays will have to pay compensation for the alleged sexual abuse that a doctor perpetrated on over 100 women who applied for jobs with the bank.  The case involves women who applied for a job with the bank between 1968 and 1994, many of whom were teenagers at ...
 
Conveyancer Sarah Kent

Selling your home in the UK: Could Capital Gains Tax apply to your sale?



By Sarah Kent, Conveyancing Assistant Are you a non-UK resident? Did you know that your status might affect the way you are taxed on the sale of a property? If you are thinking of selling your home, it is important to consider whether any gains from your property transaction may be subject to Capital Gains Tax. Since the rules came ...
 

Every Baby Counts report finds that childbirth deaths were preventable



By Charlotte Reeves , Clinical Negligence Solicitor A recent report published by Every Baby Counts has found that 76% of babies who died or were left with serious brain injures might have had a different outcome with different care. The initiative, which is run by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, examined local reviews into the care of 1,136 ...
 
Ruth Tucker

Assistance dogs charity invites Switalskis’ Ruth Tucker to 25th birthday party



By Ruth Tucker, Solicitor, Clinical Negligence department This June, Ruth Tucker, a member of Switalskis’ Clinical Negligence team in Sheffield, joined Support Dogs and more than 200 guests at a garden party at the beautiful Sandbeck House to celebrate the assistance dogs charity’s 25th anniversary. Being a dog lover, I jumped at the opportunity to attend Support Dogs’ 25th Birthday Garden ...
 
Sian Morris cycling for CHSF

Sian Morris set to cycle London – Edinburgh – London for CHSF



Legal Executive, Sian Morris is set to take on the challenge of a lifetime to raise money for Switalskis Solicitors chosen charity – the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund. Sian is taking on one of Britain’s greatest cycling challenges and will be cycling from London to Edinburgh…and back! The route is a total distance of 1433km, has 11,128 metres of climbing ...
 
Janet Baker

Birth injury claims expert, Janet Baker, delivers lecture at Sheffield Hallam University



Head of Clinical Negligence at Switalskis’ Sheffield office, Janet Baker, has recently delivered a lecture on ‘Midwives and the law’ to 50 final year student midwives at Sheffield Hallam University. With 50% of the NHS’s £1 billion damages pay-outs during 2016 attributable to maternity claims, there are few midwives who will not witness or be touched by the law at ...