Ruth Tucker

£25M cost to the NHS for retained Foreign Objects



By Ruth Tucker, Solicitor, Clinical Negligence  Since 2013 the NHS has paid out over £25M for claims where patients had foreign objects left inside them unintentionally. These incidents are called “Never Events” i.e. it was entirely preventable, with existing systems in place that were supposed to protect the patient. Other “Never Events” include surgery at the wrong site (or indeed, ...
 
Child Abuse Solicitor Helen Hughes

Medomsley Detention Centre – Update: Trials and Convictions



By Helen Hughes, Associate Solicitor, Child Abuse Claims It has been almost a year since we last reported on the former members of staff at Medomsley Detention Centre, Durham, who were originally summonsed to court on 21 November 2017 for alleged abuse and misconduct against inmates at Medomsley. Reporting restrictions have been in place since that time because there have been three ...
 
Solicitor & Director Rob Casey

Manchester City to set up Compensation Scheme for Victims of Abuse



By Rob Casey, Director and Solicitor Advocate, Child Abuse Claims Manchester City Football Club have announced that they are launching a “Survivors Scheme”,  under which survivors of abuse committed by both Barry Bennell and John Broome, both of whom were previously connected to the club, will be able to claim compensation without the need to go through the process of making ...
 
Child Abuse Solicitor Amy Clowrey

Switalskis’ lawyers secure over £2 million for Lambeth abuse survivors



By Amy Clowrey, Solicitor, Child Abuse Claims department At Switalskis Solicitors we are acting for over 300 people who were abused whilst in the care of the London Borough of Lambeth. Over the last twelve months, we have secured in excess of £2 million in redress payments for our clients. All damages received go directly to survivors. In 2017, Lambeth ...
 
Switalskis Solicitors

Switalskis’ Monthly Business Networking



Our regular lunchtime networking group takes place on the last Wednesday of every month. A great way to start if you’re new to networking, why not come along to our next informal and friendly event on Wednesday 27 March? 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 ...
 
Brain Injury Solicitor Ewan Bain

Doncaster office welcomes new brain injury lawyer



Switalskis Solicitors has appointed serious injury and traumatic brain injury claims specialist, Ewan Bain, strengthening the firm’s team in Doncaster. Ewan, who is originally from Sheffield and now lives in Doncaster, joins Switalskis from Irwin Mitchell where he started his career as a legal helpline advisor, advising on all areas of law. He subsequently joined its serious injury team as ...
 
Child Abuse Solicitor Helen Hughes

National Stop CSE Day



Monday 18th March is the fifth annual National Stop CSE day, which aims to raise awareness around the issue of CSE. Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is an issue that more and more people are becoming aware of and this can only be a positive given how many young people CSE affects. For people who don’t know what CSE is and ...
 
Solicitor & Director Rob Casey

Inquiry Report – Sexual Abuse of Children in Custodial Institutions



Rob Casey of Switalskis’ Child Abuse Compensation Team represented a Core Participant at the Public Inquiry known as Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA). The investigation report has now been published and here Rob summarises the recommendations. IICSA has a number of modules looking at different areas of child abuse. I represented a Core Participant at the Public Hearing ...
 
Child Abuse Compensation Solicitors

CICA “Same Roof” rule set to be scrapped



On 28th February 2019, the Ministry of Justice announced that they have brought forward legislation to remove the “same roof” rule from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. Previously, people who were victims of crimes committed by members of their family prior to 1st October 1979 were not eligible for compensation. In July 2018, it was decided in the Court of ...
 
Switalskis Solicitors

Switalskis Knaresborough Office Relaunch



On 14th February 2019 Switalskis’ Knaresborough branch held a launch event for our newly refurbished office. Previously a Steel-Switalskis location, the Knaresborough office is now aligned with our Switalskis branding. Attendees were able to see the new look of the office, as well as enjoy the delicious food and drink! The response to the refurbishment was very positive and we ...