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Amy Clowrey elected Chair of The Law Society’s Junior Lawyers Division



Child Abuse Lawyer Amy Clowrey was elected Chair of the Junior Lawyers Division of The Law Society on 10th November 2018. An important post, Amy will be influential in shaping policy and securing rights for the next generation of lawyers in the UK. Here is what Amy had to say about this vital work: “The Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) is ...
 
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BHI Legacy Awards 2018



On 14 October 2018 the Black Health Initiative (BHI) Legacy Awards took place at Leeds Town Hall. This year’s awards celebrated 70 years of the NHS, as well as Windrush. What does BHI aim for?   BHI aims to create equality of access to Health and Social Care provision in Leeds and the Yorkshire area for disadvantaged communities. Their Legacy Awards recognise Leeds’ diversity and accomplishments of the city’s communities. ...
 
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Support Dogs Cake Sale 2018



By Victoria Thackstone, Litigation Executive, Professional and Therapy Abuse  Our Doncaster office was delighted to hold a raffle and cake sale on Wednesday 7 November 2018, with all proceeds being donated to Support Dogs; a charity which trains assistance dogs for people with autism, epilepsy or who have a physical disability. What do Trainee Support Dogs do? Trainee Support Dogs ...
 
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Huddersfield Law Society Uganda Twinning Group Visit 2018



On 04 November 2018, Switalskis’ Ranjit Uppal (Director, Solicitor Advocate), Ruth Coneron (Director, Solicitor), and Sunny Sandhu (Solicitor) travelled to Kampala, Uganda with Laura Milburn of Ridley and Hall. As committee members of the Huddersfield Law Society Uganda Twinning Group (HLSUTG), the group delivered Pro Bono training on “Developing Excellence in your Law Firm.”  The HLSUTG The HLSUTG has helped ...
 
Victoria Thackstone

What is abusive and negligent counselling and psychotherapy?



By Victoria Thackstone, Litigation Executive, Professional and Therapy Abuse  Abusive and negligent counselling and therapy can occur in both a private and NHS setting. The abusive practitioner does not have to be someone junior or inexperienced. At Switalskis, we specialise in legal issues relating to abusive and negligent treatment by a wide range of mental health professionals, including many claims ...
 

Switalskis Business Networking in Batley



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 28 November? 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 ...
 
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Switalskis Expertise Recognised again in Legal 500 2018



The Legal 500 – an independent listing of UK lawyers – has been published this week and a number of our teams have again been recognised as leading specialists in their areas of expertise. Our Family Law, Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury, Court of Protection and Criminal Defence teams were all selected as being among the very best in their regions ...
 
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“Families attending Inquests involving the state should receive emergency Legal Aid”



By Jim Gladman, Solicitor, Clinical Negligence The Guardian has reported on calls for emergency Legal Aid to be provided for bereaved relatives so that they can fully participate in Inquests into the death of a loved one. The Guardian noted that while relatives, who are grieving and often still distressed by the events, may be forced to represent themselves, on the ...
 
Clinical Negligence Solicitor Christine Griffiths

Baby Loss Awareness Week: 9-15 October 2018



By Christine Griffiths, Solicitor, Clinical Negligence 9th to 15th October is Baby Loss Awareness Week, an opportunity for bereaved families and friends to commemorate the lives of their babies. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness around the causes of baby loss. This week is close to our hearts at Switalskis, as we assist families navigating the legal process following baby loss ...
 

Steve and Mary start to get it together in their finances



By Andrew Baines, Solicitor and Family Mediator In Andrew Baines’ latest family mediation blog, we look at the story of Mary and Steve, a separating couple trying to settle their disagreements through mediation. This time, Steve and Mary* are starting to sort out their finances. “But if all we have to talk about is £95,000 equity in the house, what have we ...