Stephanie Kennedy

World Sepsis Day 2019



By Stephanie Kennedy, Solicitor, Clinical Negligence  Today, 13 September 2019, marks the 8th World Sepsis Day. What is Sepsis? Sepsis (also known as septicaemia or blood poisoning) is the body’s life-threatening reaction to an infection where it begins to damage its own tissues and organs. It can lead to shock, multi-organ failure, amputation and death, especially when it is not ...
 
Brain Injury Solicitor Ewan Bain

Eating Disorders and Acquired Brain Injury



By Ewan Bain, Solicitor, Brain Injury & Serious Injury Department The effects of an acquired brain injury (“ABI”) are truly multi-faceted, ranging from dysexecutive syndrome, neuro-behavioural issues, to more obvious physical disabilities. It is well known t hat mental health issues and conditions can arise from acquired brain injuries; the well-known ones being depression and anxiety. However, what about Eating ...
 
Victoria Thackstone

New UKCP Code of Ethics



By Victoria Thackstone, Litigation Executive, Professional and Therapy Abuse The UK Council for Psychotherapy (“UKCP”) is one of the main voluntary psychotherapy membership organisations.  On 01 October 2019 the UKCP’s new Code of Ethics and Professional Practice (“Code”) will come into force, replacing the one which has existed since September 2009. Both the existing and the new Codes can be ...
 
Director David Greenwood

Rotherham Child Abuse Trials



By David Greenwood, Solicitor and Head of Child Abuse Department Seven men have been found guilty of grooming and abusing five girls in Rotherham over the course of seven years. These was the latest convictions from Operation Stovewood, the National Crime Agency’s biggest investigation into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham. It followed the independent report by Professor Alexis Jay that ...
 

Linsey McDonald nominated at Family Law Awards 2019



Linsey McDonald has been nominated for Family Law Chartered Legal Executive of the year at the Family Law Awards. The awards will take place on Wednesday 27th November.   Linsey is an Associate and Chartered Legal Executive based in Wakefield. She joined Switalskis in 2007, and became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in June 2008. She became ...
 
Brain Injury Solicitor Ewan Bain

Ewan Bain tackles Sheffield 10k for Support Dogs charity



Brain Injury specialist solicitor Ewan Bain – based at our Doncaster office – will be running the Sheffield 10k in aid of the charity Support Dogs.  The event takes place on 22nd September 2019 and by his own admission, it’s been a while since Ewan last ran for a suitable cause.  The Support Dogs charity has been known to Switalskis ...
 

Remembering Richard Shore



We’re very sorry to share with you the news that Richard Shore, our Director of IT & Operations sadly passed away last week. Richard joined Switalskis in 2006 and to many of our team he was considered to be a friend rather than just a colleague. For all of us his sudden loss has caused much sadness. He went out ...
 

Rotherham Abuse Scandal – guilty verdicts all round



The Child Abuse Compensation team at Switalskis Solicitors welcomes guilty verdicts being handed down to six men who groomed and exploited teenage girls in Rotherham between 1998 and 2002. Earlier today a jury handed down guilty verdicts to all six Defendants after a gruelling 6 week trial at Sheffield Crown Court as part of the National Crime Agency’s Operation Stovewood. ...