Switalskis Teams’ expertise recognised again with release of Legal 500 2019 Rankings



Several of our specialist legal teams have received positive rankings and feedback in the latest update to the Legal 500 UK rankings.  The Legal 500 is an established, independent guide, detailing the competence and professional standards of law firms and their key individuals. The guide makes it easier for the public to find the right law firm for their specific ...
 
Victoria Thackstone

BBC Radio 4 interview Switalskis’ Victoria Thackstone



Working in our Therapy and Adult Abuse Department, Litigation Executive Victoria Thackstone was recently interviewed by BBC Radio 4 in regard to the regulation of therapists. BBC reporter Jordan Dunbar had a difficult experience when seeking help for his mental health in the private sector. In his latest podcast Jordan looks into the therapy world and how therapists are regulated ...
 
Alex Guy Director Solicitor and CoP Deputy

Switalskis Director Alex Guy to speak at event in York



Alex Guy will be a speaker in this year’s breakout sessions at Switalskis’ Eleventh Annual Review of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 on October 10th. Alex will be speaking on Removal of Financial Deputy.  Alex Guy joined Switalskis Solicitors in Sheffield in December 2016. Alex has specialised in Court of Protection (Property and Affairs) for several years, and is renowned for his ...
 
Director David Greenwood

Abuse Inquiry Report on compensation



The Independent Inquiry in to Child Sexual Abuse has published its report on how victims of child sex abuse are treated by the compensation system. It is sharply critical of the present system but (so far) has stopped short of a complete overhaul which I have advocated. Confusion I represent clients who gave evidence at the IICSA Accountability and Reparations ...
 

James Bannon to speak at Switalskis event at York in October



James Bannon will be a speaker in this year’s breakout sessions at Switalskis’ Eleventh Annual Review of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 on October 10th. James will be speaking on safeguarding.  James has previously worked for a large NHS mental health trust across a variety of departments, the most recent of which being bed/patient flow management. James is currently a statutory advocate, working ...
 
Sian Morris

Switalskis representing family of young woman who died from Sepsis



By Sian Morris, Chartered Legal Executive, Clinical Negligence  The Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have apologised and admitted negligence for their failings that led to the death of a 25 year old woman. Switalskis represent the family of Farha Zalqarnain who first attended the Emergency Department at the Bradford Royal Infirmary on 8 March 2016 with complaints of a ...
 

Neil Allen to speak at Switalskis event in October at York



Neil Allen will be speaking at Switalskis’ Eleventh Annual Review of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 on October 10th. Neil’s topic of discussion will be Inherent Jurisdiction v Court of Protection.  Neil was called to the Bar in 1999. He practices from 39 Essex Chambers and has a particular interest in human rights, mental health and incapacity law. He is ranked as ...
 
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 ...