Huddersfield Law Society President Samantha Spain

Samantha Spain elected President of the Huddersfield and Dewsbury Law Society



On 29 November 2018, at the 137th AGM of the Huddersfield and Dewsbury Law Society, Samantha Spain, Associate Solicitor was elected as President for the coming year. As President, Samantha will support the committee to provide ongoing training and advice to local lawyers and cascade feedback and updates from the Yorkshire Union of Local Law Societies and the national Law ...
 
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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 30 January? 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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Client works with MP to question Prime Minister on child abuse



Switalskis client Rev Matt Ineson, who suffered child sex abuse by a Bradford vicar in the 1980s, has worked with his MP Tracy Brabin to ask a question at Prime Ministers Questions on Wednesday 28 November 2018. Matt has campaigned alongside Switalskis Solicitor David Greenwood to raise standards of safeguarding in the Church of England and other institutions. They both ...
 
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Ten new candidates embark on law firm leadership training



Following the launch of Switalskis’ Associate Development Programme in March 2018, which aims to equip the next generation of leaders with essential communication and management skills, a second round of training started on 14 November 2018. Ten new candidates attended an intensive three-day residential training course in Huddersfield, which marks the start of several weeks’ project work culminating in an ...
 
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Support Dogs Graduation and Awards Ceremony – 18/11/18



By Victoria Thackstone, Litigation Executive, Brain & Serious Injury Victoria Thackstone and Gary Pearson were delighted to attend the Support Dogs Graduation and Awards Ceremony on Sunday 18th November 2018 at the Royal Victoria Holiday Inn, Sheffield, and Switalskis were proud to be joint sponsor of the event. The event The event was to recognise the people who have made ...
 
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Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust in Special Measures



By Lauren Unsworth, Paralegal, Clinical Negligence What are Special Measures? Special Measures is when a Hospital Trust is no longer trusted to run itself alone. The a decision to place Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust in Special Measures came directly from Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, who said, “In light of the ongoing concerns about the trust’s ...
 

Festive footprint features in Switalskis’ first “official” Christmas card



Georgie Abbott with Switalskis’ Alison Kaye and Steve Dibb show off the chosen Christmas card design On Wednesday 13 November, Switalskis Directors Alison Kaye and Steve Dibb met with Ellie Brown and Georgie Abbott from Children’s Heart Surgery Fund Corporate Partnerships team to choose the firm’s design. Part of Children’s Heart Surgery Fund’s work is to ensure the babies and ...
 
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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 ...