Sadie Simpson

Sadie Simpson nominated for ‘Rising Star’ award



Sadie Simpson – a Medical Negligence and Inquest specialist from our Sheffield office has been nominated for a prestigious ‘Rising Star’ award at the forthcoming Yorkshire Legal Awards. The winner will be announced on the 10th October in Leeds.  The nomination is in recognition of the way that Sadie has managed her own caseload within the highly technical and demanding ...
 
Switalskis Solicitors

Patients Facing Delays in Sepsis Treatment



By Lauren Unsworth, Paralegal, Clinical Negligence In a recent statement Dr Ron Daniels, Chief Executive of the UK Sepsis Trust, expressed concern that hospital patients were being put at risk in regard to the severity and development of sepsis. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition and therefore has to be treated immediately. Sepsis occurs when the immune system tries to fight ...
 
Switalskis Director Lisa Phillips

Switalskis help return baby to young mother



Update: Our post below was originally published in March 2019. We have since been made aware of this story from The Times explaining that 250 babies a year have suffered accidental drops in hospital. Having dealt with such a difficult and stressful matter for our client, we want to do all that we can to prevent such incidents happening in ...
 

Court of Appeal refuses Defendant’s Application for permission for second appeal



The Court of Appeal has refused a defendant’s application for permission for a second appeal, and to stay execution of interim quantum costs payment. The Court recognises the cashflow pressures of funding complex litigation. Without this decision, it’s very likely that specialist law firms could have been deterred from taking on such cases in the first place. The Court of ...
 
Switalskis Solicitors

Switalskis Solicitors – Diversity Data 2019



This year’s Diversity Data which was reported to the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority has now been published. As a regulated firm, you can view 217 of our staff’s answers in the report, which includes data on job roles, ages, gender, religion and more.  We are proud to have a diverse range of people in our teams, and for the inclusive environments ...
 
Child Abuse Solicitor Amy Clowrey

44 West Yorkshire Arrests over Historical Child Sex Abuse



By Amy Clowrey, Associate Solicitor, Child Abuse Forty four people have been arrested in West Yorkshire (39 of which this month) over child sex abuse allegations against four women, taking place between 1995 and 2002.  West Yorkshire Police launched an investigation into the abuse claims in the Kirklees area, primarily in Deswbury and Batley. Child Sexual Exploitation claims are taken ...
 
Solicitor Kieran Chatterton

Inquiry into Technology Companies and Children’s Online Safety



By Kieran Chatterton, Solicitor, Child Abuse Switalskis Solicitors have recently represented three victims of on-line sexual abuse at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA). The inquiry was set up in 2015 to investigate institutional failures of sexual abuse of children and in May 2019 there was a two week hearing where evidence was heard about how the internet ...
 
Child Abuse Solicitor Amy Clowrey

Switalskis Settling High Value Cases for Survivors of Lambeth Abuse



By Amy Clowrey, Associate Solicitor, Child Abuse  Further to previous blogs about the Lambeth Children’s Home Redress Scheme, which went live in 2018, Switalskis Solicitors are now settling a number of high value cases. The scheme was set up after Lambeth council accepted that historically, many children were psychologically, physically and sexually abused whilst in their care. Due to strong ...
 
Director David Greenwood

Long Awaited Decision on Social Services Negligence



By David Greenwood, Director and Solicitor, Child Abuse (This applies to Exploitation and “failure to remove” cases). Since December 2017 we have been waiting for the most senior judges in England to decide whether councils can be held liable for negligent social workers. Hundreds of claimants across the country were fearful that judges could have given councils immunity from having ...
 
Director David Greenwood

First Anglican Child Sex Abuse Case to be Fought in the Civil Courts



By David Greenwood, Director and Solicitor, Child Abuse The facts The Claimant claimed damages following a sexual assault upon her by The Reverend Brian Keith Rice (1932-2008), an Anglican clergyman, when she was about 11 years old. He would have been 46 years old. His entry in the Crockford’s Directory lists his appointments in the Church. These included Director of ...