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David Greenwood comments on Rotherham child abuse report



Switalskis Partner and Head of our Child Abuse Claims team, David Greenwood, has commented on the report published yesterday (Tuesday 26th August) which the looks at the sexual exploitation and abuse of children in Rotherham. David Greenwood and his team of Solicitors represent 15 girls who were subjected to sexual abuse by gangs of men in Rotherham between 1996 and ...
 
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Employment Law: Flexible working – what has changed?



Flexible working used to be limited to carers of children under 17 (or 18 if the child is disabled) and those caring for adult dependants. This has now changed so that any employee with more than 26 weeks’ service can request flexible working for any reason.  So, if you’re an employer, how do you deal with statutory requests for flexible working under the ...
 
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Lawyers host charity tea party to celebrate Yorkshire Day!



1st August is Yorkshire Day and this year, like many organisations across the county, we’ll be showing how proud we are to be a Yorkshire solicitors firm by putting on a tea party! As three times winner of the Yorkshire Law Firm of the Year award we’re delighted to be able to celebrate Yorkshire Day and show our support to ...
 
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Two Switalskis teams up for Yorkshire Legal Awards!



The Switalskis team is celebrating after hearing today that two of our specialist departments have been shortlisted for Yorkshire Legal Awards! Partner, Sarah Cookson, who leads the Conveyancing department, is a finalist in the Residential Property category, whilst Partner, David Greenwood’s Child Abuse Law team is in the running for the Dispute Resolution award. The Yorkshire Legal Awards (formerly the Yorkshire Lawyer ...
 
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David Greenwood: the Pope should be begging victims’ forgiveness



Switalskis Partner, David Greenwood speaks out as Pope Francis plans to meet victims of sexual abuse by the clergy. Pope Francis’s plans to meet with six victims of sexual abuse by the clergy has led many, including child abuse Solicitor David Greenwood, to question whether the olive branch the Pontiff has extended to victims is sufficient. David Greenwood, who is also Chair of ...
 
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How to avoid inexperienced medical negligence lawyers



How do you avoid inexperienced clinical negligence lawyers? This week, the Law Society Gazette has highlighted concerns that inexperienced personal injury law firms may be attempting to move into the specialist area of clinical negligence claims.   The Gazette reports that insurers have noted a surge in firms seeking ‘after the event’ insurance which are often essential in running a ...
 
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Government plans to abolish zero hours contract exclusivity



On 25th June 2014 the Government announced plans to abolish exclusivity clauses in zero-hour contracts preventing an individual from working for another employer. Zero-hour contracts are a type of contracts whereby workers do not have guaranteed hours; the employer is not obliged to offer them any hours and will only pay the worker for the work that they actually carry out. ...
 
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Team Switalskis takes on its fifth Leeds 10K!



On 20th July, team Switalskis will again take to the streets of Leeds in the Jane Tomlinson Run For All 10K Corporate Challenge. This is the team’s fifth year taking part in this amazing event, and as usual, we’ll be raising money for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.  Launched by Jane Tomlinson in 2007, the Leeds 10k was set up as ...
 
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New legislation criminalises forced marriage



Forced marriage is now a criminal offence under new legislation introduced today (16 June). Previously, protection from forced marriage was available only under civil law – the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007. The 2007 Act made provision for civil courts to make Forced Marriage Protection Orders against individuals suspected of trying to force someone into marriage. The breach of ...
 
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Choosing a Conveyancing Solicitor – five top tips



Selling your home this summer? Here are our top tips for choosing the conveyancing solicitor that’s right for you… Summer is here! And whilst many of us will be thinking about barbeques, holidays and even the World Cup, some will be preparing for one of the most stressful life events you can go through – moving home. With the garden in full ...