Switalskis lawyer appointed as Law Society regional council member
Switalskis director and solicitor Amy Clowrey has been appointed as The Law Society’s council member for Yorkshire and Humberside.
With her appointment, Amy will give the region a voice at a national level making sure that Yorkshire and Humberside remains on the map as a growing legal hub. Amy will also take an active role in ensuring that the profession remains diverse, accessible and that talent continues to be harnessed and developed.
Amy has worked at Switalskis for seven years, representing victims of child abuse, with a specialism in child sexual exploitation and grooming. Born in Rotherham, Amy chose to work in child abuse compensation law to support victims of the Rotherham grooming scandal which had unfolded in her hometown. Amy now works as part of a team of lawyers dealing with the high-profile grooming scandals in the region as well as child abuse cases nationally.
Amy has been involved with The Law Society (TLS) for over 10 years in positions including chair of the Junior Lawyers Division; as a committee member for the Council Membership Committee; and she currently sits on the Civil Justice Committee. Locally, Amy has also held committee roles in Leeds, Huddersfield and presently as the education representative for the Yorkshire Union of Lawyers.
Says Amy: “I see my council member position as an opportunity to promote two-way engagement between TLS and its members in Yorkshire. I will take a proactive approach to address any issues that the Yorkshire legal sector faces and will represent it to the absolute best of my abilities during my term.
I’m grateful that the region has put its faith in me to represent them. I’ve enjoyed the challenges and opportunities that working with TLS has presented so far and can’t wait to get stuck into this next chapter.”
Amy is Switalskis’ training principal, responsible for supporting the development of its up-and-coming talent. Amy was also recently named Lawyer of the Year at the Modern Law Awards.