Why many people start the divorce process at Christmas

Divorce and Christmas



By Sharron Hardman, Director and Solicitor For many families, Christmas is seen as something to look forward to, but if there are problems in a marriage, the festive season can simply emphasise those difficulties. The extra time you spend at home and the pressure you may feel under to enjoy yourself can weigh heavily on you. For some couples, the ...
 
Director David Greenwood

Director David Greenwood writes second book on Child Abuse in the church



Our Director and Solicitor David Greenwood has recently had his second book published. The book “Basically Innocent?” focuses on Child Abuse in the church and in particular the scandal and subsequent cover-up involving the former Bishop of Gloucester, Peter Ball.  David is a nationally-recognised specialist in Child Abuse compensation claims, and in particular claims against institutions such as the church. ...
 

Our opening hours for Christmas 2019



We would like to wish you a very happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year. Our offices will be closed from 12.30pm on Tuesday 24th December and throughout the festive period, but if you have an emergency and need legal advice during this time, we can still help: For advice if you are under arrest at the Police Station: 07850 ...
 
Switalskis Associate Promotions

Switalskis promotes four more staff to Associate status



This month, four more of our team have been promoted to Associate status having completed our Associate Development Programme (ADP).  Delegates on the ADP follow a structured programme of development activities which begins with a residential group training exercise, They each then complete a real-life solo project designed to bring business benefits that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their ...
 

Inquest finds that death of patient failed by Leeds Mental Health unit was avoidable



An inquest has found that 29-year-old Moncef Kaddouri did not intend to take his own life and that his death was avoidable and caused by failings in the mental health unit in which he was a patient.  Sunny Sandhu represented Mr Kaddouri’s family at the inquest, which concluded this week. Mr Kaddouri had a history of depression and mental health problems, ...
 

Switalskis Clinical Negligence Team shortlisted for two more industry awards



The brilliant work of our Clinical Negligence team has again been recognised with them being shortlisted for two categories at the 2019 Personal Injury Awards. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Wednesday 27th November in Manchester. The team is shortlisted for “Clinical Negligence Team of the Year” as well as “Outstanding Case of the Year” at the ...
 
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 ...