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Christmas and New Year 2018 – we’re here in an emergency…



Merry Christmas! Everyone at Switalskis would like to wish you a very happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year. Our offices will be closed from 12.30pm on Monday 24th December and throughout the festive period, but if you have an emergency and need legal advice during this time we can help. For advice if you are under arrest at the ...
 
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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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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 ...
 

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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Switalskis Expertise Recognised again in Legal 500 2018



The Legal 500 – an independent listing of UK lawyers – has been published this week and a number of our teams have again been recognised as leading specialists in their areas of expertise. Our Family Law, Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury, Court of Protection and Criminal Defence teams were all selected as being among the very best in their regions ...
 
Solicitor Kieran Chatterton

Criminal injuries claims and the ‘same roof rule’



By Kieran Chatterton, Solicitor, Child Abuse Law The Court of Appeal has recently decided that the ‘same roof rule’ which applies in criminal injury compensation claims is incompatible with the Human Right Act (HRA). The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) compensates victims of crime for injuries that they suffered if they satisfy certain criteria, which includes victims of sexual assaults. ...
 
Family Solicitor Melanie Brown

Emmeline and Richard Pankhurst: A Force for Social change



By Melanie Brown, Solicitor, Family Law Department In 1918, the Representation of the People Act came into force, the first UK law which gave some women the right to vote. One hundred years after Women’s Suffrage, people across the UK have been celebrating this major turning point for women’s rights and recognising those who helped drive the change. In this ...
 
Chartered Legal Executive Caroline Hurst

The First Women of the Supreme Court



By Caroline Hurst, Chartered Legal Executive, Court of Protection Earlier this month, Chartered Legal Executive Caroline Hurst attended the First 100 Years project’s “First Women of the Supreme Courts in Conversation” event. Here are Caroline’s thoughts following her inspirational experience hearing from four of the world’s most successful women in law. “Four Supreme Court Justices come together for a panel discussion.” Normally ...
 
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Sheffield team celebrates their first year in Paradise Square



Switalskis’ Sheffield team has marked its first successful year at Paradise Square with a celebration event at the Crucible Theatre. Over 60 members of staff and business associates from across the region gathered at the iconic venue to celebrate the occasion. The team moved into the newly-refurbished office in the heart of Sheffield’s legal quarter in June 2017, with the opening ...