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 ...
 
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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 ...
 
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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 ...
 

Neil Allen to speak at Switalskis event in October at York



Neil Allen will be speaking at Switalskis’ Eleventh Annual Review of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 on October 10th. Neil’s topic of discussion will be Inherent Jurisdiction v Court of Protection.  Neil was called to the Bar in 1999. He practices from 39 Essex Chambers and has a particular interest in human rights, mental health and incapacity law. He is ranked as ...
 

Remembering Richard Shore



We’re very sorry to share with you the news that Richard Shore, our Director of IT & Operations sadly passed away last week. Richard joined Switalskis in 2006 and to many of our team he was considered to be a friend rather than just a colleague. For all of us his sudden loss has caused much sadness. He went out ...
 

Rotherham Abuse Scandal – guilty verdicts all round



The Child Abuse Compensation team at Switalskis Solicitors welcomes guilty verdicts being handed down to six men who groomed and exploited teenage girls in Rotherham between 1998 and 2002. Earlier today a jury handed down guilty verdicts to all six Defendants after a gruelling 6 week trial at Sheffield Crown Court as part of the National Crime Agency’s Operation Stovewood. ...