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. ...
 
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Mother requests Judicial Review of the Crown Prosecution Service



By David Greenwood, Solicitor and Head of Child Abuse Department Ms Linda Hawker recently requested Judicial Review of the Crown Prosecution Service to request that the man driving the car her son was killed in be brought before the court on a charge of dangerous driving.  Ms Hawker’s son, Daniel Atkinson, was just 17 years old when he was killed ...
 

The Honourable Mr Justice Hayden to speak at Switalskis event at York in October



The Honourable Mr Justice Hayden will be a key speaker at Switalskis’ Eleventh Annual Review of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Mr Justice Hayden will be discussing the overlap between the provisions of the Mental Capacity Act and the Mental Health Act when dealing with medical treatment cases. Mr Justice Hayden was called to the bar at Middle Temple in ...
 
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Razia Jogi speaks to BBC Radio Newcastle



Our Director and Solicitor Razia Jogi spoke to BBC Radio Newcastle this week, live on the Charlie Charlton show.  She spoke about the worrying and growing trend of FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) which has been illegal in the UK since 1985. Carrying out FGM, or even assisting and allowing it to happen is a criminal offence. Sentences can be as ...
 
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The Eleventh Annual Review of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 – 10 October 2019



Get expert insights into developments in the Court of Protection at this full-day annual review of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Note: Free places are available for registered charities. Please contact the team on the details below for information on how to book your free ticket(s). If you have any questions about your booking, please contact the conference team at ...
 
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Switalskis’ Monthly Business Networking – May



Our regular lunchtime networking group takes place on the last Wednesday of every month. A great way to start if you’re new to networking, why not come along to our next informal and friendly event on Wednesday 29 May? Subscribe to updates on Switalskis networking events, click this link to go to the sign up form. Are you looking for a business networking group ...
 
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New divorce laws plan to help couples split quicker and amicably



Divorce has been a major focus recently following the split of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife Mackenzie, whose marriage was officially dissolved in April 2019. This was the most expensive settlement in history of over $35 billion. Following this, it has just been announced that divorce laws in England and Wales will be changed so as to reduce ...