Child Abuse department scores hat trick at national PI Awards

Child abuse claims Solicitor, David Greenwood and his team are celebrating after achieving a hat trick of wins at the Personal Injury Awards 2014. The specialist claims department succeeded in all three of the categories for which they had been shortlisted.

Peronal Injury Awards 2014

The Personal Injury Awards held this year on 12 November in London recognises the most talented and dedicated professionals working in the UK personal injury sector. The team’s success at these awards is a testament to the unique and important work they carry out in the field of child abuse claims.

The team picked up awards in the following categories:

  • Personal Injury Team of the Year
  • Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year
  • Case of the Year

David Greenwood said, “It is a privilege to work for child abuse survivors and an honour to be recognised by these awards. The awards recognise the importance of the work carried out by the team in bringing about justice for victims of child abuse. It has been a year in which the department has gone from strength to strength and has continued to grow.”

The Child Abuse Claims department at Switalskis deals with claims for child abuse and neglect against both organisations and individuals, including large group action cases. They regularly provide representation to vulnerable clients who may be confronting difficult issues around past sexual abuse for the first time in their lives.

Their win in the Outstanding Case of the Year category was for their work on the Rotherham child sexual exploitation case, the full extent of which has only been uncovered in recent months. The team’s work has been instrumental in exposing failures by the council and police in Rotherham to tackle child sexual exploitation.

The scale of the team’s achievements highlights the significance of their clients’ struggle against the institutions who fail to address the devastation caused by child sexual abuse.

The Child Abuse Department have topped their performance at the awards last year, where they won Claimant Personal Injury Team of the Year, after being shortlisted for two awards. And as further confirmation of their position as a leading claims team, they were also successful in the Yorkshire Legal Awards this October, where they won the Dispute Resolution award.