Events & Training

What our clients say…

Clear, coherant and well-paced training. Easy to follow.


Fantastic; really good update and really well delivered. Pitched at a very good level.


The Switalskis Training team is made up of our most senior Solicitors, Solicitor Advocates and Barristers.

Our team brings together extensive teaching and training experience with the legal expertise that only comes from being a practising senior lawyer. We offer training for legal professionals, not for profit organisations, local authorities, health trusts and other public bodies in many areas of law. We also offer occasional training and networking sessions for business owners, which cover essential knowledge in areas like Human Resources, and commercial property.

Our Legal Training Expertise

We focus on providing training in the following areas:

  • Mental Health Law
  • Mental Capacity Law and the Court of Protection
  • Family Law
  • Child Care Law
  • Immigration and Asylum Law
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Housing Law

Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law training

Jonathan Wilson, editor of Mental Health Law Online, prepares much of our mental health and mental capacity law training materials. The online law reports published on MHL Online are considered as up to date as they could possibly be, so we can guarantee that the training your attendees will receive will be highly relevant and will include exceptional quality content.

Arrange your own bespoke legal training event

If you would like to arrange your own legal training event, we are happy to discuss your requirements. Contact George Lockley on 0113 2231400 or complete our contact form and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Organisations we have worked with:

Family & Child Care Law Training

  • CAFCASS – Family law and the overlap with Immigration Law both nationally and internationally
  • KYRA Women’s Project (York) – Presentation on father’s rights after separation and issues around domestic abuse
  • SafeLives formerly know as Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse (CAADA)

Mental Health Law Training

  • Derby City Council
  • Leeds Beckett University – Statutory Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Act training
  • Leeds City Council – Legal updates for AMHPs provided by the Mental Health Law and Court of Protection teams
  • Kirklees Council – Legal updates for Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) provided by the Mental Health Law and Court of Protection teams
  • North Yorkshire Social Services – Legal updates for AMHPs provided by the Mental Health Law and Court of Protection teams
  • Southern NHS TrustMental health and mental capacity training by the Mental Health Law and Court of Protection teams
  • South West Yorkshire Mental Health Services NHS Trust

Court of Protection Training

  • Advocacy Experience
  • Andrew Sims Centre, Leeds
  • Vale of York CCG
  • CCGs across West Yorkshire – The Mental Capacity Act – issues for GP practices
  • VoiceAbility

Housing Law Training

  • Horton Housing Association

Employment Law Training

  • Sky Bet – Equality and Diversity training provided by the Employment Law team

Immigration & Asylum Law Training

  • Kirklees Council – ‘Persons from Abroad’ training on Immigration & Asylum Law, Mental Health Law and Domestic Abuse & the Non-UK Resident Spouse

Training in other legal areas

  • Local Bar – Legal Aid and FDAC updates

What our clients have to say…

  • “I just wanted to extend our thanks for what was a fabulous session on equality and diversity. The presentation combined the right amount of law with how it operates in the workplace. I have received some excellent comments about it and how thought provoking it was.”

    HR Manager

  • “Just wanted to say that everyone who came back from both events was really positive about them. They go to a range of training and events but were really positive about yours.”

    Co-ordinator IMCA, IMHA & NHS Complaints Advocacy

  • “…thank you for the two sessions that you did for us on the BIA programme. I found them informative and stimulating and I’m sure the group found the same.”

    University Course Leader

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