At Switalskis, we’re dedicated to expanding our team by welcoming seasoned professionals who are eager to contribute their expertise in a collaborative setting. We understand the invaluable role experienced individuals play in enriching our service delivery, enhancing our client satisfaction, and fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement within our firm.
Our doors are open to both solicitors and non-solicitors who are keen on advancing their careers while making a significant impact in the legal sector. By joining Switalskis, you’ll step into a community that values your experience, supports your professional growth, and provides an environment for you to excel in your chosen field.
Explore the various career opportunities available for experienced hires and take the next step in your legal career with Switalskis.
Joining Switalskis as a solicitor means becoming part of a team dedicated to upholding justice, solving legal issues and providing top-tier legal services. We offer roles across various legal disciplines where your experience and knowledge will be instrumental in delivering solutions to our clients.
Our non-solicitor roles play a crucial part in making sure the firm operates smoothly. From legal secretaries, paralegals and administrative staff to marketing and IT professionals, your skills will support our legal teams and deliver exceptional service to our clients.
Choosing Switalskis for the next step in your career is choosing a firm that not only recognises your expertise but is committed to fostering an environment for your personal growth. We have a well-established and strong reputation in the legal sector. Our efforts have been recognised as we were named in the top 50 fastest growing companies in Yorkshire in TheBusinessDesk.com’s Yorkshire Growth Index 2023 and we won ‘Large Firm of the Year’ at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2023.
Your growth is important to us. Switalskis provides opportunities for professional development, to help you to further hone your skills and advance in your career. Our firm spans a wide range of legal disciplines, providing a rich environment for you to explore, learn and specialise in your field of interest.
We believe in teamwork and mutual support. Our collaborative culture encourages knowledge-sharing, mentorship and collective problem-solving. You can also engage in meaningful community initiatives as part of a firm that values giving back to society.
Switalskis is not just a place to work; it’s a platform for you to excel, make a difference, and enjoy a fulfilling and progressive career in a respectful and supportive environment. Explore our opportunities for experienced hires and become a part of a firm that’s as invested in your success as you are.
Find out what our employees have to say about their experience at Switalskis:
I enjoy hybrid working. When I am in the office, I use this as time to speak with colleagues about their thoughts on cases and anything relevant within the news for example, a judgment. When I am at home, I use this time to complete detailed pieces of work without the distraction of the office. I’m also able to get out on a lunch time to walk my Sproodle!
I’ve always known I wanted to help people but ruled out several professions before deciding on law. The first seat of my training contract was in commercial property, working between the Leeds and Knaresborough offices. I found the work very interesting especially drafting documents. I recently moved to the clinical negligence team, for my second seat, which I am finding both stimulating and challenging. Since joining, my integration into Switalskis has been seamless as everyone has been very welcoming and inviting. I think it helped that I often brought in brownies and cakes that I’d baked!
In 2012 I joined the Costs Team and in 2014 started studying the ACL Costs Lawyer course. I qualified as a Costs Lawyer in August 2017 and in 2023 I was promoted to Associate Costs Lawyer. I've not worked anywhere prior to Atherton Godfrey who integrated with Switalskis in December 2022, my entire career since the 90s has been at the same firm.
I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do when I left school. I thought I wanted to be a hairdresser, and this is what I ended up doing, but if I’m honest I never really felt like it was for me. I worked hard and achieved my qualifications but never felt content. However, I always had an interest in the legal profession due to personal circumstances and I enrolled on an access course when I was 26 and here, I am!
I start my day by responding to any emails. I then check my task list and I complete any urgent tasks first. I complete records reviews, draft letters of instruction to experts and review expert reports. I also have cases that are in litigation where deadlines need to be adhered to and documents must be served. I also liaise with clients on a daily basis providing updates and taking instructions.
There’s not a typical day in the Court of Protection, and that’s what I love most about it. Each client is so different and so we need to be able to take each client as they come to try and work out what will be best for them and how best to achieve it. I love travelling and meeting the clients but there is also lot of time in the office - preparing advice, drafting documents, and attending court, as many of our hearings are still being heard remotely.