Abigail Wright

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Abigail Wright


Abigail is a Paralegal in our Court of Protection Health and Welfare team.

Court of Protection

Switalskis Solicitors Ltd
Suite 1A, 18 Back Swinegate

Abigail is a paralegal in the Court of Protection health and welfare department, based in York She assists on matters relating to section 21a under the Mental Capacity Act and section 15/16 under the Mental Health Act.

Abigail's role is multifaceted, ensuring smooth case management by organising case files and maintaining precise records of client information and proceedings. As a reliable point of contact, she communicates with clients and litigation friends, providing timely updates, gathering essential information, and addressing any concerns or queries they may have.

With a keen eye for detail, Abigail conducts thorough legal research, delving into relevant statutes, case law, and regulations to bolster her clients' cases. She also lends her expertise to drafting essential legal documents, including court forms, witness statements, and correspondence, ensuring accuracy and compliance with legal standards.

In preparation for court hearings, Abigail proves invaluable support, assisting solicitors in organising evidence, drafting court bundles, and liaising with barristers and other professionals involved in the case. Her commitment to client advocacy shines through as she supports clients throughout the legal process, explaining procedures and ensuring their interests are effectively represented.

Collaboration is key as Abigail works closely with social workers, medical professionals, and financial experts to gather crucial information and provide comprehensive support to clients facing complex legal challenges.

Experience the difference of having a skilled Court of Protection paralegal like Abigail on your side. Contact the team today to discuss your legal needs and benefit from her expertise in mental capacity and health law.


Abigail is passionate about the Mental Capacity Act and the rights of those deprived of their liberty. Having previously been an advocate for many years, Abigail brings her experience of working with people with into her paralegal role.


Abigail has an extensive background in advocacy prior to joining Switalskis including:

  • Being a qualified Independent Mental Capacity (IMCA) and Mental Health Advocate (IMHA)
  • A Relevant Persons Representative (RPR) for the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
  • Extensive experience with NHS complaints advocacy


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