Alison Kitchman

Family Law

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Alison Kitchman

Senior Solicitor

Alison qualified as a Solicitor in 1991. She is a member of Switalskis’ Family team.

Family Law

Switalskis Solicitors Ltd
In the DB Cargo Building
Lakeside Business Park
Carolina Way

Alison’s work spans various areas of family law including:

  • Financial dispute resolution
  • Private children matters
  • Divorce and separation

Her work regularly involves complex finances spanning businesses, inheritance, pensions and property portfolios.

Alison is a trained collaborative family lawyer. Collaborative is an interest based, non-court process, where progress is made in four-way meetings you, your ex and both of your collaborative trained lawyers - to reach amicable agreement reflecting each party’s priorities and interests avoiding hard positions. 


Alison is committed, caring and calm.  She brings practical solutions to often difficult, sensitive and complex issues arising on divorce and separation in a cost-effective way.


  • Re B v C (Surrogacy: Adoption) 2015 EWFC 17 Legal parentage and parental responsibility for biological child of father carried by the surrogate paternal grandmother who gave birth to his child
  • Previous member of Law Society Children Panel representing children and families in complex public childcare proceedings
  • Assessor in Children Accreditation 2012-2016
  • Assistant Coroner 2016-2021 

“Alison was extremely helpful and calming which allowed me to feel comfortable in her presence, Alison is a great listener and has never once rushed me away when I have had a rant to her about my emotions of the case. Alison’s advice to date and her predications have so far been 100% right and I can’t thank her enough. The rest of the team around Alison have also been extremely helpful whenever I have needed to deal with them. I would highly recommend.”

Family Law Client


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