Allan Layfield

Family Law

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Allan Layfield

Director and Solicitor

Allan has worked in the legal sector for 18 years.  He’s a Director and Joint Head of Switalskis’ Family department.

Family Law

Switalskis Solicitors Ltd
5-7 Ramsden Street

Allan’s work spans all aspects of family law with primary focus on:

  • Ancillary relief
  • Financial dispute resolution
  • Divorce and separation
  • Children matters.

Allan has a particular specialism in complex divorce matters including family-owned businesses, trusts, inherited wealth, and pensions.

He also has expertise in complicated children matters, including parental alienation and inextricable hostility.

Allan is a member of Resolution, a community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way.


Allan is diligent, supportive and hard-working.  He is keen to get the best possible outcome for every client. He has built up a wealth of experience in complex financial and children matters arising out divorce and separation.

Allan provided legal advice and support to me with an extremely difficult divorce and complex contentious children matters where there was a long history of disputed domestic abuse and violence initiated by the other party towards myself. Allan was pragmatic in his approach and ensured that his actions in this matter proactively aligned to the outcomes that I was seeking. Having gone through two firm's already Allan was my 3rd - and I would say I was 3rd time lucky. I would be happy to recommend Allan to my friends or colleagues as he works in the clients' best interests to help them achieve the most favourable outcome. Thanks Allan!’"

Family Law Client


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