Callum Palmer

Medical Negligence

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Callum Palmer


Callum qualified as a solicitor in 2000 and has practiced solely in medical negligence for the past 15 years.

Medical Negligence

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

Callum is a highly experienced clinical negligence expert.  He qualified as a solicitor in 2000 and since 2008 has specialised solely in complex, high value clinical negligence claims. 

During his career, Callum has worked for a number of leading law firms dealing with an extensive variety of clinical negligence compensation claims often involving injuries of the utmost severity and complex legal issues.

Callum’s experience covers all key medical and surgical disciplines.  His clients appreciate his approachable nature and pragmatic mindset.


Callum brings together experience gained acting for a significant variety of different clients to help people with an extensive range of clinical negligence claims across a range of medical disciplines. 

He prides himself on helping clients through their claim with compassion and support.  His advice is clear, straightforward and practical.

Callum deals with a range of complex medical issues and technical legal hurdles on his cases and always takes a pragmatic and problem-solving approach to them. He builds relationships with clients, medical experts, barristers, witnesses and opponents to help achieve the best possible outcome to a case.


Callum’s broad expertise includes cases involving, for example:

  • acquired brain injury arising from delayed recognition of Herpex Simplex Encephalitis
  • brain injury caused by an infection introduced by negligent ENT surgery
  • delayed diagnosis of splenic injury
  • above knee amputation following a total knee replacement where a diagnosis of a post-surgery vascular compromise was delayed
  • spinal cord injury arising from delayed diagnosis of epidural abscess (involving hospital and GP defendants


Yorkshire Legal Awards 2023 Winners of Law Firm of the Year LargeYorkshire Legal Awards finalist Personal Injury and Clinical Neglgience 2023
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