David heads up Switalskis' child abuse compensation claims team. He’s committed to improving the rights of survivors of child abuse and to changing child protection laws for the better.
David has helped literally thousands of abuse survivors pursue compensation claims and has advised many more on the best way to achieve justice. He advises on every stage of the process.
David has an interest and good knowledge of claims against church organisations, councils, exploitation cases and against abusers direct. He’s worked on various campaigns to improve the rights of survivors of child abuse such as avoiding fixed legal costs and retaining legal aid in these cases. David does his best to influence government to implement recommendations of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA).
David is involved with a number of organisations aligned to his specialist child abuse compensation work including:
- Executive member of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers (ACAL)
- Executive member of the support group Ministry and Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors (MACSAS)
- Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)