Delyth Jones

Medical Negligence

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Delyth Jones

Consultant Solicitor

Delyth has worked in the legal sector for 35 years.  She’s a specialist in Medical Negligence law.

Medical Negligence

Switalskis Solicitors Ltd
Unit 8B, Redbrook Business Park
Wilthorpe Road Barnsley
S75 1JN

Delyth has a background in dealing with:

  • Multi-party litigation
  • Judicial inquiry and helping set up government compensation scheme
  • Inquests
  • Consumer Protection Act (e.g. infected blood; a ‘snapped’ suture)
  • Court of Protection health and welfare work

She is a specialist in medical negligence.  Most of her current cases are for children with birth or injuries - although, she does regularly act for:

  • Patients in the Court of Protection
  • Psychiatrically injured clients
  • Bereaved families
  • Injured individuals

 Delyth is particularly interested in consent and capacity.


A young Delyth came into the law to help people. She is diligent, hard-working, and compassionate. She takes a serious, thoughtful, approach to try and make the law work for her clients and fights tenaciously for them. 

Delyth is also extremely approachable, and her Welsh roots give her a great sense of fair play.

She has worked almost exclusively for injured people and their families since qualifying as a solicitor in 1990.


Delyth is a member of the Legal Aid Steering Committee for the Human Growth Hormone (Hgh) / CJD Litigation (first successful multi-party litigation of its kind); which ran majority of lead psychiatric injury claims and ‘worried well’ cases.

She is part of the team at the BSE Inquiry for the families; she helped negotiate the vCJD Scheme (most generous government scheme at the time) and ran many families’ claims.

Previous cases have included: 

  • Raphael v the Norfolk Suffolk & Cambridge 2006 – Community Care law and indexation issues (thought to be largest singleton award made at the time, over £8.2 million lump sum equivalent).
  • Failure to consent over risk of uterine rupture – judgment entered on a 70% basis (£6.3 million on full lump sum equivalent, 2009.)
  • U (through Official Solicitor) – cerebral palsy caused by untreated neonatal herpes -  disabled young adult in very vulnerable home situation but mother remained key witness; settled just before trial for just over £1 million; anonymity order needed.

“One of the most sympathetic and empathetic solicitors I work with.”

Medical Negligence Barrister


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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