Jane Aldred

Child Care

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Jane Aldred


Jane has worked in the legal sector for 31 years.  She is a Solicitor in our Child Care department.

Child Care

Switalskis Solicitors Ltd
Suite 1A, 18 Back Swinegate

Jane holds Higher Rights of Audience.  She specialises in :

  • Public and Private Law Children Proceedings
  • Representing parents and children in proceedings brought by social care services, including care proceedings, Wardship, adoption and Education supervision orders
  • Separate representation of children in care and private law proceedings
  • Representing on DOLS applications for children and young people
  • Provision of advocacy in all related proceedings before Magistrates, District, Circuit and High Court Judges

Jane has been a member of the Law Society Children Panel since 1996. She is a also a member of the following organisations:

  • Sport Resolutions National Safeguarding Panel
  • Football Association Safeguarding Panel
  • England Boxing Sub-committee for Governance and Safeguarding
  • International Rugby League Misconduct Committee


Jane is highly experienced in dealing with a variety of clients and can adapt her approach accordingly. She is frequently asked to separately represent vulnerable young people in proceedings by external colleagues due to her ability to engage with these clients. It is important to Jane to ensure that a client’s voice is heard and that any court proceedings progress fairly. Jane has over 30 years of advocacy experience and is able to advocate strongly on behalf of any client. She provides a quality service to all clients, including parents, young people and professionals.


  • Represented in numerous complex non -accidental injury cases
  • Represented in DOLS cases which proceeded before the High Court
  • Represented as Solicitor for the Child in numerous 16[4] high conflict case


Yorkshire Legal Awards 2023 Winners of Law Firm of the Year Large
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