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Jennifer Heckingbottom, Director & Solicitor

Jennifer Heckingbottom is an Associate Solicitor in our Child Care Law team. She is based at our Sheffield office.

Tel: 0114 349 2300

Department:
Child Care Law

Address:
24-26 Paradise Square, Sheffield S1 2DE

Profile

Jennifer is an experienced Child Care Law solicitor and a director of Switalskis. She specialises in Public Law children matters, providing advice and representation to the parents, other relatives and carers of children who are the subject of care proceedings. Jennifer is a member of the Law Society’s Children Law panel.

Experience

Jennifer is an experienced Child Care Law solicitor and a director of Switalskis. She specialises in Public Law children matters, providing advice and representation to the parents, other relatives and carers of children who are the subject of care proceedings. Jennifer is a member of the Law Society’s Children Law panel.

Jennifer joined Switalskis in 2007 – initially as a paralegal in our Criminal Law department. She later completed her training contract with the firm, qualifying as a solicitor in 2012 and specialising in Child Care Law. In 2018 Jennifer became an associate, after completing our externally-accredited Associate Development Programme. In recognition of her continued contribution to the firm’s growth, Jennifer was appointed as a director in October 2021.

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More about Jennifer

Children Law Accredited SolicitorWe asked Jennifer:

Q: What do you do in your role at Switalskis?
A: I am a Solicitor in the Child Care Law team, assisting families where children may be at risk of being taken into care.

Q: How long have you worked in your specialism?
A: I have worked in Family and Child Care law for over 5 years. I have worked in the legal profession for more than 10 years, joining Switalskis as a Paralegal in the Criminal Law department in September 2007 and qualifying as a Solicitor in early 2012.

Q: What do you love about your job?
Being able to help families that need support. I try to provide them with honest advice in a way that they don’t feel judged or ignored. I enjoy working with vulnerable young parents who may require extra support before and during any court proceedings.   I also enjoy working within the specialist area of Adoption Law.

Q: What are your interests outside work?
A: Competing with my horse in cross country events. I also enjoy watching my eldest son play football in his Sunday League and entertaining with family and friends. I am involved in various after school clubs with my children as well as clubs with my horse, including my local Riding Association where we hold events to raise money for local charities.

To speak to Jennifer or any member of the Child Care Law team, contact us through the website or call us on 0800 138 0458