John Durkan, Managing Director

John is Managing Director of Switalskis and is a fully-qualified accountant. He is based at our Head Office in Wakefield and works closely with all of our offices and specialist teams to plan the future growth of the business.

Tel: 01924 882000

Department:
Management Team

Address:
19 Cheapside, Wakefield, WF1 2SD

Profile

Unusually for a Managing Director in a legal firm, John is a Chartered Accountant by profession. As Managing Director he works alongside the other directors to plan the future growth of the business and naturally keeps a close eye on the company’s financial performance.

Experience

Profile

Unusually for a Managing Director in a legal firm, John is a Chartered Accountant by profession. As Managing Director he works alongside the other directors to plan the future growth of the business and naturally keeps a close eye on the company’s financial performance.

Experience

Prior to joining Switalskis in 2001, John specialised in advising law firms on meeting the many requirements placed upon them by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. He then joined Switalskis in 2001, and guided the firm through several mergers, and the addition of new office locations and specialist legal departments. In 2018 the firm reached a record £15m in revenues.

More about John

John was among the first non-lawyers in the UK to be named as a director of a law firm. He became Managing Director in 2009, following changes to SRA regulations. Prior to those changes, only qualified lawyers could be made a director of a law firm.