Kate Gelder

Medical Negligence

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Kate Gelder

Associate Solicitor

Kate has worked in the legal sector for over 16 years. She is an Associate Solicitor in the Medical Negligence team.

Medical Negligence

Switalskis Solicitors Ltd
In the DB Cargo Building
Lakeside Business Park
Carolina Way

Kate has vast experience in running medical negligence claims gained through undertaking a wide variety of cases including:

  • Birth injury cases
  • Orthopaedic and joint replacement cases
  • Amputation cases
  • Spinal injury cases
  • Delay in diagnosis cases
  • Surgical error cases
  • Fatal accident claims

Kate qualified as a solicitor in February 2008 and joined Switalskis in November 2016.  Since qualifying as a solicitor Kate has worked solely for clients impacted by substandard medical care.

Kate is also responsible for assisting and training junior members of the team in their professional development.


Kate is empathetic, passionate and dedicated to ensuring that she secures the best possible outcome for all of her clients.   She takes the time needed to ensure that her clients fully understand the legal process and the evidence secured in their cases. Kate supports her clients throughout their claims and endeavours to secure a better future for them.


  • £1 million settlement secured for a delay in diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis.
  • £250,000 settlement following a fall in hospital which led to a subdural haematoma which eventually led to the Claimant’s premature passing.
  • £350,000 secured for a mis-prescription of steroids leading to avascular necrosis of the hips.
  • £500,00 settlement secured for a failure to reduce an ankle fracture to an acceptable standard leading to long term ankle problems.

“I could not be more satisfied with the service, help and advice given. Absolutely fantastic."

Medical Negligence Client


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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