Linsey McDonald, Associate & Chartered Legal Executive

Linsey is an experienced Family Law specialist, based at our Wakefield office. She specialises in divorce and financial settlements, particularly those involving domestic abuse or where there are children involved.

Tel: 01924 882000

Department:
Family Law

Address:
19 Cheapside, Wakefield, WF1 2SD

Email Address:
Linsey.McDonald@Switalskis.com

Profile

Linsey is a highly-experienced Family Law specialist focused on helping clients achieve favourable outcomes, even in complex divorces and disputes. In 2019, Linsey was named ‘Chartered Legal Executive of the Year’ at the Family Law Awards.

Experience

Linsey is a highly-experienced Family Law specialist focused on helping clients achieve favourable outcomes, even in complex divorces and disputes. In 2019, Linsey was named ‘Chartered Legal Executive of the Year’ at the Family Law Awards.

Linsey joined Switalskis in 2007, following the acquisition of her previous employers’ Legal Aid Family Law practice. She then became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2008. In 2018, Linsey became an Associate of Switalskis, following her successful completion of our in-house Associate Development Programme.

Testimonials for Linsey

"I am so grateful to Linsey for the work she has done for me in my family law court case. She has fought my corner, held my hand and generally been my rock during a very traumatic time. I achieved the outcome I wanted in my case with her help and have been so impressed with the service I have received. I am forever grateful for what you have done for me Linsey, I see you as a friend, not just my solicitor. I have recommended Linsey to several people and would not hesitate to recommend her again in the future. Thank you so much Linsey!"

K Hyde - Client

"We recently used Switalskis for our family matter. After speaking with Linsey McDonald we instantly felt at ease. During our case, Linsey was extremely professional and helpful. We had never been in a situation like this before, we felt confident with Linsey throughout the whole process. We would highly recommend Linsey and Switalskis and I would happily use them again."

G Clegg - Client

More about Linsey

Q: What is your role at Switalskis?
A: I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and an Associate working within the Family Law department at our head office in Wakefield. As a Family lawyer I provide advice and representation to people going through a relationship breakdown, particularly those affected by domestic violence.

Q: What do you like the most about your job?
A: Everything! Being able to help clients who are in difficult situations and don’t know where to turn can be extremely rewarding.

Q: What can clients expect from you?
A: They can expect a no nonsense approach to dealing with matters. I will always provide an honest opinion as to how a case is progressing so that they can have a realistic idea of what to expect.

Q: What is your specialist area of work?
A: I deal with many aspects of Family law. I specialise in cases involving children. I also have particular experience advising people who have suffered domestic violence. I also deal with divorce and settlement of financial matters arising out of relationship breakdown.

Q: How long have you worked in Family Law?
A: I have always wanted to work in Family Law from the time that I started my studies. I have worked within Family Law for over 15 years.

Q: Which of your achievements are you most proud of?
A: I am most proud of helping to raise over £100,000 for the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation and Children’s Heart Surgery Fund which has included taking part in extreme fund raising activities such as a 15,000 feet skydive.

Q: Do you have any hobbies?
A: I train with ex-military which I thoroughly enjoy and attend a local gym. It is hard work keeping fit but the sense of achievement is immense!

Q: Do you have any sporting interests? Which teams do you support?
A: My favourite sport is Rugby League. I have many friends involved in the sport professionally. My favourite team is Wakefield Trinity.

Q: Are you active in any organisations outside of work?
A: I have been involved in many fund raising activities over the last few years helping to raise vital funds for CLDF, CHSF and raising money to provide toys and equipment for poorly children on the Children’s Liver Ward at LGI. Such events have included the Skydive (which I can highly recommend for an adrenaline rush), walking the 3 peaks and 3 Charity Balls. All events have been hugely successful in raising awareness and much vital funds.

To speak to Linsey, or any of the Family Law team, contact us through the website, or call us on 0800 138 0458