Lisa Swales

Medical Negligence

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Lisa Swales

Director and Solicitor

Lisa has worked in the legal sector for 20 years. She is a Solicitor and Director in our Medical Negligence team specialising in birth injury claims.

Medical Negligence

Switalskis Solicitors Ltd
Suite 1A, 18 Back Swinegate

Lisa is experienced in all areas of medical negligence work and in more recent years has focused on all aspects of birth injury claims including:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb's palsy
  • Injuries to mothers during childbirth
  • Still birth and neonatal death

She also work on cases such as stroke and amputation, often for adults who lack capacity and require a litigation friend, to assist them in the litigation process.

Lisa is a member of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors.


Lisa provides a personable approach to analysing complicated cases giving clear advice and handling cases with focus on achieving the end goal for the client.


  • Maximum severity cerebal palsy case settling at over £15 million
  • Recent Erbs palsy settlement £1.2 million
  • Leads the firm's York team for still birth and neonatal death cases, recent admission of liability for still birth claim in Leicester.

"Lisa worked on the clinical negligence case for my son for over 13 years. Her expertise and dedication to the case combined with her knowledge was exceptional. She was personable and approachable, and ensured that she was always acting in the best interest of my son. The case was difficult and heart wrenching at times, Lisa was always there to support and advise accordingly. As a mum that was invaluable."

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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