Steve Dibb, Director & Solicitor Advocate

Steve is a specialist in Child Care Law and a Director of Switalskis. He is based at our Pontefract office.

Tel: 01924 882000

Department:
Child Care Law

Address:
49 Ropergate, Pontefract WF8 1JZ

Profile

Steve has specialised in Child Care Law for most of his legal career – initially as a Legal Executive and later as a solicitor. He is a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel and represents children, children’s guardians, parents and family members in the family proceedings court, county court and high court, undertaking his own advocacy.

As a Solicitor Advocate he can represent clients before courts at all levels.

Experience

Steve has specialised in Child Care Law for most of his legal career – initially as a Legal Executive and later as a solicitor. He is a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel and represents children, children’s guardians, parents and family members in the family proceedings court, county court and high court, undertaking his own advocacy.

As a Solicitor Advocate he can represent clients before courts at all levels.

Steve joined Switalskis in November 2009, was promoted to the board in April 2012 and gained Higher Rights of Audience in the civil courts in November 2012. Prior to joining Switalskis, he advised public bodies on child protection matters, law and policy in a number of different areas of the Country.

More about Steve

Children Law Accredited Solicitor

Q: How long have you been involved in Child Care Law?
A: 25 years. I was drawn into Child Care Law as a trainee and found an aptitude and calling for it which has always remained with me. I enjoy being able to help children and families at their lowest ebb and try to make some positive difference in their lives.

Q: What do you love about your job?
A: Every aspect of it. The daily (and regularly unpredictable) challenges.

Q: What can clients expect from you?
A: Plain and clear legal advice and robust advocacy.

Q: What did you want to do when you were a child?
A: I wanted to be a pilot.

Q: What are your interests outside of work?
A: I enjoy running and have an interest in cars and current affairs. Love reading when I get the chance. I’m also interested in many sports and am a lifelong fan of Leeds United.

I have also been lucky enough to travel extensively but I (and my family) have a true love for the North Yorkshire Moors and Coast.

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