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Switalskis Solicitors


Yorkshire and the Humber: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general
Crime: general - ranked: tier 2

Switalskis Solicitors

The criminal defence team at Switalskis Solicitors  has particular experience in representing vulnerable individuals, including those with mental health problems and young people. The department, led by Wakefield-based Rob Casey and Michael Devlin in Leeds, has expertise acting in abuse cases and those concerning mental capacity law. The team defended a client accused of rape, sexual assault and misuse of the police national computer, who was acquitted of all contested charges. The practice was also instructed in a conspiracy to supply class A drugs case, with Jim Littlehales, through mitigation, securing the client a sentence falling significantly below the suggested guidelines.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant
Clinical negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 2

Switalskis Solicitors

Switalskis Solicitors' 'really strong team' combines 'excellent technical and client skills' with 'a passion for justice'. Considered 'one of the biggest hitters in the area' the significant team is spread across two offices, with Suzanne Munroe heading the practice in Huddersfield, and the 'technically excellent' +Janet Baker heading the team in Sheffield. The 'hugely experienced and highly competent' Munroe 'goes the extra mile for her clients' and has particular experience handling cases concerning cerebral palsy, brain injury, birth injury, chronic pain. Baker also deals with complex matters with 'attention to detail and a cool, calm and collected approach'. The 'thorough and dedicated' team acted in relation a fatal claim which involved complex consideration of cross-border elements due to dependents of the deceased residing in Russia. In another matter, Sarah Tipton led a team in a claim for brain injury matter successfully achieving significantly high value compensation. 

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Personal injury: claimant
Personal injury: claimant - ranked: tier 3

Switalskis Solicitors

The personal injury practice at Switalskis Solicitors is based across the firm's Wakefield and Doncaster offices and specialises in child abuse claims and serious injuries respectively. David Greenwood heads the child abuse claims team, which includes Rob Casey. The practice has successfully represented clients nationally against both public and private institutions and individuals . In South Yorkshire, Mark Hollinghurst leads the department's brain and serious injury practice and is supported by three litigation executives.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Private client

Family: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
Family: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 4

Switalskis Solicitors

The substantial family and child care team at Switalskis Solicitors has several offices throughout West Yorkshire and frequently handles complex and sensitive child law matters. Razia Jogi, based in the Bradford office, has particular expertise handling domestic violence and private law children matters and  jointly heads the family team alongside Wakefield-based Clare Peckett. Peckett specialises in financial matters, cohabitation and pre-marriage advice. The team also includes a child care focused team which frequently acts for individuals in public law children, adoption act, and care proceedings. The group has advised on matters involving aspects of immigration law, representing clients in proceedings involving children where parents and/or other family members are abroad.

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Yorkshire and the Humber

Offices in Huddersfield, Wakefield, Leeds, Bradford, York, and Sheffield

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