Family law experts join Switalskis

Switalskis Solicitors has made senior appointments to its family law team as part of plans to broaden the firm’s services in South Yorkshire.

Alison Kitchman and Toby Netting have joined Switalskis, bringing more than 50 years of experience to the firm.

Netting joins as head of family law in Sheffield. He previously held the same role at Banner Jones Solicitors, and led the private client department at Watson Esam Solicitors in Sheffield.

A family lawyer, trained mediator and collaborative lawyer with more than 20 years of experience, Netting can give clients alternative approaches to resolving disputes following separation. He is also a Resolution-accredited specialist in relation to complex financial and property matters.

Kitchman will initially cover family law across the breadth of South Yorkshire and in due course specifically provide those services out of Doncaster.

She is a trained collaborative family lawyer with 28 years of experience, specialising in divorce, financial matters and children.

Kitchman has also held an assessor’s role in children accreditation for the Law Society, chaired South Yorkshire Resolution, and is currently a coroner’s assistant for South Yorkshire (East).

At Switalskis, Kitchman and Netting will help separating couples deal with all of the practical and legal issues surrounding their decision to live apart. This includes assistance with legally ending a marriage or civil partnership, issues surrounding property, finance, and the care of any children.

Clare Peckett, director and solicitor in the Switalskis family law department, said: “Toby and Alison are both extremely well-regarded in the industry and by clients, and both have an exceptional technical knowledge in family law.”

“Toby takes a calm and constructive approach, with the ability to take the heat out of a situation and a clear, objective opinion on the best route to take. Alison is compassionate, caring and down to earth, and always has clients’ best interests and well-being at heart. We are delighted to welcome them both to our family team.”

Pictured: Alison Kitchman and Toby Netting