By: 5 March 2024
Switalskis expands with two new appointments

Switalskis has strengthened its family law team with the appointment of a new solicitor and paralegal to its Wakefield and Huddersfield offices. This will allow the team to meet growing demand across West Yorkshire.


After qualifying as a family solicitor in 2023, Sumaiyah Mohammad has now joined Switalskis’ Wakefield team. Sumaiyah brings with her a wealth of experience after working as a family law paralegal for four years. Prior to that she graduated with a Masters of Law from the University of Manchester in 2018. Sumaiyah will represent clients in family law matters both in and out of court.

On joining the team Sumaiyah says: “I’ve been in family law for four years and have always found it incredibly rewarding. I’m looking forward to this next stage of my career.”

Taylor McDonald joins Switalskis Huddersfield team as a family paralegal, providing valuable support and assistance to its family solicitors. Taylor achieved a Masters of Law (exempting) from Northumbria University in 2023 and brings with her two years of paralegal experience. She says: “I am really excited to be part of the family team and learning a new area of law. This is a great opportunity for me to expand my skills.”

Clare Peckett, Switalskis director and head of family law in West Yorkshire says: “We have made these appointments in West Yorkshire so we can continue to meet the needs of our clients. Both Sumaiyah and Taylor bring enthusiasm and a desire to make their careers in the world of family law. We’re looking forward to seeing them make their mark on the industry.”

Switalskis family law team, which has a top tier Legal 500 ranking, comprises 13 family law professionals working out of offices in South and West Yorkshire.


Image: Sumaiyah Mohammad, Clare Peckett and Taylor McDonald from Switalskis.
Emma Cockings
Emma is the content editor for Yorkshire Legal News. Emma is an experienced writer with a background in client-centric personal injury law for a major firm. She has attended and reported on numerous high-profile legal events in Yorkshire.