Switalskis expertise gains national recognition

Switalskis expertise gains national recognition

The work of Yorkshire firm Switalskis Solicitors supporting victims of historic abuse and parents affected by infant deaths has been recognised with two prestigious wins at the 2021 Personal Injury Awards.

The firm’s child abuse compensation team was awarded Claimant Team of the Year and associate solicitor Natalie Cosgrove (pictured, middle) was named Clinical Negligence Lawyer of the Year at an awards ceremony in Leeds on 23 November.

The annual awards highlight and celebrate the achievements of people and organisations across the personal injury sector. In further recognition of Switalskis’s strength of offering in this area, the firm’s serious injury team was shortlisted in the Catastrophic Injury Team of the Year category. 

The Switalskis child abuse compensation team has helped many claimants receive justice and compensation for past abuse, most notably under the Lambeth Redress Scheme, where they have helped survivors recover more than £15 million collectively since the scheme began.   

The judges said: “Switalskis has a go-to team for child abuse cases. They are actively committed to making things better for their clients and continue to do exceptional work.”

Cosgrove has worked tirelessly for parents affected by birth injuries and infant deaths for a number of years and this year has attracted the attention of mainstream national media, including Channel 4 News and The Independent, raising awareness of failings in maternity services in several NHS Trusts across the country and encouraging other parents affected to get the support they need.

Speaking about Cosgrove’s accolade, judges in the highly competitive Clinical Negligence Lawyer of the Year category said that she is “excellent, an absolute star.”

Switalskis managing director John Durkan commented: “I’m absolutely thrilled with the deserved recognition given to our teams at the Personal Injury Awards. This is not only testament to the hard work and dedication of these incredible people, but also a celebration of the work Switalskis carries out on a day-to-day basis across many of its practice areas helping the most vulnerable in society.”

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