By: 15 April 2024
Switalskis welcomes Lesley Graves to board of directors

Switalskis has promoted personal injury and clinical negligence lawyer and risk management strategist, Lesley Graves, to director.

Switalskis’ newest director has over 32 years’ experience within the claimant clinical negligence and personal injury sector. Before joining Switalskis in 2018, Lesley was a Legal 500 rated partner and head of catastrophic injury in three leading claimant law firms. She also set up a consulting law firm advising banks, accountants and law firms on risk management strategy.

Lesley is focused on securing justice and rehabilitation for Switalskis’ clients. Strategy and risk management also underpin her work, having placed more focus on risk management since joining Switalskis. She now leads the claimant departments’ strategy and professional support team to help adapt to the significant pressures on work in clinical negligence, personal injury and child abuse.

Lesley commented: “Since joining Switalskis I’ve committed to understand and manage risks, unlocking opportunities for new ways of working. I have also made strategic improvements to increase performance and build on our team’s achievements. I’m privileged to support my fellow directors who head up teams in clinical negligence, personal injury and child abuse. I’m always learning and always looking to improve the outcomes for our clients and their families and supporting my colleagues whilst doing so.”

John Durkan, Switalskis’ managing director says: “Bringing Lesley onboard in 2018 was part of our growth strategy, to keep ahead in this fast-paced area of law. Having worked in a consulting role with law firms as clients, Lesley has seen what makes a business thrive and fail and having that insight is a rare commodity. Her dual expertise as a former partner and specialist advisor to the claimant legal and banking sector fits well with our vision for the future. I’m therefore sure Lesley will be an excellent addition to our board of directors and will play an active role in our continuing success.”


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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.