Record Number Of Promotions At Switalskis Group

The Switalskis group has promoted 25 employees to associate and senior associate positions in its largest ever cohort of promotions.

The promotions span the group, including people from the integrated Atherton Godfrey and Pryers Solicitors businesses, which were acquired by Switalskis in 2021. Twenty people have been promoted to associate solicitor, with five new senior associate appointments and director positions to be announced in the near future.

The growing law firm employs over 400 people working from offices in Yorkshire and London. The promotions include people working across the majority of departments including: conveyancing; mental health; clinical negligence; personal injury; commercial property; care; wills and probate; brain and spinal injury; family and child care; and Court of Protection.

The new senior associates are Ewan Bain, Georgina Peckett, Laura Taylor, Leesa Hullah and Tamlin Bolton. The newly promoted associates are Achita Singh, Becky Whitfield, Bianca Gaspar, Briony Ely, Charlotte Bettney, Christine Griffiths, Daniel Turner, Heather Smith, Jenny Di Sora, Kate Gelder, Katrina Elsey, Kristi Bateman, Laura Cates, Linda Smith, Mel Kelly, Ryan Dhinsa, Sarah Wildey, Sharon Woodward, Stephanie Turner and Stephen Bradley-Watson.

Switalskis’ Career Development Programme is designed to help colleagues take the next steps in their careers to become an associate, senior associate or director. The programme was created to bring clarity and transparency to the promotion process and to provide a valuable structure for career development.

Ruth Coneron, who chairs Switalskis’ Career Development Programme, says, “We are a people business and take pride in providing our staff with the opportunities to progress and to fulfil their career ambitions. That so many of our valued employees are progressing their careers with us is a good indication that our career progression paths are working well for our business.”

Says John Durkan, Switalskis group MD, “I’m delighted to see so many staff achieve associate and senior associate status, as these promotions will further bolster growth across the business as we continue to support the development of our people across the firm.”