Switalskis Set for Expansion with Yorkshire Bank Backing

Switalskis Solicitors a law firm founded in Wakefield with offices across Yorkshire is seeking to expand with the possibility of acquisitions with the support of Yorkshire Bank.

The solicitors which specialises in child care and criminal law now employs over 220 staff with a £10m turnover having experienced a 15-20% income growth over the past three years.

Previous acquisitions have included the firms, Parker Bird Gardner Solicitors, Green Williamson Solicitors and Burridge Bloss in York. These acquisitions have helped Switalskis in diversifying and increasing their number of practice areas, especially important following changes to the legal aid system. They now include conveyancing, clinicial negligence, probate and support for victims of abuse to their expanded portfolio.

John Durkan, managing director of Switalskis, said:

“In recent years we have looked to grow organically by investing in our expertise and people, but also through acquisition to complement our existing specialities,” said Durkan.

“These have proved to be successful strategies for Switalskis and, with this new financial support from Yorkshire Bank, are set to continue.”

David Maybury, head of Yorkshire Bank’s Business and Private Banking Centre in Leeds, added:

“Switalskis’ breadth and depth of expertise has gained it an unrivalled reputation in a number of areas and we are looking forward to working with the management team to develop their services.”