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Switalskis appoint new director and chair

The Switalskis group has appointed Tim Halstead to director and chair of the management board.

Tim originally joined Switalskis as chief operating officer in September 2020, working alongside managing director, John Durkan to support the firm’s expansion plans.

Tim has already played a pivotal role in the firm’s rapid expansion, being involved in bringing Atherton Godfrey into the group, along with York based medical negligence specialists, Pryers Solicitors earlier this year.

More recently, the firm has welcomed former Keebles Sheffield based family and child-care team and expects to make further announcements in the coming year.

Tim is able to draw on his extensive legal experience, having spent 26 years as managing partner at Shulmans LLP where he helped grow the firm to a business with an £18m annual turnover.

Commenting on the move, Tim said: “It was Switalskis culture and approach that attracted me to the firm, which puts people and clients ahead of everything else.

“It has given me a strong platform on which to build and help to put structures in place to accommodate the rapid growth we have seen over the last year.”

In his new role, Tim will lead the 7-strong management team in their continued growth strategy.

John added: “Tim has added immense value to the business over the last 12 months. His knowledge and industry experience will continue to support our strategic direction and help us capitalise on future opportunities.”



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