David Thomas and Joanna Ziobro from Switalskis' London office.
(L - R): David Thomas and Joanna Ziobro from Switalskis' London office.

Law firm’s London office expands clinical negligence team with new appointment

Law firm Switalskis has appointed Joanna Ziobro as a clinical negligence paralegal in its London office. Joanna qualified as a lawyer in Poland in 2016 and is currently working towards her legal qualification in England and Wales.

She brings seven years of clinical negligence experience working for national law firms to her role. She’ll provide support for clients whose first language is Polish on cases including missed or wrongful diagnosis, fatal claims including stillbirths and neonatal deaths and more.

Switalskis’ London office opened in August 2022 and is led by David Thomas and complemented by solicitors Clare Gooch and Chantelle Cooper.

Joanna worked with Switalskis director David Thomas for a previous employer. There she helped manage the Polish clinical negligence department while assisting on maximum severity complex claims.

Joanna commented: “I enjoy working on clinical negligence cases when making even a small difference can help clients through the most difficult time in their life. It’s especially rewarding when we help those who, due to a language barrier, feel intimidated when making a complaint or bringing a claim.

“I’m looking forward to working again with David. He’s an excellent lawyer and it’s a pleasure working with him on cases. It’s exciting to be a part of this growing team in London and I’m looking forward to contributing to our success.”

David Thomas added: “We are thrilled to welcome Joanna to our London office. She’s passionate about advocating the rights of those who have suffered due to clinical negligence. Joanna will be instrumental in the development of our new clinical negligence offering for Polish speaking clients.

“She champions their voices, offering assistance tailored to their needs and ensuring they receive the attention they deserve throughout their proceedings. We look forward to the positive impact she will undoubtedly bring to our clinical negligence team and the clients we work with.”

Switalskis’ growing clinical negligence team includes 86 people who are based in offices in London and across Yorkshire.

By Matthew Neville – Senior Correspondent, Bdaily

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