CALL US:

0800 0351 999

0239 2483 322

Compass House,
57 Meridian Centre,
North Street,
Havant,
PO9 1UW

e-mail: mail@swainandco.com
Expert Services
Expert Services
A quality personalised service from a law firm based in Portsmouth/Havant, Southampton and Liverpool. We can help you. We will provide free first advice. Our lawyers are specialists in their areas of work.
Our Team
Our Team
We have specialist lawyers, many of whom are recognised as leaders in their respective fields and also share our unique focus on quality service and putting our clients first. Click here to find out more about our legal experts.
Fees & Figures
Fees & Figures
We provide a number of payment options: No Win No Fee, Legal Aid, Monthly payments, Fixed fee payment and other options. Here you can learn more about our payment options.

News

Boob job concerns

Swain & Co welcomes withdrawal of ‘lunchtime boob job’ jab Macrolane is injectable filler used for body contouring and the ‘lunchtime boob jobs’. It enhances the breast size without the requirement for implants and was believed to be less invasive. It is now to be discontinued for these uses. Swain & Co. back this move…
Read more

Cuts to legal aid – no funding for divorce

On average, it takes 6 years to qualify as a Solicitor. Three years at University to get a law degree, one year at law college and then two years training on the job. Then you can qualify. Even when newly qualified, not all Solicitors will go to Court straight away and start representing people as…
Read more

Innocent parents are reunited with their child

A High Court judge has lifted restrictions preventing Chana al-Alas and Rohan Wray speaking publically about their battle in the family courts to win their daughter back after cleared of murdering their son. They had been wrongly accused of causing their child non-accidental injuries, i.e. child abuse. Jayden was 4 months old when he died,…
Read more

Type 2 diabetes and obesity risk for shift workers

New results from the Science Translational Medicine has indicated that shift workers are placing themselves at increasing risks of developing type 2 diabetes and obesity.  Misplaced sleeping patterns, or not sleeping at all were monitored by 21 people who participated in the study in the United States of America. The controlled experiments initially looked at…
Read more

Police using interview loophole

Police officers using loophole in the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) to interview suspects at home without legal representation, have caused concerns. The Law Society has rasied these concerns with the Home Office. Section 58 of the Act specifically provides that a person ‘held in custody at a police station’ is entitled to…
Read more

Frustrations mount over European Court of Human Rights

With the conference underway for reforms to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to be agreed, and the high profile case of Abu Qatada, frustrations are running high which threaten to cloud the role and limit the effectiveness of the Court. Speaking on the eve of the conference, the president of the ECHR (Sir…
Read more

Jack Straw being sued for part in illegal rendition

Abdel Hakim Belhadj, a Libyan military commander, is taken legal action against former foreign secretary, Jack Straw. Legal papers have been served on the Labour MP following reports that he had personally permitted the illegal rendition of Belhadj, signing the documents that allowed him to be sent back to his homeland in 2004. Belhadj claims…
Read more

Report shows hospitals overcharging for short-stay patients

A watchdog said that money is being wasted by hospitals in England as they are wrongly overcharging the health service for treating short-stay patients. Graeme Swain, a specialist medical negligence solicitor at Swain & Co., says, “The Audit Commission highlighted the fact that hospitals could be earning more than 5 times as much by recording…
Read more

Rise in cancer in women

Cancer Research UK has announced that the number of lung cancer cases in women in the UK has risen once again. In 2008 there were more than 18,000 diagnosis of lung cancer, which compares to a figure of 8,000 in 1975. The dramatic increase in the number of women contracting lung cancer has been blamed…
Read more

Huntington’s disease “protects” against cancer

New research has emerged today from the Lancet Oncology which shows that patients with Huntingdon’s disease appear to have protection against cancer. The study undertaken in Sweden analysed data from 1969 up to 2008 which showed that out of the 1510 patients examined, 91 of those developed cancer. This represents a  53% reduction to those…
Read more