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Swain in the News

August 2016

We were in the news! 100% compliance for our Lexcel Audit has been recognised by the local Newspaper.

Swain & Co Solicitors were in the News

 January 2016

Emma McClure of Swain & Co talks forensic mistakes and miscarriages of justice at a free event in Liverpool. This article was published in the Liverpool Echo. Untitled-1



September 2014

Swain & Co criminal defence specialist, Umar Khan commented on death penalty. This article was posted in the News Portsmouth.


 July 2014

Swain & Co family mediation service has held on to a specialist quality mark given to firms which help and support separated families. Published in The News Portsmouth.

Family law press release

June 2014

Swain & Co Criminal Law specialist Emma Smith shows our Courts to French law students. Published in Postcode Publications.

Ooh Law Law

Ooh Law Law

June 2014

Swain & Co have announced several new appointments within the firm. Published in Postcode Publications.

New appointments within the firm

June 2014

Swain & Co staff supported a cancer charity event by wearing wigs and raised £70.68 for the charity. Published in Postcode Publications

Wig Wednesday charity event

June 2014

Legal aid award finalist article published in Postcode Publications.

Legal Aid award finalist

June 2014

Swain & Co have announced several new appointments within the firm.

New appointments within the firm

The recognition was reported in The News, Portsmouth on 17th of June 2014, page 31.

May 2014

Swain & Co staff wear an array of colorful hairpieces to raise cash for Wig Wednesday cancer charity.

Wig Wednesday

The recognition is reported in The News, Portsmouth on 30th of May 2014.

October 2013

We are recognised in the prestigious Legal 500 publication for our Criminal Defence work in the Portsmouth area and nationally for our Civil Liberties and Human Rights work:

Legal500 The News

The recognition is reported in The News, Portsmouth for our Criminal Defence work

Our Civil Liberties and Human Rights listing in the London Legal 500 can be seen here.

The comments are as follows:

"Swain & Co Solicitors is ‘a leading firm within the field of prison law’. The ‘committed’ Sara-Jayne Pritt and ‘excellent advocate’ Dean Kingham are highly recommended."

May 2013

We have been shortlisted for Legal Aid Firm of the Year 2013 - Southampton's Daily Echo reports on the story on 29th May:

"A HAMPSHIRE law firm has made the shortlist for the Legal Aid Firm of the Year for the second year running.

Southampton law firm Swain & Co Solicitors is one of three firms recognised for helping out those with dire legal needs.

Graeme Swain, The Avenue firm’s managing partner, said: “We are very excited to yet again be considered to be one of the best, if not the very best, firm in the country for legal aid work.

“The awards ceremony celebrates the work that legal aid lawyers, barristers and law firms across the country carry out on a daily basis. Against the battering of legal aid changes, cutbacks, threats and uncertainty, it will be a good opportunity to celebrate what we and other legal aid lawyers achieve.”

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on July 2."

The article can be viewed on the Daily Echo website here

Our clinical negligence team secure Sanika Ahmed the life changing treatment she needed.

Sanika Ahmed

Samantha Lee speaks to The News, Portsmouth regarding concerns to Legal Aid cuts to Family Law

Samantha Lee, expert family lawyer is pictured in The News, Portsmouth talking about legal aid cuts to family law

Nicola Whitley, as member of Young Resolution West Sussex, raises money for Chichester Contact Centre

Fundraiser was carried out in December 2012, and the £1,700 cheque was presented to the centre on 17th May and reported in the Chichester Observer:


March 2013

Samantha Lee quoted in the Mirror regarding legal costs, divorce and mediation

Samantha Lee quoted in Mirror regarding divorce costs and family mediation as an option

Full article can be viewed on the Mirror's website

Case of Sanika Ahmed

Below are two audio pieces of the case of Sanika Ahmed and Patrick Oliver commenting on the case, as first heard on Jack FM, and Breeze FM in the Portsmouth region

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BBC South Today feature on Sanika Ahmed case, featuring Patrick Oliver speaking about the case


Sanika Ahmed's story features on BBC News online

Sanika Ahmed's story features on BBC News with Patrick Oliver interview to BBC South Today on 13.03.13

Picture of BBC Solent Radio listen back option where Patrick Oliver talks about Sanika Ahmed case. Listen to him at 1 hour, 38 minutes into programme

Patrick Oliver speaks on Solent Radio about Sanika Ahmed. Hear Patrick comment at 1.38.00 into the programme

Case of Sanika Ahmed in The Portsmouth News

Case of Sanika Ahmed in The Portsmouth News where Patrick Oliver comments on the case in which he is representing the family


Sanika Ahmed and Swain and Co Solicitors on the Breeze Radio

Sanika's story is featured on Breeze and Patrick Oliver speaks to them

Sanika Ahmed and Swain and Co Solicitors featured on Jack FM

Sanika Ahmed's story is featured on Jack FM too, who Patrick also spoke to

Sanika Ahmed case handled by Swain & Co features in Huffington Post

Sanika Ahmed's story is also featured on the Huffington Post with details of the case


February 2013

Swain & Co Sleep Out for Homeless

Housing Solicitors at Swain & Co.'s Havant Office carried out a Sponsored Sleep Out to raise money for the Homeless through Two Saints and raised over £1800

Housing solicitors at Swain & Co Havant office sleep out on street of portsmouth to raise money for the homeless

Housing lawyers at Swain & Co sleep out on Portsmouth Street to raise money for the homeless

Swain & Co Solicitors are joined by The News who report on the sleepout event

The News joins Swain & Co Solicitors on the Portsmouth Sleep Out for the homeless and reports on the event


August 2012

Abseil for Hampshire Autistic Society

Brave solicitors raised money for Hampshire Autistic Society by abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth. We raised over £2000.