We were in the news! 100% compliance for our Lexcel Audit has been recognised by the local Newspaper.
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. http://buff.ly/1KsViQt
Swain & Co criminal defence specialist, Umar Khan commented on death penalty. This article was posted in the News Portsmouth. http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/crime/lawyer-marks-end-of-death-penalty-1-6259915
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.
Swain & Co Criminal Law specialist Emma Smith shows our Courts to French law students. Published in Postcode Publications.
Swain & Co have announced several new appointments within the firm. Published in Postcode Publications.
Swain & Co staff supported a cancer charity event by wearing wigs and raised £70.68 for the charity. Published in Postcode Publications
Legal aid award finalist article published in Postcode Publications.
Swain & Co have announced several new appointments within the firm.
The recognition was reported in The News, Portsmouth on 17th of June 2014, page 31.
Swain & Co staff wear an array of colorful hairpieces to raise cash for Wig Wednesday cancer charity.
The recognition is reported in The News, Portsmouth on 30th of May 2014.
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:
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."
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."
Our clinical negligence team secure Sanika Ahmed the life changing treatment she needed.
Samantha Lee speaks to The News, Portsmouth regarding concerns to 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:
Samantha Lee quoted in the Mirror regarding legal costs, divorce and mediation
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
BBC South Today feature on Sanika Ahmed case, featuring Patrick Oliver speaking about the case
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
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.