A ‘highly regarded’ court of protection solicitor with 22 years of experience has been awarded more than £90,000 after being unfairly dismissed by Switalskis.

From 2009 to 2014 Susan McKendry had been employed at Langley’s – eventually becoming a partner – until the firm lost a legal aid contract. This resulted in its court of protection team being acquired by the York branch of Switalskis.

Switalskis were keen to acquire McKendry and she became a director of the firm and was made joint head of its CoP team, Leeds Employment Tribunal was told.

The tr...

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