Claire Murphy joins Switalskis Solicitors as a Director


February 1, 2022 | By Tim Halstead |

February 1, 2022 | By Tim Halstead |

I’m very pleased to announce that Claire Murphy joins us with immediate effect as a director. Claire will lead and develop our Real Estate team. With many years’ experience of Real Estate and Commercial Property, Claire brings a number of high-profile clients with her.

If you’ve been redirected from the Claire Murphy Legal website, our Real Estate team – led by Claire – can be found here.

Claire has worked in Commercial Property Law since 1994 when she completed her training with international law firm Clifford Chance in London. She went on to work for a number of high profile law firms, before starting her own firm – Claire Murphy Legal – in Ilkley in 2013.

Claire has built an enviable list of clients and contacts across the region including property developers, investors and business owners. One such key client relationship is the retailer, Lidl Great Britain. We have now acquired Claire’s firm and she will now join the Switalskis board of directors.

Joining Claire will be Trainee Solicitor Sunny Zaman, who has supported her in the growth of her client base from their Ilkley office in recent years. We’re delighted to welcome Claire and Sunny to the group and would like to assure clients that they can expect a seamless service to the high standard they have become accustomed to.

If you need advice on any Real Estate or Commercial Property matters, you can contact Claire and her team through the website, or by calling us on 0800 138 0458

Tim Halstead

Tim is a Director and Chief Operating Officer of Switalskis Group and chairs our Management Board. He was previously an award-winning Managing Partner of law firm Shulmans, before joining Switalskis in 2020. He is a property lawyer by background, having acted for many national and regional housebuilders on the acquisition and development of sites.