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The best solicitors in Devon and Somerset We like to think that Slee Blackwell are among the best solicitors in Devon and Somerset. While we are a modest bunch there is little to be gained by us hiding our light under a bushel, so here are a few facts about our firm that we are particularly proud of: We are one of a select group of firms in the south west who are recommended by the Legal 500, an independent directory of...

Nightwalk is back We are delighted to be headline sponsors of this year's event in aid of North Devon Hospice. Slee Blackwell Partner, Andrew Burke, commented: "The Hospice is personally important to me, because they kindly helped my dad in his last few days, and were very helpful to my mum in providing bereavement counselling after he died. Over the years we have raised thousands of pounds for the Hospice, and I can’t think of a better or more deserving local cause." The ladies only...

Slee Blackwell Solicitors have provided Braunton FC women's team with a new kit to boost the newly formed club. The Braunton FC women’s team started up last May, and includes mix of ages (ranging from 20 through to 60) and abilities. Some of the women have never played football before, including our very own Emma Reed. Emma is a partner in our commercial department in Barnstaple. She lines up on match days alongside three sisters and two ex police officers. The team will...

Can I change to No Win, No Fee funding of my case midstream? Many people assume that they can only fund their case on a No Win, No Fee basis if they entered into a No Win, No Fee agreement with the solicitor at the very outset of the case. But in actual fact the funding of a legal case is fluid. So just because your case was not funded on a No Win, No Fee basis at the start doesn't mean...

The right to change solicitors We are often contacted by people asking, ‘Can I change solicitors halfway through a case?’ The short and simple answer to that question is invariably ‘yes, you can.’ We regularly take over conduct of existing legal matters in relation to: Conveyancing Personal injury Inheritance disputes Clinical negligence Divorce Professional negligence So, if you are not happy with the service your current solicitor is providing and would like to change to a new one then you can do so at...

We are very grateful to all of our clients who have taken the time and trouble to leave Slee Blackwell Solicitors Google reviews. Receiving feedback means a great deal to us, especially when it is positive. It is always nice to know that we have got it right. Client satisfaction is placed at the very heart of what we do and our lawyers are committed to providing a top quality service. We recognise that when people need to use the services of...

+ Subscribe Mike Tindall MBE, the former England rugby star, was guest speaker at the prestigious Devon and Somerset Law Society Legal Awards 2018 held on 1 May. The night was a tremendous success for Slee Blackwell Solicitors who won the Employer of the Year award Slee Blackwell's managing partner, Nick Arthur, was delighted: 'It's a tremendous accolade for the firm. We are humbled and honoured to have won such a high status award. I would like to thank everyone associated with the Devon and...

Devon & Somerset child abuse lawyers at Slee Blackwell have organised a fund raising event that has raised nearly £4,000 for the NSPCC. 28 members of staff from our Barnstaple and Taunton offices raised almost £4,000 for child abuse charity NSPCC by pedaling continuously for 24 hours on stationery exercise bikes. By the end of the event they had clocked up 715 miles. £1,918 was raised from individual sponsors. This sum was then matched by the partners of Slee Blackwell LLP, taking the...

The latest edition of The Legal 500 has just been published and once again Slee Blackwell Solicitors have been included as a ‘recommended’ firm. Three areas of practice were singled out for this honour: Claimant clinical negligence Contentious trusts and probate Claimant personal injury A number of our lawyers also received a mention, including Oliver Thorne, who specialises in clinical negligence, and Lee Dawkins for heading what the directory refers to as an ‘impressive offering’ in contentious trusts and probate. The Legal 500...

Graeme Biffen and Martyn Venner of Greenslade Taylor Hunt successfully defended their title with a back-to-back win in the Annual Slee Blackwell Croquet Challenge. Steve Horton and Marcia Dare of accountants Milsted Langdon finished runners-up. This year the event was in aid of Changing Faces, a charity set up to help people suffering disfigurement www.changingfaces.org.uk. The charity was nominated by solicitor James McNally who works with victims of dog attacks, many of whom sustain serious facial disfigurement. We were fortunate to hold...