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2020 marks Slee Blackwell's 100th anniversary   The firm was founded by Ernest Slee shortly after returning from World War One where he served with the Royal Flying Corps. [caption id="attachment_11854" align="alignright" width="199"] Douglas Blackwell (second from the left) with John Pearn (left) and David Whiteley (right). David recently retired from the firm, while John remains as a consultant.[/caption] His son, Jack Slee, joined the business as a trainee in 1927 and in 1936 he was made a partner along with Robert Fuller, the firm becoming...

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 are pursuing claims in the French courts for women who have suffered injury as a result of receiving defective PIP breast implants. Interim payments totalling €495,000 have already been recovered on behalf of our clients in the French litigation by Oliver Thorne and his team. The PIP scandal hit the headlines when it was discovered that Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), a French company manufacturing breast implants, had been using substandard, industrial-grade silicone. The defective implants were more likely to...

Abuse Lawyer, Elizabeth Duncan, appeared on ITV News on Monday 28 November talking about sex abuse in football and sport. Elizabeth told ITV that abuse in football and sport generally is a serious problem. She said that much more needs to be done by sporting institutions to help those who have been abused in the past and to prevent abuse occurring in future. Slee Blackwell's abuse law team has established a national reputation in this highly specialised field and has a client...