Slee Blackwell Solicitors are a long established law firm, offering a full range of legal services to individuals and businesses throughout England and Wales.

We are recommended by the Legal 500, the independent and highly influential guide to the legal profession.

We have also been awarded Lexcel accreditation by the Law Society for excellence in legal client care.

To discuss your legal requirements on a free of charge basis call us on freephone 0808 139 1606 or email us at [email protected]

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Will New Pension Reforms Lead To Rise In the Buy To Let Sector

From April 2015 some of the biggest changes we have seen to the pension system have come into force.

These changes are making it possible for people to take pension benefits from personal pensions without having to buy an annuity.  Put simply, people will be able to withdraw what they like from their personal pension.

Commentators are expecting many investors to be tempted to look into the buy-to-let property sector. Property solicitor, Katy Kernahan, explains why:

Investor interest appears to be on the rise

Devon Clinical Negligence Lawyer welcomes Meningitis B vaccine

In a recent North Devon Journal article, a Braunton family welcomed the news that a Meningitis B vaccine will be provided to babies and young children. Oliver Thorne, a clinical negligence specialist with Devon and Somerset solicitors, Slee Blackwell, has reason to share their delight.

Slee Blackwell’s Medical Negligence Department Launches Specialist Birth Injury Website

Slee Blackwell’s specialist medical negligence department has launched a new website, dedicated to mothers and babies who have suffered an injury at the time of birth.

Will Aid: Slee Blackwell Solicitors Raise Over £5,800 for Charity

Slee Blackwell Solicitors have supported Will Aid for several years. The Will Aid campaign benefits nine separate charities: ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF and Trocaire.

Slee Blackwell is one of the top donating firms, raising over £5,800 for the Will Aid causes. The firm’s offices in Braunton, Bideford, South Molton and Barnstaple all participated.

Employment Law: What happens to the employees on the sale of a business?

Slee Blackwell’s Ben Brownscombe explains

One of the most pivotal questions when a small to medium sized business is sold is what will happen to the employees when the business changes ownership.

It is often the case that many small businesses will operate with relatively small margins. As such, the issue of the number of employees, their rights and their remuneration becomes key when a potential buyer weighs up whether the purchase of the business is a viable option.

Jimmy Savile: The Exeter Connection

The recently published Giving Victims a Voice report claims that Jimmy Savile offended at an Exeter hospital in 1970.
The report summarises the findings of Operation Yewtree, the police operation launched to investigate sexual abuse following the Savile scandal.
The hospital was included in a list of 13 hospitals and hospices where Jimmy Savile is ‘reported to have offended’. The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital has been made aware and its Chief Executive is to conduct an investigation.


Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division, has recently spoken out about the poor decision making of the Legal Aid Agency in both private law cases and cases involving Local Authorities. He stated that this is skewing the court process and risks undermining positive outcomes for children and parents.

Is the end in sight for unfair practices within the public house industry?


Even prior to the 2007 recession the inclusion of supply ties in pub leases had been controversial, especially as a result of the growth of pub owning companies. Such worries have been combined with other concerns about the fairness of the relationships between pub owning companies and their tenants.

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