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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...

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 total to £3,837. Sponsors were entered into a free prize draw. Prizes, generously donated by local businesses, included pantomime tickets and vouchers for...

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...

Slee Blackwell Solicitors won 2 award categories and were runners up in 3 more at the inaugural Devon and Somerset Law Society Legal Awards on Thursday 3 March. The prestigious event was hosted by BBC legal expert Joshua Rozenberg at Sandy Park, Exeter. The black tie gala was commenced in rousing style by the Royal Marines military band. The Law Society president was guest of honour. He used the occasion to voice his worries about access to law and justice in the...

Former England rugby star, Neil Back, is to be the guest of honour at ManTrak, a charity event sponsored by Slee Blackwell Solicitors. ManTrak, is a men-only sponsored walk along the Tarka Trail in aid of North Devon Hospice on Saturday March 19th. Neil Back, who was a member of England's Rugby World Cup winning team in 2003, will be joining in the walk which finishes with a pasty, a pint and England's final game in the Six Nations Championship on the...

On Wednesday 14 October, Naomi Ireson and Kit O'Brien, lawyers at our Taunton office, were delighted to present the Slee Blackwell Solicitors Croquet Challenge trophy to the worthy winners of the competition we hosted in September. Not only did Graeme Biffen and Martyn Venner of Greenslade Taylor Hunt win the team challenge, Martyn also triumphed in the individual 'Crazy Croquet' competition. Martyn and Graeme have said that the trophy will be proudly displayed at their offices in Taunton and they are...