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Slee Blackwell LLP have won the NSPCC 2018 Childhood Champion Award for Corporate Partner of the Year for South West and Channel Islands. This award is in recognition of our ‘outstanding efforts and contribution to the NSPCC’ alongside the impact we have made on children and young people’s lives. To celebrate the achievement and receive the award Elizabeth Duncan, a lawyer in our child abuse team with close links to the NSPCC, has been invited to the Awards Ceremony in London this...

James McNally, the ‘go to’ solicitor on dog bite injury claims, recently appeared on a popular TV show to discuss the growing problem of dog attacks in the UK. The programme, “Where there’s a blame, there’s a claim”, aired on Channel 5 on 25 October. It featured the story of Stuart Briggs from Derby whose finger was ripped off by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier while he was trying to protect his own dog, a three year old Labrador. The dog’s owner was...

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...