Abuse Claims

The 2024 edition of The Legal 500 has this to say about our award-winning abuse team:“Slee Blackwell have vast experience of complex claims arising out of sexual abuse.”

Making an abuse claim

We can assist with abuse claims against individuals as well as a range of institutions such as schools, churches and local authorities. We will listen to your story with patience and treat you with respect, compassion and sensitivity.

We understand that victims of abuse often repress experiences until adulthood and we are experienced in dealing with cases involving historic abuse. We also appreciate how hard it can be for survivors to approach a solicitor or reveal the full details of their case to a stranger. We therefore aim to make the process as simple and as painless as possible.

We operate a FREE national helpline which abuse survivors can call in complete confidence and without obligation. We also have a separate website dedicated to abuse law which contains more detailed information about this highly specialised area of law.

Specialist abuse lawyers

Our lawyers are specialists in abuse law and are familiar with the legal complexities that can arise in this niche area. Our expertise has led to us being recommended by the prestigious Legal 500 directory.

Partner Elizabeth Duncan is a keen supporter of the NSPCC, and due to her efforts the firm won the NSPCC’s Childhood Champion Award for Corporate Partner of the Year for South West and Channel Islands 2018.

Lawyers with a national profile

Our lawyers are regularly consulted by the media on issues of abuse law. We have appeared on live ITV News and Sky News broadcasts covering abuse stories. In the print we have been featured on the front page of The Sunday Times and in The Guardian.

Funding your claim

We have a number of flexible funding options, including our popular No Win – No Fee scheme, so fear of legal costs should never deter an abuse survivor from seeking justice.

Areas of Specialism:

In most cases the employer will agree to pay the employee’s legal costs of obtaining advice on the Settlement Agreement.
We specialise in advising employees on Settlement Agreements and Compromise Agreements.
We offer our Settlement Agreement service to employees nationwide.
Our advice on your Settlement Agreement is totally independent ; even where the employer pays the legal fees.

Work with our team:

James McNally
Partner
James McNally is a nationally respected award-winning solicitor who heads up our personal injury department. He was named Solicitor of the Year at the DASLS 2024 awards.
James McNally
Partner
James McNally is a nationally respected award-winning solicitor who heads up our personal injury department. He was named Solicitor of the Year at the DASLS 2024 awards.