The law firm you need in a crisis

2020 was Slee Blackwell’s centenary year. Over the past 100+ years we have helped our clients through many crises and we hope to be here for you for another hundred years.

We are an award winning firm offering a range of legal services throughout England and Wales. We are:

  • Recommended by The Legal 500, the independent and highly influential guide to the legal profession;
  • Lexcel accredited by the Law Society for excellence in legal client care;
  • DASLS ‘Employer of the Year’ 2018; and
  • NSPCC Corporate Partner of the Year 2018, for South West and Channel Islands

Abuse Claims

Accident, Injury & Illness Claims

Buying & Selling your Home

Care Home Fee Claims

Commercial Property

Contract Disputes & Other Claims

Corporate & Commercial

Cosmetic Surgery Claims

Criminal Defence

Divorce Solicitors


Family & Childcare

Hotels, Leisure & Hospitality

Inheritance Disputes

Landlord Services

Medical Negligence Claims

Planning & Highways

Professional Negligence

Rural & Agricultural Law

Wills, Trusts & Probate

Dog injury team featured in Daily Mail

The Daily Mail feature Slee Blackwell’s specialist dog injury team following a spike of dog attacks

The Guardian features James McNally, AKA the dog bite solicitor

The Guardian newspaper has recently published an article on dog-bite Britain. It features our own James McNally, referred to in the piece as “the dog bite solicitor” in recognition of his nationally acclaimed expertise in animal law.

Oliver Thorne assists BBC maternity unit investigation

Slee Blackwell medical negligence lawyer Oliver Thorne has been assisting the BBC with an investigation into maternity deaths at the North Devon District Hospital.

Leicester City fan bitten by police dog

The Leicester Mercury has reported on a claim we are pursuing on behalf of an innocent football fan who was attacked for no reason by a police dog.

Solicitors invited to go live on Sky News

Abuse law team leader, Rachel Thain, was invited to appear live on Sky News to talk about the football sex abuse scandal.

Slee Blackwell win in the Court of Appeal

Partner Naomi Ireson’s Court of Appeal case of Ely –v- Robson has been won and reported on the British and Irish Legal Information Institute.

BBC feature medical negligence success

BBC report on a case that was won by Slee Blackwell medical negligence lawyer, Oliver Thorne, involving a man who developed a hernia the size of a football

In the Press

Our specialist lawyers are often invited to comment on current legal issues by the media.

We are also proud to have worked on some high profile cases, many of which have received media attention.

Client Testimonials

No one better in the country

Having used Gemma Williams three times now for house purchases and twice for sales, I genuinely do not believe there is anyone better in the country! Gemma kept me informed, responded to emails/phone calls quickly (minutes at times!!) and when everything started to fall apart, she stepped in to save the day. 100% recommended - Slee Blackwell provided with me not only amazing service, but offered great value as well.

Rob Stewart

Thank you so much

Thank you so much for your help and support. We feel you've gone above and beyond for our case and we couldn't have asked for a better person (Jen Law) to represent us.

Elizabeth was an absolute God-send. Not only was she knowledgable, intelligent and professional, but she was realistically reassuring, encouraging and supportive – and not blindly led by counsel. She also utilized the expertise of other departments where necessary, thus providing an efficient and effective all round service. She was calm, practical and level headed, and made me feel as if she had all the time in the world time for my case, a rare feat in a busy legal practice. So all in all, I was highly impressed, and extremely grateful

Katherine van Aardt

Speed, efficiency and satisfactory resolution of my issue - I was completely satisfied with the service provided by Jasmine Butler.

John Fletcher

I would like to highlight the professional approach and attention to detail (of Naomi Ireson) - a credit to your team.

Michelle Swinbank

There were very few people who had the knowledge to take our case on and yours was the only one who could deal with it.

Lynn Knight

The entire experience with your firm from inception to conclusion was truly commendable in all aspects. Most refreshing to find a law firm comprising comparatively young personnel but without forfeiting either knowledge or experience.

Derek Mears

I would like to highlight Slee Blackwell's 'personal touch'. Having a person who was accessible, professional and who made time to attend to my case was appreciated.

Dr L Bennett MBE, FRSA

Naomi Ireson was able to answer questions and resolve legal issues that probate lawyers at other firms could not answer

Simon Garman

Super quick purchase

Super quick purchase. Steph and Gemma were great.

Shannon Lehtaby

I wish I had found James (McNally) 5 years ago. I have no hesitation in recommending him and Slee Blackwell in the future.

Iain Morland

Friendly, genuine, easy to talk to. A friendly and helpful receptionist. Always kept informed, given good advice, trusted judgment. Replied to questions quickly and clearly.

Stephanie Kerslake

A very caring attitude was displayed to my wife who visited the office with our two children. She was made comfortable, supported and the children were occupied whilst business was completed.

Marcus Forche

Thank you so much for the excellent result in claiming compensation. Your expert legal knowledge and professionalism were outstanding. Your wisdom. responsiveness and empathetic approach were very much appreciated as was your friendly, down-to-earth manner. I would not hesitate to recommend Slee Blackwell to anyone in the UK.

Helen Dempsey

Paul was very professional to work with. He has a clear and straightforward manner making him good to deal with. His patience and general understanding was invaluable.

Robert Ruhleman

I have always been delighted with the service provided by Slee Blackwell. Andrew Burke, Louise Langabeer and Toni Sinclair have all acted for me brilliantly. Thank you.

Daphne Ruth Fewings

From my very first phone call right to the end of my case Hayley and Lee kept me up to date and informed on every aspect of my claim. I can’t think of any way Slee Blackwell could improve as they do a fantastic job already.

Elizabeth Jordan

From first enquiry to completion, Louise provided an efficient service with speedy responses and without any need for us to chase developments. I had feared the worst having heard stories from friends of other solicitors but would have no hesitation in recommending you and using you again.

Stephen Crawley

We were more than satisfied with the service Andrew provided. He was friendly and approachable to deal with as well as being extremely thorough. He was very knowledgeable about our individual case and always quick to respond to any queries.

Stephen Merchant

Andrew was excellent throughout especially when the lender was being an extreme pain! Always calling back asap and following things up immediately. Thanks Andrew.

Bradley Munden

We were, initially, slightly concerned about using a firm that was not local to our home in Nottingham but our concerns were foundless. Everything was dealt with great professionalism and promptness.

Stewart and Moira Robinson

Contacting Our Lawyers

To make contact with any of our lawyers simply call us on freephone 0808 139 1606, email the lawyer direct (you’ll find their individual email addresses in the ‘Our Team’ section), or complete and submit the form below.

Accreditations & Charitable Support

We’re proud of our accreditations and awards. We have been accredited by Lexcel for excellence in client care, recommended by The Legal 500 and were winners at the 2018 DASLS Legal Awards. We also support local and national charities, including North Devon Hospice and the NSPCC.

Solicitors Regulation Authority

We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). For more information please click on the logo below.

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Your full service law firm

Slee Blackwell Solicitors are an award-winning 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 also have Lexcel accreditation by the Law Society for excellence in legal client care.

Contacting your solicitor

To make contact with any of our lawyers simply: call us on freephone 0808 139 1606, email the lawyer direct (you’ll find their individual email addresses in the ‘Our Team’ section), or complete and submit the form below.

Solicitors Regulation Authority

We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). For more information please click on the logo below.