Solicitor of the Year 2024


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

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.

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Great professionalism and promptness

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

I wish I hired Slee Blackwell sooner

Jen Law … was amazing! Clever, Competent, and very tactful. I wish I hired Slee Blackwell sooner.

Steve Stanbury

Elizabeth Duncan was an absolute God-send.

Elizabeth Duncan 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

I would recommend Jen Law without hesitation.

A word of thanks to Jen Law, now partner at Slee Blackwell of Bideford (previously Barnstaple) for her management of my complicated divorce … Her personality and professionalism ensured a successful resolution, whilst her understanding and compassion ensured re establishment of constructive dialogue between the parties involved.I would recommend her without hesitation

Dr Q

Tenacious, honest and organised.

Slee Blackwell took the case on and steered it towards settling out of court as much as possible. They’ve been tenacious, honest and organised. Hayley has looked after my interests very well and shown great initiative. She’s had great forward thinking and has both a strong overview and a strong command of detail. I cannot praise Hayley enough for her abilities and care towards me and my case. Justice is a good thing if you can get there and you sometimes can’t get there without taking legal action. That’s why you need intelligent and organised experts on your side. I’m grateful to Slee Blackwell for their efforts which have aided me greatly in releasing myself from being a victim.

Roy Smith

Best divorce lawyer in Devon

I would like to highlight just how incredibly professional Paul Jordan is. His friendly, easy, manner and quick wit made a very difficult divorce so much more bearable. Whenever an issue arose he was very quick to respond and if I needed anything explained, he would do so in such a concise way that was easy to understand. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Paul to anyone going through anything similar.

Katie Memon


Kirsty Jones and her team are phenomenal!!

We instructed Kirsty to assist us in our most recent house purchase. From start to finish Kirsty and her team have been absolutely fantastic. We simply cannot stress enough how attentive Kirsty has been throughout the process. She is extremely proactive, efficient, and nudged things along when necessary. Kirsty’s communication has been second to none, with timely responses and superior legal knowledge delivered to us in language we could understand and digest! Kirsty’s assistant has always been punctual and kept us updated in her absence. Kirsty is worth her weight in gold and we feel very privileged to have had her by our side throughout our stressful journey. Thank you Kirsty!!!

Poppy W

Where there’s a Will there’s a way.

I used Slee Blackwell Solicitors to undertake the production of my Will. From start to finish the process was efficient, polite and reassuring and certainly took any stress and hassle away. Zoe Nicholson was the consummate professional, and completely put me at ease immediately at my appointment. All actions were carried out as explained, promptly and with attention to detail. A superb service, thank you.

Ian Cheesman

I can guarantee that if we need a conveyancing firm again, we will be coming back to you!

Slee Blackwell was recommended to us by a solicitor who works in a different area of law as a top firm for conveyancing needs. Whilst it wasn’t the lowest quote we received, we decided to go ahead with the recommendation and we are so glad we did! We’ve been working with Andrew Woodland, who has been responsive to all of our questions, quick to get things completed and always a polite and professional in his emails. We have really enjoyed working with him to get through our first house purchase! I can guarantee that if we need a conveyancing firm again, we will be coming back to you!


'The Angel of North Devon'

Jen has represented me for the past 2 years. I canvassed about 6 divorce solicitors before making my decision who to represent me, but knew straight away when l first spoke to Jen she was easily the best choice. She was the only solicitor who discussed a strategy and options which we could consider through my divorce process. My journey has been extremely acrimonious, to the extent l needed to take the very unusual step of obtaining an Occupation Oder. I know Jen worked her fingers to successfully obtain the Order. She was passionate about my plight and wanted to achieve for me something which was unusual and something which would change my life at the time, and it did. I can’t express how hard she worked but it changed both my life and well-being at this emotional and difficult time, suffice to say l’ve nicknamed her ‘The Angel of North Devon’, she came to my rescue. Also, at times when l’ve felt l’ve been in the gutter during my divorce, her strong support, advice, knowledge and encouragement has brought me back to life. Jen doesn’t deliver ‘normal’ she gets to know and understand what you are trying to achieve and tailor makes her approach to your goals. Frankly, you would be mad not to have her represent you.


As an estate agent I've dealt with numerous solicitors in my time ...

A huge thank you to Caroline Bulpett. As an estate agent I’ve dealt with numerous solicitors in my time, and the service received and updates as well as hard work has been truly grateful. I would highly recommend this firm if you’re thinking of buying or selling a property. Thank you, from Connells Estate Agents in Wednesbury.

Connells Estate Agents

Anyone who reads this needs to know is you're in excellent hands

After calling Slee Blackwell & leaving my details Hayley (Bundey) promptly called back & was absolutely fantastic from the start. She listened to my situation, gave clear advice, explained time scales, costs & any potential future pitfalls which may create unexpected costs & after the call I knew i wanted Hayley representing me. It would be too long to explain any of my situation here … all anyone who reads this needs to know is you’re in excellent hands with Hayley & her team. Hayley was professional, true to her word & I consider myself lucky to have found her. I could write much more, heaping praise on Hayley & her team, but I’ll end by writing that after my previous solicitor experience (one of the worst of my life) be very careful who you deal with, even if you know them &/or have dealt with them before, & take this review as an end of your search & just call Hayley!

Ian Crowe


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