The best solicitors in Devon

An independent legal publication has recognised Slee Blackwell as one of the best solicitors in Devon, writes legal journalist Jessica Ross.   

Slee Blackwell named among the best solicitors in Devon

Slee Blackwell Solicitors has been included in the latest edition of The Legal 500. This influential guide to the legal profession, which is now in its 30th year, features the firm in its rankings for the south west region in the practice areas of Personal injury and Clinical Negligence.

For the last 12 months, teams of independent researchers have been assessing the strengths of legal practices nationwide, seeking feedback from thousands of clients and barristers, before ranking the very best firms in each practice area according to key quality criteria.

To be selected for inclusion in this leading guide to the UK legal profession, solicitors must demonstrate a strong track record of success, combined with a outstanding reputation within the sector. This puts Slee Blackwell among the very best solicitors in Devon.

The Legal 500 also shines a spotlight on talented individuals who are pushing boundaries within the law. Again Slee Blackwell has earned recognition, with Personal Injury partner Elizabeth Duncan being ranked as a Leading Individual and described as ‘outstanding’.

Highlighting Slee Blackwell’s particular strengths and expertise the guide makes the following comments about the firm:

“Slee Blackwell’s ‘professional and compassionate’ personal injury team is focused on high-value, complex claims, with a niche in cases involving the Animals Act, sexual abuse issues and workplace injuries.”

“Recent instructions have included cases relating to employees contracting Covid as a result of exposure in the workplace and failure by employers to provide PPE.”

 “The ‘outstanding’ Elizabeth Duncan is an expert in abuse cases, as well as having an increasingly active workplace stress practice.”

“Oliver Thorne leads the clinical negligence department, with a specialism in cases relating to negligently performed cosmetic surgery. Other key members of the team are senior solicitors Andrew Wood, a specialist in spinal injury cases, and Caroline Webber-Brown, who … specialises in gynaecological cases.”

To contact Slee Blackwell, an outstanding legal firm independently ranked among the best solicitors in Devon, call 01271 372128.


Jessica Ross is a legal journalist who for 16 years was the editor of the Personal injury Law Journal, published by Legalese, the people behind The Legal 500. 

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