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Slee Blackwell Solicitors are continuing to provide a full service to our clients in Devon, Somerset and nationwide. We are following Government advice in relation to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak. This means that our offices are no longer open to the public. However, as a firm of solicitors we are still very much open for business and are continuing to provide a full service. All of our key staff are able to work from home without any impact on the quality of...

Slee Blackwell have been included in a list of the best solicitors in the country compiled by the independent legal directory The Legal 500 Slee Blackwell Solicitors operate a free legal helpline which you can call on freephone 0808 139 1606. Alternatively you can email us at [email protected] The Legal 500, which is published every year, is a leading guide to the best solicitors in the UK. It prides itself on being totally independent and impartial. Slee Blackwell are therefore proud to have been...

Slee Blackwell partners Nick Arthur and Oliver Thorne recently took part in a Devon golf event for a local charity. The two Barnstaple based solicitors attended the annual Brian Perks Charity Golf Day on 7 November 2019. The event, which is held at the prestigious Saunton Golf Club in North Devon, was held in aid of Calvert Trust Exmoor. Last year's competition raised just over £5,000 and this year’s event doubled that amount with £11,500 being raised! While the weather was awful, team Slee...

Try your hand at our Legal Jargon Buster Quiz Lawyers are encouraged not to use legal jargon that members of the public can't understand. Some bits of legal jargon have passed into everyday language, while others have interesting and historic origins. Have a go at our quiz and see how you get on, busting the jargon.        ...

2020 marks Slee Blackwell's 100th anniversary   The firm was founded by Ernest Slee shortly after returning from World War One where he served with the Royal Flying Corps. [caption id="attachment_11854" align="alignright" width="199"] Douglas Blackwell (second from the left) with John Pearn (left) and David Whiteley (right). David recently retired from the firm, while John remains as a consultant.[/caption] His son, Jack Slee, joined the business as a trainee in 1927 and in 1936 he was made a partner along with Robert Fuller, the firm becoming...

The best solicitors in Devon and Somerset We like to think that Slee Blackwell are among the best solicitors in Devon and Somerset. While we are a modest bunch there is little to be gained by us hiding our light under a bushel, so here are a few facts about our firm that we are particularly proud of: We are one of a select group of firms in the south west who are recommended by the Legal 500, an independent directory of...

Nightwalk is back We are delighted to be headline sponsors of this year's event in aid of North Devon Hospice. Slee Blackwell Partner, Andrew Burke, commented: "The Hospice is personally important to me, because they kindly helped my dad in his last few days, and were very helpful to my mum in providing bereavement counselling after he died. Over the years we have raised thousands of pounds for the Hospice, and I can’t think of a better or more deserving local cause." The ladies only...

Slee Blackwell Solicitors have provided Braunton FC women's team with a new kit to boost the newly formed club. The Braunton FC women’s team started up last May, and includes mix of ages (ranging from 20 through to 60) and abilities. Some of the women have never played football before, including our very own Emma Reed. Emma is a partner in our commercial department in Barnstaple. She lines up on match days alongside three sisters and two ex police officers. The team will...

Can I change to No Win, No Fee funding of my case midstream? Many people assume that they can only fund their case on a No Win, No Fee basis if they entered into a No Win, No Fee agreement with the solicitor at the very outset of the case. But in actual fact the funding of a legal case is fluid. So just because your case was not funded on a No Win, No Fee basis at the start doesn't mean...

The right to change solicitors We are often contacted by people asking, ‘Can I change solicitors halfway through a case?’ The short and simple answer to that question is invariably ‘yes, you can.’ We regularly take over conduct of existing legal matters in relation to: Conveyancing Personal injury Inheritance disputes Clinical negligence Divorce Professional negligence So, if you are not happy with the service your current solicitor is providing and would like to change to a new one then you can do so at...