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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...

We are very grateful to all of our clients who have taken the time and trouble to leave Slee Blackwell Solicitors Google reviews. Receiving feedback means a great deal to us, especially when it is positive. It is always nice to know that we have got it right. Client satisfaction is placed at the very heart of what we do and our lawyers are committed to providing a top quality service. We recognise that when people need to use the services of...

+ Subscribe Mike Tindall MBE, the former England rugby star, was guest speaker at the prestigious Devon and Somerset Law Society Legal Awards 2018 held on 1 May. The night was a tremendous success for Slee Blackwell Solicitors who won the Employer of the Year award Slee Blackwell's managing partner, Nick Arthur, was delighted: 'It's a tremendous accolade for the firm. We are humbled and honoured to have won such a high status award. I would like to thank everyone associated with the Devon and...