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Listen to inspirational abuse lawyer Elizabeth Duncan at a free online event   Slee Blackwell Solicitors are national experts in abuse law. You can call our free abuse legal helpline on 0808 139 1606. Alternatively email us in confidence at [email protected]   Elizabeth Duncan, one of the lawyers behind Slee Blackwell's popular free legal helpline for abuse survivors will be one of the speakers at a forthcoming event arranged by WLAM. WLAM (Women Lawyers & Mothers) is a network of female lawyers who support each other...

Case study of a woman who successfully sued her employer after suffering a traumatic sexual assault at work.   We specialise in dealing with sexual assault and sexual harassment in the workplace claims on a national basis. Call freephone 0808 139 1606 for a free, no obligation discussion to find out your options or email us at [email protected]   Rachel Thain, a partner in our specialist abuse team, was approached by a woman who had been the victim of sexual assault at work by...

CICA 'same roof ' rules changed The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) has handed 'same roof ' victims a second chance to make a claim: But do they know they have been given it? Abuse lawyer and CICA expert, Rachel Thain, is calling on the government to take urgent steps to publicise a significant change in the CICA criminal injuries compensation scheme and extend the deadline for making a claim. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) is a government funded scheme set up...

Claiming criminal injuries compensation for abuse   Elizabeth Duncan is a lawyer who specialises is claiming compensation for abuse. In this brief case study she tells the story of a man who was abused after contacting social media and dating groups. The perpetrators were not prosecuted, but Elizabeth was nevertheless able to recover compensation for her client by making a CICA criminal injuries compensation claim.   We are experienced abuse law solicitors who assist people nationwide with claiming compensation for abuse on a No...

Rachel Thain, a lawyer in our specialist abuse department, looks the impact the coronavirus pandemic and consequent lockdown is having on those who have suffered abuse. During the unprecedented time we find ourselves living through, most of us are spending significantly more time at home. For some people social distancing can result in feelings of isolation and loneliness. I am spending this time checking in with many of my clients who I know to be vulnerable, to offer them what support...

Slee Blackwell have been ranked among the best abuse solicitors in Devon & Somerset by the The Legal 500 We operate a free legal helpline for people who require guidance on abuse compensation law. To speak to a member of the team in confidence call us on  freephone 0808 139 1606. Alternatively email us at [email protected] The Legal 500 is an independent legal directory that is published annually. It is a leading guide to the best solicitors in the country and is totally independent and impartial. Slee...

Abuse lawyer Rachel Thain has recently recovered compensation for two former inmates of Medomsley Detention Centre for abuse they suffered there. Medomsley Detention Centre near Durham was a prison for young male offenders until the late 1980s. The institution aimed to give young offenders a ‘short, sharp, shock’ to prevent them engaging in further criminal activities. However, young men were often incarcerated for relatively minor crimes and for many it was much more than a 'short, sharp, shock'. The true horror...

Case study of a successful care home assault claim that we have recently concluded on a No Win, No Fee basis. We specialise in care home assault claims nationwide. Contact us by telephone or email for a free case assessment Abuse lawyer, Rachel Thain, was asked for help from a family in relation to an assault suffered by their mother. She was elderly and suffering from advanced dementia. Due to her age and ill health, she resided in a specialist care home. In the early...

Lawyer Elizabeth Duncan recovers compensation from the council in a teacher abuse claim. Here is the success story. N contacted us on the recommendation of his friend who our team had previously helped. Both men had been sexually abused by their teacher in the late 1970s and into the 1980s. N suffered horrendous abuse at the hands of his teacher. As well as being made to masturbate this man and being subjected to frequent sexual touching, N was raped by the...

Slee Blackwell's award winning abuse lawyer Elizabeth Duncan appeared on Charlie Taylor's breakfast show on BBC Radio Somerset this morning (24 May 2019) to discuss the case of convicted pedophile Bob Higgins. Higgins abused boys over a period of 25 years while working as a youth football coach for clubs like Southampton FC. Using his position as a 'star maker' Higgins was able to gain access to his young victims who believed he could make their dreams of becoming a professional footballer come...