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Making an Inheritance Act claim   We are specialists in Inheritance Act claims. If you would like to know where you stand then call our free legal helpline for a case assessment on 0808 139 1606 or send details to us by email at [email protected]   What is the Inheritance Act? The Inheritance Act enables people to make a claim against a loved one’s estate where they have been unreasonably excluded or have received less from the estate than they are entitled to. Who can make a...

 Poor supervision of a building contract can have serious financial consequences. Anybody involved in a build project will undoubtedly have heard of a JCT Contract.  In fact, a suite of contracts have been prepared by the Joint Contracts Tribunal. They are designed to “facilitate the process of delivering a building project. In simple terms they set out the responsibilities of all the parties within the process and their obligations to each other”. One of the recommendations in a JCT Contract is the...

The Law Society Gazette's review of the impact of coronavirus on personal injury law highlights Slee Blackwell's innovative response to the crisis. The Law Society Gazette is reporting that the Covid-19 crisis is changing the way that solicitors work, with personal injury law being no exception. The Law Society Gazette article, published on 4 May 2020, draws on the experiences of includes extensive quotes from Slee Blackwell’s personal injury practice head, James McNally. James and his team have reacted swiftly to the pandemic,...

Barnstaple solicitors Slee Blackwell have been shortlisted for two prestigious legal awards from the Devon and Somerset Law Society. Winners of the 2020 DASLS legal awards will be announced at the Society’s Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony at Exeter Cathedral on 30th April 2020. The DASLS Legal Awards, which are judged by a panel of nine independent judges, recognise the achievements of those who have gone the extra mile for their clients, their community and their profession. The two lawyers from Slee Blackwell...

We have recently succeeded in a medical negligence claim for an A&E mistake. Here is a brief case summary. If you are looking for solicitors with experience of a medical negligence claim for an A&E mistake then call our FREE LEGAL HELPLINE on 0808 139 1601 for an assessment of your claim and details of our No Win, No Fee funding scheme.  Our medical negligence team has recently represented a woman in a successful claim against Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Trust. The woman had previously had a successful...

Executors often ask, 'When is it safe to distribute an estate?' It is a very important question as there can be serious consequences for an executor who gets it wrong, including personal liability. In this article contentious probate solicitor, Chris Holten looks at a recent case of an executor who has found himself in hot water and how such problems can be avoided. A professional executor has recently been fined £15,000. His mistake?  Allowing a distribution from an estate. The estate is question was subject to a...

Finalists for the CILEx National Awards include our own Jasmine Moxey-Butler Jasmine, a member of our personal injury team based at the firm's Taunton office, was obviously overjoyed by the news, but she isn't getting carried away just yet. "Its a strong field," she said. "The list includes some very able and impressive lawyers who have achieved great things on the national stage and I am simply honoured to be included in that company." The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives National Awards 2019 celebrate 'the best...

Clinical negligence lawyer Oliver Thorne meets celebrity chef Michael Caines at charity launch Last night (1/7/19) saw the launch of the prestigious Calvert Trust Exmoor Business Club, hosted by one of the Trust’s ambassador and award winning chef, Mr Michael Caines MBE. The Calvert Trust is a wonderful charity whose mission is to "…enable people with disabilities to achieve their potential through the challenge of adventurous activities in the countryside." The Trust relies solely on donations and fundraising in order to survive and...

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...

Divorce solicitor Paul Jordan responds to the frequently asked question, "What are my rights if my name is not on the deeds when I'm getting divorced?" Most married couples who own a house will have both their names on the title deeds, or the registered title as it is now known. However, for a variety of reasons this isn't always the case and there is a significant proportion of cases where only the name of one spouse is registered. This doesn't usually...