We can assist with claims against individuals as well as a range of institutions such as schools, churches and local authorities. We will listen to your story with patience and treat you with respect, compassion and sensitivity.
We understand that victims of abuse often repress experiences until adulthood and we are experienced in dealing with cases involving historic abuse. We also appreciate how hard it can be for survivors to approach a solicitor or reveal the full details of their case to a stranger. We therefore aim to make the process as simple and as painless as possible.
We operate a FREE Abuse Helpline which victims can call in complete confidence and without obligation. We also have a separate website dedicated to abuse law which contains more detailed information about this highly specialised area of law.
Our lawyers are specialists in abuse law and are familiar with the legal complexities that can arise in this niche area. Our expertise has led to us being recommended by the prestigious Legal 500 directory.
We are dedicated to making sure that victims of abuse achieve justice and campaign to ensure that future generations are safeguarded.
Abuse lawyer Rachel Thain, is an ambassador for Enough Abuse UK. She and her colleague Elizabeth Duncan also support the NSPCC, and the firm has won the NSPCC’s Childhood Champion Award for Corporate Partner of the Year for South West and Channel Islands 2018.
We can call upon a range of experts to provide expert evidence when required, including doctors, counsellors, psychiatrists and specialist barristers. By putting together the best possible team we are able to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Our lawyers are regularly consulted by the media on issues of abuse law. We have appeared on live ITV News and Sky News broadcasts covering abuse stories. In the print we have been featured on the front page of The Sunday Times and in The Guardian.
We have a number of flexible funding options, including our popular No Win – No Fee scheme, so fear of legal costs should never deter a victim of abuse seeking justice.
Partner – Personal Injury
James joined Slee Blackwell in 2001 and now heads up our personal injury department.
Legal Executive – Abuse
Rachel is a team leader in Slee Blackwell’s specialist Abuse Department; helping victims of abuse obtain compensation.