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 abuse survivors 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.
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.
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 an abuse survivor seeking justice.
We have an excellent track record of success in recovering compensation for people who have suffered abuse. You can read about these successes in the following case studies:
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.