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  • Lambeth abuse compensation claims
    Making a Lambeth abuse compensation claim If you would like to know more about making a Lambeth abuse compensation claim on a No Win, No Fee basis then contact our…
  • Abused in hospital
    Patient who was abused in hospital awarded £70,000. If you have been abused in hospital and would like to know where you stand on recovering compensation then contact our…
  • Sexual abuse in hospital
    Claiming compensation for sexual abuse in hospital.   If you are looking for solicitors who are experienced in dealing with cases of sexual abuse in hospital then contact our…
  • Six figure compensation for a pupil abused by their teacher
    Compensation for a pupil abused by their teacher. We have recovered a six figure award of compensation for a pupil abused by their teacher. To find out if you have…
  • Assault at school
    Compensation for assault at school. If you wish to claim compensation for assault at school then contact our award winning specialist lawyers for a free case assessment and details…
  • Sexual abuse in schools
    School sex abuse compensation claims. Our award winning solicitors specialise in school sex abuse compensation claims. To find out if you have a case simply call our confidential helpline…
  • Successful foster care claim
    Case study of a successful foster care claim involving a young man who was abused by his foster carers as a small child. If you would like to make…
  • Operation Equinox: Abuse at Beechwood Community Home Nottingham
    Elizabeth Duncan is representing a woman who was abused as a young child while residing at the Beechwood Community Home in Nottingham. Beechwood had many purposes over the years,…
  • Rehabilitation in abuse claims
    Abuse lawyer Liz Duncan takes a look at rehabilitation in abuse claims For most abuse victims, the legal process is not simply about recovering money, but gaining access to…
  • Abused by a teacher
    We have won substantial compensation for a man who was abused by a teacher in primary school. D was abused by a teacher in primary school during the late…
  • Harassment claim
    We win harassment claim for man who was sent an inappropriate email by his gym. If you are looking for experienced solicitors to deal with your harassment claim then…
  • Abuse claim against a swimming club
    We have recently succeeded in an abuse claim against a swimming club, recovering substantial compensation for the victim. The claimant had been involved with her local swimming club from…
  • Abuse claim against the council
    If you have suffered abuse while in the care of a local council then you may have a claim for compensation. To find out if you can make an…
  • Scout Association abuse compensation claim
    We have won another Scout Association abuse compensation claim. Here are the details. For further information about making a Scout Association abuse compensation claim call the experts in confidence…
  • Abuse at school
    Former pupil awarded compensation of £70,000 for abuse at school If you have suffered abuse at school and are looking for experienced solicitors to help you recover compensation then…
  • Abuse while in foster care
    Compensation for abuse while in foster care For free legal guidance on making a claim for compensation for abuse while in foster care call freephone 0808 139 1597 in…
  • How much compensation do you get for rape?
    We are frequently asked, ‘How much compensation do you get for rape?’ Obviously this is a sensitive subject and it can seem inappropriate to reduce something so traumatic to…
  • Claiming compensation for sexual assault at work
    Real life case study of a hotel employee claiming compensation for sexual assault at work For guidance on claiming compensation for sexual assault at work call our free legal…
  • Making an upskirting compensation claim
    Making an upskirting compensation claim on a no win, no fee basis With upskirting becoming a criminal offence, we take a look at how this change in the law…
  • Claim against a local council for foster care abuse
    Foster care abuse claim Abuse compensation lawyer, Elizabeth Duncan, has succeeded in a claim against a local council for foster care abuse. Here is a short case study of…
  • How to make a sex abuse claim against a school
    We look at how to make a sex abuse claim against a school For further guidance on how to make a sex abuse claim against a school call our…
  • The Truth Project – Share your experiences of child sexual…
    The Truth Project has been set up by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse to allow survivors of child sexual abuse to share their experiences. The IICSA is…
  • How to make a claim for abuse compensation
    Our quick guide on how to make a claim for abuse compensation If you would like guidance on how to make a claim for abuse compensation or would like…
  • Catholic church sex abuse scandal escalates
    Compensation claims against the Catholic Church in the UK set to escalate We specialise in dealing with compensation claims against the Catholic Church in the UK. You can call…
  • Sex abuse leaflets
    The BBC is reporting that police are giving leaflets to people who they believe are at risk of committing sex abuse, asking for their behaviour to stop The leaflets,…
  • Jesus Army Abuse Compensation
    Specialist abuse lawyer Elizabeth Duncan recovers substantial compensation for a Jesus Army abuse survivor The Jesus Army, an evangelical religious organisation, is facing a number of allegations of historic sexual…
  • Witherslack victim wins claim
    Abuse claims against schools Our award winning team are experts in dealing with abuse claims against schools. In this short case study, abuse lawyer Rachel Thain reports on a school…
  • Sexual assault compensation claim against church
    We win a sexual assault compensation claim against the church  Case study of a successful sexual assault compensation claim against the church. If you are looking for experienced abuse solicitors to deal with…
  • Sexual abuse by a teacher
    Sexual abuse by a teacher: A case study of a successful compensation claim If you have suffered sexual abuse by a teacher and would like to know if you…
  • CICA compensation increased from £27,000 to £181,000 on appeal
    CICA appeal results in our client's compensation being increased from £27,000 to over £181,000 Background to the CICA claim We were approached by a young man who had suffered…
  • Criminal injuries compensation for abuse victim
    Criminal injuries compensation for abuse victim who made a no win, no fee claim Our client was just 15 years of age when she was abused by an older…
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority: Abuse victim wins ‘out of time’
    Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority case study: CICA abuse claim time limits If you are looking for solicitors who are experienced in dealing with CICA abuse claim time limits then…
  • Successful CICA review
    We can assist with your CICA review or CICA appeal Unhappy with a CICA decision? For free legal guidance on making a CICA review or an CICA appeal, call…
  • Solicitors win NSPCC award
    Specialist sex abuse solicitors, Slee Blackwell, win regional NSPCC Childhood Champion Award for Corporate Partner of the Year The NSPCC award recognises our ‘outstanding efforts and contribution to the…
  • Jehovah’s Witness sex abuse claims in the spotlight
    Making a Jehovah's Witness sex abuse claim If you are thinking about making a Jehovah's Witness sex abuse claim then call our free and confidential legal helpline on 0808…
  • Sexual assault at work compensation claim
    Woman who suffered sexual assault at work wins compensation claim against her employer For free legal guidance on making a sexual assault at work compensation claim call 0808 139…
  • Local Authorities liable for abuse by foster parents
    Court says local authorities are legally responsible for abuse by foster parents We are experts in dealing with cases involving abuse by foster parents. To find out where you…
  • Abuse of elderly people set to become a major world…
    Claiming compensation for elder abuse Elder Abuse (the abuse of elderly people) is a growing problem in today's society. As we live longer the world population is aging, with an increasingly large…
  • Children’s Society reacts to reports of child sex abuse
    Rachel Thain, a specialist abuse lawyer, looks at child sex abuse allegations concerning the Children's Society We specialise in abuse compensation, particularly claims involving child sex abuse. If you…
  • Latest child abuse statistics suggest emotional abuse is a growing…
    Child abuse lawyer, Rachel Thain, looks at the NSPCC's latest figures on emotional abuse We specialise in child abuse compensation claims. You can call our dedicated free legal helpline on 0808 139 1597…
  • Victim of historic sex abuse by a priest wins compensation…
    Claiming compensation for historic sex abuse We recently represented a client in relation to historic sex abuse he had suffered at the hands of a priest in the late 1970s. Our…
  • Abuse by a scout leader
    In this real life case study of abuse by a scout leader we look at how we recovered compensation for a former scout If you are looking for experienced…
  • School sex abuse victim wins compensation
    Claiming compensation for sex abuse at school: A real life case study We recently represented a man who had suffered sexual abuse at the hands of two employees of…
  • Serious abuse at work
    Liz Duncan looks at the harm cause by serious abuse at work and how compensation may be available to victims It has been said that a person’s employment is…
  • Child abuse within the family
    Claiming compensation for family child abuse Sexual abuse in families is believed to make up two-thirds of all child sexual abuse, but these children are being let down by…
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) accepts abuse claim that was…
    CICA abuse claims: Real life case study of an abuse claim that the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority accepted 'out of time' We are experienced in dealing with CICA abuse claims…
  • BBC portrays sex abuse scandal in new hard hitting series
    The BBC is currently airing a dramatisation of the Rochdale sexual abuse scandal in a 3 part series called 'Three Girls' If you have been the victim of a sex abuse…
  • Sexual abuse and mental health: How compensation can fund therapy
    This week (7 May 2017) is Mental Health Awareness Week. A new report from The Mental Health Foundation has found that nearly two thirds of us will experience problems…
  • Sex abuse claim against a Catholic Church school
    Real life case study of a successful historic sex abuse claim against a Catholic Church school For guidance on making a sex abuse claim against a Catholic Church school…
  • Assault by university lecturer on student
    Assault by a university lecturer on a student For expert legal guidance concerning an assault by a university lecturer on a student please contact our specialist team for a…
  • UPDATE – Men Charged in Underley Hall School Sex Abuse…
    Underley Hall Sex Abuse Update For specialist legal advice on claiming compensation for Underley Hall sex abuse call our free confidential helpline or send an email to us at…
  • Jesus Army Sex Abuse Scandal
    Lawyer, Elizabeth Duncan, is dealing with Jesus Army sex abuse claims A man, who is now an OAP, was jailed for five years for sexually abusing boys at homes…
  • Abuse of Power – Accusations of sexual abuse against police…
    Sexual abuse by police officers We have experience of successfully recovering compensation for victims of sexual abuse by police officers. To find out where you stand give our free…
  • Endurance Cycle Raises Nearly £4,000 for the NSPPC
    Staff at Slee Blackwell Solicitors who took part in a 24 hour cycle event for the NSPCC are celebrating raising £3,800. 28 members of staff at two different office…
  • Abuse in Football & Sport
    Our own Liz Duncan has been featured on ITV national news about sex abuse in football and sport ITV is reporting that over 20 football players have now approached…
  • Children’s home sex abuse victim wins compensation claim
    Claiming compensation for sex abuse in children's homes If you are looking for solicitors who are experienced in dealing with claims involving sex abuse in children's homes then call our FREE…
  • Man jailed for historical rape of a 13 year old…
    Historical rape case A Sussex man has been jailed for raping a 13 year old girl in the 1993. He was arrested in 2014 and was convicted on the 13th…
  • Abuse lawyers recommended by Legal 500 guide
    Our abuse team has been recommended by the independent legal guide, The Legal 500 This month has seen the publication of the latest edition of The Legal 500 and…
  • School abuse claims
    Compensation for school abuse Ampleforth College, an independent day and boarding school run by Benedictine monks is in the news following allegations of sex abuse. This is not the…
  • Care Home Investigated
    Care home abuse We are experienced in dealing with care home abuse cases. For expert guidance on claiming compensation on a no win, no fee basis call our free…
  • Maternity clinic for rape victims opens
    A clinic providing additional antenatal support for the survivors of rape and sexual assault has opened in London. The clinic will provide extra support to rape victims, recognising that…
  • Crime survey reveals extent of childhood sexual abuse
    Claiming compensation for childhood sexual abuse. We specialise in claiming compensation for childhood sexual abuse on a no win, no fee basis. For guidance call our confidential free legal…
  • Charity Commission investigates Jehovah’s Witnesses sex abuse claims
    Jehovah's Witnesses sex abuse investigation We are experienced in dealing with Jehovah's Witnesses sex abuse compensation claims on a no win, no fee basis. To find out where you stand…
  • Child Sex Abuse Inquiry to investigate the nation’s institutions
    Sexual abuse inquiry. Our team of specialist lawyers are experienced in recovering compensation on behalf of victims of sexual abuse and can work on a No Win, No Fee…
  • Clement Freud to be exposed as a child abuser
    There are press reports today (15 June 2016) that the late Sir Clement Freud is to be exposed as a sexual predator and child abuser. An ITV television documentary…
  • Compensation for victims of scout leader jailed for 20 years
    Claiming compensation for scout abuse. We are experienced in helping victims of scout abuse recover the compensation they deserve. Call us for a free case assessment and details of…
  • Reading Scout Leader Guilty of Indecent Assault
    Claiming compensation for scout leader abuse. We are highly experienced in dealing with compensation claims for scout leader abuse. Call us for a free case assessment and details on…
  • Abuse Compensation Lawyer Wins Legal Hero Award
    Our very own Rachel Thain has been presented with the DASLS Legal 'Hero' of the Year Award by Joshua Rozenberg, Britain's best known legal commentator and former BBC legal correspondent. At…
  • Local authority liability for foster parents’ abuse
    The Court of Appeal has delivered a ruling on whether a local authority can be held legally liable for acts of abuse carried out by foster parents (known by…
  • Church of England lauches sex abuse review
    A review has been commissioned by the Church of England to report on what the church knew about decades of sex abuse carried out by Peter Ball, the former…
  • Devon Teacher Convicted of Sexual Assault
    A teacher has been found guilty at Exeter Crown Court of sexual assault on an 18 year old Devon school girl while purporting to give her a sports massage.…
  • C v D: a case study of a sex abuse…
    Most sex abuse claims are settled out of court. Trials are expensive and stressful for the participants, so the parties usually negotiate a settlement. However, you cannot assume that…
  • Whistle-blowing child abuse helpline launched
    A new whistle-blowing helpline has been launched, aimed at employees who have concerns about child protection issues at work. The new child abuse helpline is run for the Home…
  • Compensation for Victim of Historic Sex Abuse by School Teacher
    Abuse specialist Rachel Thain reports on a successful compensation claim where we were able to overcome legal problems relating to the claimant’s delay in bringing his case We have…
  • Minister Resigns Over Allegations of Abuse within the Conservative Party
    Former Conservative party chairman, Grant Shapps, has resigned as International Development minister over accusations that he failed to respond to the alleged bullying of party activists. Mark Clarke, a…
  • Goddard’s Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will target Churches and…
    Judge Lowell Goddard’s inquiry into child sexual abuse is to investigate allegations against politicians and establishment figures, as well as a variety of public institutions. The Church of England…
  • Sex Abuse and the Methodist Church
    The Methodist Church in Britain has issued an ‘unreserved apology’ for decades of sexual abuse. An independent inquiry into complaints of physical and sexual abuse involving the Methodist Church…
  • Sexual Offences Continue to Rise
    Abuse lawyer Elaine Potter reports that there appears to be no let-up in the growing number of sex abuse crimes being reported. You can discuss your case with Elaine…
  • Date Rape Claims
    Making a date rape claim Making a date rape claim on a No Win, No Fee basis. Contact our confidential helpline on 0808 139 1597 for a free review…
  • Winton House Historic Abuse Claims
    Two ex-pupils of Winton House, an approved school in Hampshire, have spoken candidly to the BBC about "horrific abuse" suffered by them in the 1970s. The pair have decided…
  • Sexual Abuse and the Scout Association
    The abuse team at Slee Blackwell are representing a number of people who were subjected to sexual abuse while under the care of the Scout Association. An increasing number…
  • Hidden Cameras in Care Homes
    The Care Quality Commission has issued guidance for the first time advising on the use of hidden cameras to monitor the care of people in care homes and hospitals.…
  • Underley Hall School Child Sex Abuse Inquiry to be Reviewed
    Underley Hall School sex abuse scandal If you have been affected by the Underley Hall School sex abuse scandal and would like to know where you stand on making…
  • Abuse of the Elderly in a Changing Legal Landscape
    A brief overview of the Care Act 2014 and the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill in the context of the abuse of elderly people. Elder abuse has probably always…
  • Kendall House Abuse Review
    The Church of England has announced that it is to finally carry out a formal review of allegations that children who were placed at Kendall House in Kent were…
  • Scout Association admits rise in historical sexual abuse claims
    Historical sexual abuse claims against the Scout Association have risen dramatically since the publicity surrounding allegations against Jimmy Saville.  The Association has admitted that between  its formation in 1907…
  • Prevention Is Better Than Cure – High Court Grants Anti-Grooming…
    Significant advancements have been made in terms of the level of support and help available to victims of abuse, although there are still many areas of concern where improvements…
  • The Legal 500 and abusecompensation.co.uk
    Abuse compensation specialists, Slee Blackwell Solicitors, recommended in the field of personal injury law by prestigious legal guide. We are pleased to announce that Slee Blackwell Solicitors, the lawyers…
  • Sexual abuse by a hospital doctor
    Claiming compensation for sexual abuse by a doctor   If you would like to speak to a lawyer confidentially about claiming compensation for sexual abuse by a doctor then…
  • Birmingham PE Teacher Denies Child Abuse Charges
    Former Birmingham PE teacher, Marcus Marcussen, is facing charges of sexually assaulting boys between 1957 and 1978. Mr Marcussen worked at Ilmington Road Comprehensive School in Weoley Castle, Birmingham…
  • Government Inquiry into Handling of Child Sex Abuse Reports
    Rachel Thain, member of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers, welcomes the widespread inquiry announced recently. There are grave concerns about a Home Office cover up of reports of…
  • Cinderella Law – Is lack of love a crime?
    Abuse Solicitor, Nicki Cozens, Reports on the Proposed New Criminal Offence of Emotional Cruelty to Children The Government is considering whether to introduce a new criminal offence of emotional…
  • Shocking abuse revelations at residential homes in Northern Ireland
    A public inquiry has been ordered to investigate allegations of abuse, both sexual and physical, at residential care homes run by Sisters of Nazareth nuns in Derry. Ex-residents of…
  • New Support Group for Male Victims of Sexual Abuse
    Abuse Lawyer, James McNally, on the launch of Male Survivors South West Victims of sexual abuse can find gaining access to appropriate and on going support difficult. Facing the…
  • Football Coach Charged With Historic Sex Offences
    Devon football coach charged with sex abuse A man from Devon, Tony Mitchell, is facing charges of sexually abusing children. The youth football coach, now in his 70s, has…
  • Blocking Child Abuse Images on the Internet
    Abuse specialist, Rachel Thain, reports on action being taken to block images of child abuse on the internet Steps to block child abuse images on the internet have been…
  • Unanimous Guilty Verdict for Double Jeopardy Derby Rapist
    Just weeks after he was acquitted by a jury of charges of sexual assault and rape, Harbinder Khatkar went on a rampage, sexually assaulting a number of women over…
  • Child Abuse in the Roman Catholic Church – The Pope…
    Over recent years the Catholic Church has become embroiled in a series of allegations of serious sexual abuse, causing the institution itself to suffer enormous damage to its credibility…
  • Devon Paedophile John Bidmead Pleads Guilty
    John Bidmead, a 65 year old paedophile from Devon, who was caught with what police estimate to be over one million indecent images and movies of children has pleaded…
  • Sex Abuse Victims Afraid of Powerful Abusers
    Abuse executive, Rachel Thain, looks at how abusers often use positions of power and trust to carry out their evil deeds In cases of sexual abuse, it is common…
  • Abuse Lawyer Criticises Rape Lyrics
    Abuse specialist, Rachel Thain, looks at the damage done by lyrics in popular music which glorify and trivialise rape Once again there has been controversy surrounding song lyrics which…
  • Failure to Remove Abuse Claims
    Abuse specialist, Rachel Thain looks at the liability of Local Authorities for ‘failure to remove’ abuse victims. There have been a number cases reported in the media over recent…
  • North Wales Child Abuse Claims
    Operation Pallial: One year on Operation Pallial was launched in November 2012 with the task of investigating historical allegations of abuse involving a number of children’s homes in North…
  • Souter Sex Abuse Compensation Claims
    Ex-BBC presenter Michael Souter Sent to Prison for 26 Sexual Offences Further Victims Expected to Come Forward to Claim Compensation Michael Souter has been sentenced to 22 years for…
  • A Victory for Victims of Child Abuse
    Child abuse specialist, Rachel Thain, welcomes the publication of new guidelines for prosecutors in child abuse cases The Director of Public Prosecutions has published new guidelines for prosecutors. The…
  • Recovering Compensation in Abuse Claims
    Trainee Legal Executive, Jasmine Butler, looks at the compensation available to victims of abuse Abuse is unfortunately a stark reality for many people in Britain. Victims can be left…
  • Beeston School Abuse Teacher Convicted
    Teacher convicted for historic child sex offences Our abuse lawyers highlight another case of serious sexual assault by a teacher Father of 3, Mervyn Rush, 68, has been sent…
  • Victims of Child Abuse in Schools
    Child Abuse in our Schools: The Victim's Perspective In the light of Mervyn Rush’s conviction in Norfolk we look at child abuse from the point of view of the…
  • Rape Victims Claim Compensation from Taxi Rapist
    Will car insurers compensate victims of a taxi driver who sexually assaults his passengers? -Our abuse team consider the decision in AXN & Others v John Worboys and Inceptum…
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Abuse Claim Time Limits
    Important changes to the 2012 Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Scheme now published A short review of the impact new Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority time limit rules will have for…
  • Convicted paedophile Keith Ruby, now behind bars
    Former Somerset teacher is found guilty of sexual abuse and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment 36 year old former teacher Keith Ruby has been convicted of 16 counts of…
  • Call for Urgent Action After Report Highlights the Problem of…
    An interim report prepared by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner suggests that the incidence of child abuse in this country is more widespread than we feared. The report,…
  • Bryn Estyn: Uncovering The Truth
    Home Secretary Theresa May has announced that Keith Bristow, head of the New Crime Agency (NCA), will investigate allegations of child abuse at children's homes in North Wales dating…
  • Savile Abuse Claims – An Update
    Abuse lawyer, Caroline Hudson, provides an update on the sexual abuse compensation claims being made following the Jimmy Savile revelations Reports suggest that Jimmy Savile’s estate, the BBC and…
  • Burnham Police Community Support Officer Convicted of Sexually Abusing a…
    We report on another disturbing abuse case to hit the headlines in Somerset PCSO Lawrence Dunn was recently found guilty of six counts of sexual activity and two counts…
  • Savile Scandal Prompts Victims of Abuse to Speak Out
    The impact of the Jimmy Savile revelations on victims of sexual abuse In the past 5 days the NSPCC has received 40 calls in the wake of further allegations…
  • The Savile Legacy
    Inheritance dispute solicitor, Hayley Blyth, considers the impact the current scandal could have on Jimmy Savile's estate The last few weeks must have been very difficult for Jimmy Savile’s…
  • An update on Vicarious Liability – A move away from…
    The concept of vicarious liability, the principle that a faultless defendant becomes liable for a wrongdoing committed by his employee, servant or agent, remains good law. The doctrine stems…
  • Nigel Leat Victims – The Latest Update
    The Overview report following the Serious Case Review (SCR), which was commissioned by North Somerset Safeguarding Children Board (NSSCB) after the arrest of Nigel Leat in December 2010, has…
  • Burnham on Sea scout leader, David Burland, jailed for 15…
    Former scout leader, David Burland, has been found guilty of 33 sexual offences against children over a 23 year period. He has now been jailed for 15 years following…
  • No Legal Immunity for Local Authorities – Councils Lose Protection…
    Historically, local authorities were protected by ‘immunity from suit’ in respect of  negligence claims on public policy grounds, on the basis that the risk of legal proceedings could deter…
  • Essex County Council Pays Compensation to Abuse Victims for Failure…
    In a landmark settlement Essex County Council has paid four siblings sexual abuse compensation totalling nearly £1m for failing to protect them from sexual abuse by their father and uncle.…
  • Paedophile is Jailed following Child Abuse at Somerset School
    We report on the harrowing story of child abuse of young children at a North Somerset School. A school teacher has been jailed indefinitely for child abuse, Nigel Leat…
  • Compensation Following Successful Claim against a Council
    Our abuse lawyers assess the impact of four claimants winning record abuse compensation following their successful claim against a council. ABB & Others v Central Milton Keynes Council Three…
  • Church Abuse Claims
    We'd look at the growing the number of child abuse claims being made against the church There can be nothing more terrifying for a child than to be abused by an…

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