• Solicitors win NSPCC award

    We are very proud to announce that Slee Blackwell Solicitors have won a regional NSPCC Childhood Champion Award for Corporate Partner of the Year . The NSPCC award recognises our ‘outstanding efforts and contribution to the NSPCC’ which has impacted on children and young people’s lives. Abuse...

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  • Jehovah's Witness sex abuse claims in the spotlight

    Sex abuse claims against The Jehovah’s Witnesses UK are once again in the media spotlight. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), which is already specifically investigating institutional failures in the Anglican and Roman Catholic churches, is now considering a separate...

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  • Sexual assault at work compensation claim

    This is a case study of a woman who suffered sexual assault at work and appointed us to pursue a compensation claim against her employer.   Our client worked in an office attached to a factory. For many months she was subjected to sexual harassment from her team leader. This included unwelcome...

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  • Woman wins sexual assault claim against employer

    Specialist abuse lawyer, Elizabeth Duncan, has recently won a sexual assault claim against the employer of a woman who was attacked while working as a home care provider.  Despite managers and other staff being well aware of a particular service user’s sexualised language to home carers our client’...

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  • Local Authorities to be liable for abuse by foster parents

    Supreme Court rules that local authorities are to be held vicariously liable for abuse perpetrated by foster parents A long awaited judgment has been handed down by the Supreme Court in the case of Armes v Nottingham Council. This landmark decision is a welcome change to the legal landscape in...

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  • Abuse of elderly people set to become a major world problem

    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 percentage of people being classed as 'elderly'. One of the downsides to ageing is that we become more and more vulnerable as we grow older...

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  • Children's Society reacts to reports of child sex abuse

    Rachel Thain, a specialist abuse lawyer, looks at the latest news to emerge concerning the Children's Society The Children’s Society, founded in 1881, is a charity that describes itself as brave, ambitious, supportive and trusted. On their website, the Children’s Society states, “we are...

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  • Latest child abuse statistics suggest emotional abuse is a growing problem

    Child abuse lawyer, Rachel Thain, discusses the NSPCC's latest figures on emotional abuse The NSPCC has published a new report entitled How Safe Are Our Children? The 5th annual conference looked at how safe our children are, providing child protection professionals the opportunity to meet to...

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  • Victim of historic sex abuse by a priest wins compensation claim

    We recently represented a client in relation to sexual abuse that he had suffered at the hands of a priest in the late 1970s. Our client, who was just 9 years old at the time, had served as an altar boy in the church and attended the associated primary school. He was groomed and sexually abused by...

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  • Case Study: Abuse by a scout leader

    Our client was an active member of the Scouts from the age of 10 after moving up from the Cubs. However, it was while he was with the Scouts that he suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a Scout Leader. The Scout Leader would use opportunities to be alone with our client to sexually abuse him. This...

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