Somerset Lawyers – Legal 500 Recommended – Lexcel Accredited
  • "Chris (Holten) was more than helpful and understanding in what became a difficult matter for me. He exercised a great deal of patience, explained things clearly ... I would certainly recommend him and Slee Blackwell and would return to him in future. his knowledge and expertise was greatly valued and appreciated."

    C. Fowler, Devon
  • "I would highlight the complete professionalism throughout my case. A friendly informative 1 to 1 basis, not always telling you what you want to hear BUT advising you what you MIGHT be in for. I will have NO hesitation in recommending Slee Blackwell and in particular, Lee Dawkins. I am a 100% happy client."

    (Professional Negligence case)

    R Piper, Spain.
  • "I was satisfied with all aspects of the service  that I received. Thank you."

    (Professional Negligence case)

    K. Bowlzer, Derby.
  • "Very helpful, very friendly. Thank you for everything you have done."

    (Professional Negligence case)

    V. Hibbert, Derbyshire.
  • "I am very grateful to James McNally and his secretary. They were just 'brill'. They handled my case with the utmost care."

    (Personal injury claim)

    P McGregor, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
  • "James McNally helped me to receive the maximum compensation for my injury."

    (Personal injury claim)

    T. O'Brien, Brighton, Sussex.
  • "Throughout the process Chris (Holten) kept us informed with professionalism and sensitivity. His kindness was greatly appreciated."

    S. Edwards, Calstock, Cornwall.
  • "Naomi (Ireson) provided an excellent service from start to finish. Her communication skills are excellent which helped to contain our anxiety during the stressful periods of the case. We always felt she was on our side and I would highly recommend her to anyone needing a similar service."

    J Preston, Clitheroe, Lancashire.
  • "Thank you again … In fact I can’t say it enough. Neither can my mum. She sends a huge thank you too. the relief is incredible, my life has changed beyond belief and I couldn’t have done it without you."

    E.W. Taunton, Somerset.
  • "I would like to say from the moment Chris (Holten) took my case on he immediately made me feel more at ease. Chris was always confident and polite and would always explain everything to me in terms that I could understand. I thank him very much for making me feel I was his only case the whole way through. Nothing was too much trouble. Chris is an absolute credit to your firm and I would have no qualms in recommending him to others should they require his expert advice."

    A Staff, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

Fixed Fee Dispute Service

Fixed Fee Dispute Service

We will review your case documents and provide legal advice on resolving the dispute for a fixed fee of £200 plus VAT

  • Contract Disputes
  • Property Disputes
  • Consumer Disputes
  • Business Disputes

Our civil dispute team are regularly asked to consider whether a potential case has legal merit and whether it should be pursued.

Because law firms generally charge on an hourly basis it can make it difficult for people to budget for legal costs. As a result they can often end up incurring substantial fees only to find out that the legal case is not as strong as they had hoped.

We have therefore launched our Fixed Fee Dispute Service.

For a fixed fee of £200 plus VAT* we will:

  • review the case documents (including any contract, terms & conditions and key correspondence);
  • identify the legal issues;
  • provide legal advice by telephone or email;
  • advising on funding options that might be available, such as No Win, No Fee.     

Once this exercise has been carried out you will then have a better idea of the strengths and weaknesses of your case and the legal options that are open to you. You can make an informed choice as to whether you wish to proceed with your case and how to go about it.

If you wish to take advantage of our Fixed Fee Dispute Service then call us on 01823 354545.

Alternatively you can send brief details of your case to us by email at


* This service is only suitable for cases of low to moderate complexity where the key documents are limited in number and size. We reserve the right to decline instructions where we feel that we cannot provide legal advice within the scope of this service.


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