About Us

We are specialist criminal injury solicitors.

This website, CICA Criminal Injury Solicitors, is operated by Slee Blackwell Solicitors LLP, an award-winning legal firm dealing CICA criminal injuries compensation claims on a no win – no fee basis nationwide.

Our expertise in the field of injury law has earned us a recommendation in the Legal 500. In the 2023 edition of the influential  guide, lawyer Elizabeth Duncan was highlighted as a key individual who it said was, “noted for her work handling claims made to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, particularly involving childhood sexual and physical abuse.”

The team also includes Carly Sylvester who was named as Young Achiever of the Year at the Personal Injury Awards 2023. Making the announcement the judges commented that Carly demonstrates passion for the law and does not shy away from the hard work needed to be successful in her field. They also noted her track record of achieving impressive financial outcomes for her clients in a number of notable cases.

More recently, Carly has been shortlisted for Rising Star at the DASLS Awards 2024.

Our lawyers are dedicated to ensuring that victims of violent crime receive maximum compensation.  We are members of both the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers. We have also been awarded Lexcel accreditation by the Law Society for excellence in legal client care.

We pride ourselves on being sensitive, approachable and speaking plain English.  We recognise that the legal process is complicated and sometimes slow-moving, so we do everything we can to make things as easy for you as possible.

As specialist criminal injury solicitors we are happy to talk things through with you on a no-obligation basis.

We have an enviable track record of success and have helped victims of crime to receive awards of compensation far in excess of the figures they were originally offered by the CICA.

We helped one client challenge the CICA’s offer of £16,500. Their award was increased to £181,000 following this successful CICA appeal.

In another CICA claim, a client who was on course for receiving the basic award of £22,000 actually received over £210,000 as a result of the legal evidence we obtained.

We operate a free CICA helpline which you can call at any time for free legal guidance on making a CICA claim and the funding options available.

If you would like free guidance on making a CICA claim then simply call our specialist CICA solicitors on freephone 0333 888 0446 or e-mail us.