Blake Morgan crowned law firm of the year at Solent Deals Awards
Leading law firm Blake Morgan is celebrating after retaining their title as Law Firm of the Year at the prestigious Solent Deal Awards 2018.
The annual awards recognise and celebrate excellence in deal making across the South Coast. They attract entries from banks, private equity houses, business advisors and other intermediaries who have played a key role in supporting the growth of Solent businesses.
Blake Morgan fought off stiff competition from other South Coast firms to win the award which recognises their high-quality advice on deals, relationships within the local deal making community and strength in depth of their corporate team. They were praised by the judging panel for their work on a number of high profile deals including two which were crowned 'Deal of the Year' in their respective categories on the evening: Lucketts Acquisition of Solent Coaches and the MBO of the Quarr Group.
The firm, which has offices in Southampton and Portsmouth, were also recognised for their specialist knowledge and understanding of the local business market and their innovative approach to overcoming challenges that arise in complex deal transactions.
Commenting on the award win, James Hawkeswood, who heads up the Solent corporate team said:
"The South Coast has a thriving business community and we are pleased to have had the opportunity to drive forward many of the region's stand-out deals again this year. The Law Firm of the Year award demonstrates our commitment to really understanding our clients, their business objectives and providing innovative and pragmatic legal advice that helps accelerate their growth and success."
Blake Morgan has an enviable reputation for building lasting relationships with businesses in the region. The corporate team is acknowledged within the legal industry and in the independent legal directories, for providing a first-class level of service across a wide range of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, sales, private equity and joint ventures.