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“You can't find a more professional or committed firm than Blake Morgan anywhere.”

Client testimonial Chambers UK
Blake Morgan’s teams and leading individuals have been recognised for the strength and depth of their expertise in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500, the authoritative guides to the legal profession in the UK.

Chambers UK has listed 56 of Blake Morgan teams from around the UK in its 2018 edition – with 21 of those achieving the highest Band 1 ranking and a further 27 rated in Band 2.

It describes the firm as “one of the leading full-service law firms, providing clients with access to a depth of legal skill and experience”.

It adds: “Clients have a deep reservoir of goodwill for the firm as a result of its ‘exemplary service’ code of practice, its heritage and the access it provides to expertise, resource and sector specialisms.”

Among the teams placed in Tier 1 is Blake Morgan’s employment practice, named as a “National leader outside London”.

Top rankings also came for the firm’s Family, Litigation. Planning and Social Housing teams in the Thames Valley, its Intellectual Property, Pensions and Professional Negligence experts in the south, and its Social Housing, Restructuring and Insolvency, Real Estate Litigation and Corporate teams in Wales.

The firm, which has offices in Cardiff, London, Oxford, Portsmouth, Reading and Southampton, is also celebrating success for its leading individuals, with a total of 78 individuals listed in the directory.

Blake Morgan lawyers achieved an impressive 25 Band 1 rankings, with 16 listed in the second tier.

Chambers UK: A Client’s Guide to the Legal Profession is compiled from research including interviews with clients and other law firms and is widely respected as the leading legal guide in the UK.

Mike Wilson, Managing Partner at Blake Morgan, said: “We are proud to once again have an extremely strong showing for Blake Morgan in this directory, based on the views of clients and peers.

“It is clear that clients highly value the expertise and knowledge of our leading teams across the full range of legal services, as well as the exemplary client service that we offer.”

Our legal teams are also celebrating a strong presence in the 2017 edition of the prestigious Legal 500 directory, which sees an increase in the number of lawyers achieving “recommended” status.

The directory reviews the strengths of lawyers across the UK and recommends them based on how they are seen by clients and their peers. A total of 38 lawyers from across our offices in England and Wales are named elite “leading lawyers” – the highest accolade the directory can give. Significantly, 159 Blake Morgan lawyers were listed as “recommended” – a large increase on 103 in the previous year.

The directory placed 33 of our practice areas in its top-rated Tier 1 ranking – among them Corporate and Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Private Client, Commercial Property, Employment, Health, Education, Pensions, Local Government, Social Housing, Intellectual Property, and IT and Telecoms. A further 40 practice areas were “recommended”.

“Blake Morgan attracts praise for the impressive breadth and depth of legal talent housed within the team whose expertise and depth of capability is excellent. The firm provides a truly exceptional level of service in an efficient and friendly manner, and the team is always supportive, accommodating and flexible to all requests that are made, which allows the client to make an effective and informed decision.”

Legal 500 2017

“We are proud to once again have an extremely strong showing for Blake Morgan in the directories, based on the views of clients and peers. It is clear that clients highly value the expertise and knowledge of our leading teams across the full range of legal services, as well as the exemplary client service that we offer.”

Mike Wilson Managing Partner