Blake Morgan praised as Thames Valley leaders in legal directory

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Blake Morgan’s leading teams and most respected individuals in the Thames Valley have given a resounding show of strength in Chambers and Partners - the authoritative guide to the legal profession in the UK.

Chambers UK has listed 23 of the firm’s teams in the south in its 2017 edition, with seven of those achieving the highest Band 1 ranking, 15 at Band 2 and one in the third band.

The directory described Blake Morgan’s various teams, including those at its Oxford and Reading offices, in glowing terms, referring to a “pre-eminent full service firm” with “highly-experienced” lawyers and “excellent” client service.

The Band 1 rankings were for the firm’s Employment, Family/Matrimonial, Intellectual Property, Pensions, Planning, Professional Negligence, and Social Housing teams in the south, Thames Valley and Oxford and the surrounds.

Blake Morgan’s Employment practice was given the accolade of being declared a top-tier National Leader outside London, with the directory observing the firm’s “notable offerings” in Oxford and its expertise in retail, charity and education and both public and private organisations.

The firm is also noted as a National Leader outside London with key offices in Oxford and Reading for its Band 2-ranked Banking and Finance, Litigation and Social Housing practices.

Blake Morgan is also celebrating success for its leading individuals in the Thames Valley, with a total of 19 of its lawyers in the region listed in Chambers.

Of those, four achieved the highest Band 1 listing, with five in Band 2, four in Band 3 and one in Band 4. The directory also looked at up-and-coming solicitors, with three of the firm’s Thames Valley associates noted as “Associates to Watch”.

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.

In total, Chambers UK has listed 58 of Blake Morgan teams from around the UK in its 2017 edition – with 22 of those achieving the highest Band 1 ranking and 27 rated in Band 2.

Mike Wilson, Blake Morgan Managing Partner, said: “This is an extremely strong showing for Blake Morgan’s Portsmouth and Southampton teams in a widely respected and prestigious guide to expertise and client service in the legal profession.

“I’m particularly pleased with these rankings because they are based on the views of clients and peers who have given an overwhelmingly positive view of their experiences with the firm.

“I am immensely proud of the high number of practice areas and individuals in this year’s directory, which demonstrates the strength and depth of our teams in the south and throughout our full service offering.”