Blake Morgan's team in Wales celebrate outstanding success in Legal 500

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Lawyers at leading Welsh law firm Blake Morgan are celebrating a strong presence in the 2016 edition of the prestigious Legal 500 directory.

 The directory, just published, reviews the strengths of lawyers across the UK and recommends them based on how they are seen by clients and their peers.

In a glowing profile, it describes Blake Morgan as “one of the leading full service law firms” and praises its depth of legal skill and experience.

A total of 29 lawyers from the firm’s Cardiff office are listed as recommended – and among them 19 are named as “leading individuals” – the highest accolade the directory can give.

The leading individuals include Corporate and Commercial partner Robert Cherry, described as “excellent and experienced”; Meryl Morgan in Banking and Finance, praised for her “transactional expertise”; insolvency and corporate recovery specialist Paul Caldicott, noted as “one of the best insolvency lawyers in Wales”; and the “practical and pragmatic” Sian Jones in the firm’s social housing team.

Also given the accolade were: Commercial litigation lawyers Allan Wilson and Lee Fisher; employment lawyer Michael Clarke; Claire Rawle and Robin Havard, who lead the firm’s health and safety practice; pensions specialist Michael Prior, Clinical Negligence lawyer David Mortimer; Awen Mellick and Nicky Sherrard in personal tax, trusts and probate; Christopher Williams of the public sector team, Geoff Reed, Nigel Griffiths and Philip Jardine in commercial property; property litigator Russell Price, and IT and Telecoms law specialist Justin Harrington.

The directory notes: “Blake Morgan is one of the leading full-service law firms, providing its clients with access to a depth of legal skill and experience. 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.”

Emyr Lewis, Regional Senior Partner in Wales, said: “Expertise and outstanding client service are at the heart of everything we do at Blake Morgan. The directory results reflect our continued growth and success this year and we are proud that the expertise and professionalism of our partners and their teams has been recognised by our clients and peers. With the recent opening of our new flagship office in Central Square we look forward to building on this success in the region."