South Coast lawyers praised by legal directory

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Blake Morgan’s leading teams and most respected individuals in Portsmouth and Southampton 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 17 of the firm’s teams in the south its 2017 edition, with seven of those achieving the highest Band 1 ranking, eight at Band 2 and two in the third band.

The directory described Blake Morgan’s various teams 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 Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Crime, Employment, Intellectual Property, Pensions, Private Client and Professional Negligence teams in the south.

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 the south and its expertise in retail, charity and education and both public and private organisations.

The firm is also named as a National Leader outside London in its Band 2-ranked Banking and Finance, Litigation and Social Housing practices.

Blake Morgan is also celebrating success for its leading individuals on the south coast, with a total of 27 of its lawyers listed in Chambers. Of those, 12 achieved the highest Band 1 listing, with four in Band 2, six in Band 3 and two in Band 4. The directory also looked at up-and-coming solicitors, with six of the firm’s 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.

Sadak Miah, Regional Partner for Blake Morgan’s south coast offices, said: 

“Our latest directory results show another stellar year for Blake Morgan’s Portsmouth and Southampton teams. Chambers UK is a widely respected and prestigious guide to the legal profession and I am pleased that we have been rated so highly by our clients and peers. I would like to thank our lawyers and business support staff for their dedication to delivering excellent client service."