Blake Morgan's Thames Valley team celebrate outstanding success in Legal 500 2016

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Lawyers at leading Thames Valley 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.

Five partners from the firm’s Oxford and Reading offices were named as “leading individuals” – the highest accolade the directory can give.

They are Chris Potts, who leads the Commercial Litigation team in the Thames Valley, praised for his “extensive experience in High Court litigation”; Corporate and Commercial specialist Guy Constant; Construction Team leader Richard Wade; Corporate and Commercial partner Penny Rinta-Suksi, described by the directory as a “key name for governance advice”; and Family team partner Christine Plews, who, the directory noted, “knows when to push a point but is also understanding of the client’s needs”; and Gayle Curry, recognised by the directory for her work for NHS bodies and private healthcare providers as part of Blake Morgan’s “powerhouse” healthcare team;

Listed as “recommended” by the directory were 31 lawyers who work across Blake Morgan’s offices at Seacourt Tower offices, Oxford, and Apex Plaza, Reading.

The Legal 500 placed five practice areas in the firm’s Thames Valley offices in its top-rated Tier 1 ranking – Commercial Litigation, Commercial Property, Corporate and Commercial, Employment and Family Law.

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.”

Mike Wilson, Managing Partner at Blake Morgan, 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."