Thames Valley solicitors praised in legal directory

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Lawyers at Thames Valley firm Blake Morgan have been highlighted as among the best in their field in the latest edition of a prestigious legal directory.

The 2015 edition of Chambers includes improved ratings for the firm’s private client and family law teams, with the family team achieving the top Tier 1 ranking.

Christine Plews, a partner in Oxford’s family law team, was particularly praised by the directory, which noted her as “very good at mediating reasonable solutions for clients in a tricky and sensitive area”.

Oxford's Employment team were also promoted to the top tier in the region.

Elsewhere, Thames Valley Blake Morgan lawyers in banking and finance, social housing, crime, litigation, corporate and real estate are also among those ranked.

The guide, widely regarded as the most authoritative guide to the legal profession in the UK, also highlights the firm’s planning and construction teams, which retain their top Tier 1 ranking.

Chambers UK: A Client’s Guide to the Legal Profession is compiled from research including interviews with clients and other law firms.

Firm-wide, Blake Morgan is ranked in 65 practice areas, with Tier 1 rankings for areas including banking and finance, agriculture and rural affairs, construction, crime, employment, intellectual property, licensing, pensions and real estate.

Mike Wilson, Blake Morgan regional senior partner for the Thames Valley, said: “I’m delighted with this strong showing in Chambers which shows the high regard in which our firm is held by our clients and peers.”