Lawyers at Blake Morgan are celebrating having increased their Tier 1 rankings in the 2020 edition of the prestigious Legal 500 directory.
The Legal 500 directory reviews and recognises the strengths of law firms and their lawyers based on extensive research and feedback from clients and peers.
In this year’s directory, the firm received 72 rankings and saw 37 practice areas ranked as ‘Tier 1′ the accolade for those delivering best-in-class service.
This included the firm’s Corporate and Commercial, Banking and Finance, Employment and Pensions, Family Law, Public Sector, Real Estate and Construction practices. Blake Morgan also secured Tier 1 ranks for Intellectual Property, Corporate Tax and IT and Telecoms.
The Blake Morgan Injury Group also had reason to celebrate with two Tier 1 rankings for Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury.
The directory also recognised the specialist expertise of the firm’s legal advisors with 75 ranked lawyers in this year’s edition. Thirty seven lawyers received the ‘Leading Individuals’ accolade in recognition of their commercial approach to finding legal solutions to their client’s business challenges. Among those listed were Kath Shimmin who heads up the firm’s Banking & Finance division and is recognised by the directory as being “a very commercial and responsive partner”. Eve Piffaretti who is head of office in Cardiff and leads the firm’s Public Sector team in Wales and “has a real depth of extensive on behalf of public sector entities” and Robert Cherry, Head of Corporate, who is recognised for his “strong ties in the market for a varied mix of corporate, private equity sponsors and SME’s”. In addition 25 lawyers were named ‘Rising Stars’ and 13 were recognised as ‘Next Generation Lawyers’.
Bruce Potter, Chairman at Blake Morgan, said: “We are extremely proud to have increased both our Tier 1 Rankings and the number of individual lawyers recognised in the latest Legal 500 directory. This is testament to the dedication and commitment of our legal teams to finding relevant and commercially realistic legal solutions to benefit our clients and their businesses both now and in the future.
“It has also been another successful year for our private client teams who help our clients navigate sensitive and complex family, tax and probate issues. These rankings come directly from clients and peers and I would like to thank our partners and people for delivering an outstanding service to them.”