Leading law firm Blake Morgan is celebrating a strong presence in the 2017 edition of the prestigious Legal 500 directory, which sees an increase in the number of lawyers achieving “recommended” status.
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.
A total of 38 lawyers from across the firm’s offices in England and Wales were named elite “leading lawyers” – the highest accolade the directory can give. Significantly, 159 Blake Morgan lawyers were listed as “recommended” – a large increase on 103 in the previous year.
The Legal 500 placed 33 of the firm’s practice areas in its top-rated Tier 1 ranking – among them Corporate and Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Private Client, Commercial Property, Employment, Health, Education, Pensions, Local Government, Social Housing, Intellectual Property, and IT and Telecoms. A further 40 practice areas were “recommended”. The results reflect the firm’s deep understanding of its clients’ sectors and the regional markets they operate in.
The directory notes: “Blake Morgan attracts praise for the impressive breadth and depth of legal talent housed within the team whose expertise and depth of capability is excellent. The firm provides a truly exceptional level of service in an efficient and friendly manner, and the team is always supportive, accommodating and flexible to all requests that are made, which allows the client to make an effective and informed decision.”
It adds that “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 (pictured) said: “Exceptional client service delivered by talented lawyers is at the heart of everything we do at Blake Morgan. The directory results underline 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.”