Leading law firm Blake Morgan has announced the promotion of 16 lawyers who work across its south coast offices.
The firm, which has offices in Portsmouth and Southampton, says the large number of lawyers taking a step up underlines its commitment to nurturing and developing talent in-house.
The promotions are made as Blake Morgan celebrates a successful year for its South Coast specialists with a diverse client base that includes The Southern Co-operative, Wightlink, Raymond Brown, Radian Group, Premier Marinas and Beale plc.
The firm’s south coast offices also enjoyed a very strong presence in this year’s Legal 500 and Chambers directories, which recommend lawyers from across the UK, with 23 of its teams in the south listed in Chambers – seven with the highest Band 1 ranking.
Among the 16 promotions, three lawyers within the Built Environment Division have been promoted to Senior Associate.
Chris Carr has been recognised for the quality of specialist legal advice he provides to registered providers of social housing. Having worked in the sector for over eight years he has a wealth of experience in residential lease assignments and shared ownership agreements.
Liz Covill who specialises in corporate property transactions, primarily for clients in the retail and leisure industries, and Caroline Lindon-Morris, who provides advice to landowners, farm partnerships, corporates and agri-businesses seeking to diversify and develop the use of their agricultural property, also become Senior Associates.
The three promotions reflect the increasing demand for real estate advice in the Solent region and Blake Morgan’s position as a firm of choice for property developers and investors in key regeneration and investment projects on the South Coast.
Employment Law expert Lisa Wallis, travel claims specialist Eleanor Armstrong and the head of costs team Andy Harnett also become Senior Associates in the latest promotions round.
Regional Senior Partner, Sadak Miah said: “I would like to congratulate all my Blake Morgan colleagues on their promotions – each and every one is well-deserved.
“As a firm we place huge value on our culture of mentoring, training and developing the talent that we have and this is demonstrated by our policy of promoting from within wherever possible. The high number of promotions that we announce today is a source of great pride and shows the extent of expertise that we have within the firm at all levels.”
This latest round of promotions reflects Blake Morgan’s commitment to investing in its people to achieve exemplary levels of client service. Across its offices in Portsmouth, Southampton, London, Oxford, Reading and Cardiff, Blake Morgan has promoted 44 members of staff.