Blake Morgan praised as leaders in client services for wealthy individuals


Posted on 5th October 2017
Blake Morgan has been named as a leader in private client services for wealthy individuals in a prestigious guide by Chambers and Partners.

Chambers has listed the firm’s South Coast and Thames Valley teams in Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) 2017 – the authoritative guide to law firms providing high-quality and professional advice and support to domestic and international clients.

Chambers HNW 2017 is the second edition of the guide, which features in-depth commentary about the leading lawyers and law firms for wealthy individuals and families. The listing is based on research including interviews with clients and other law firms.

The guide describes Blake Morgan’s “strong” succession and tax practice on the South Coast in glowing terms, referring to their “depth of talented and experienced lawyers” and “professional attitude and desire to deal with things promptly”. Listing the firm in its Band 2, Chambers HNW 2017 refers to the team being “excellent in every aspect”.

Partner Simon Treherne, who specialises in advising entrepreneurial private clients, is listed as a key contact at the firm in the guide.

The guide also describes Blake Morgan’s succession and tax practice in Oxford in glowing terms, referring to an “excellent firm” that is one of the “bigger players” in the private client field in the region. Listing the firm in its Band 2, Chambers HNW 2017 refers to the team’s “excellent attention to detail” and their ability to give clients “realistic but sensitive advice”.

Partner James Greig, a longstanding partner in the Thames Valley, is listed in the guide, referring to him as “very bright” and “well-regarded among peers”.

Associate Philip Allen, who specialises in wills, trusts, asset protection, and powers of attorney, is described as a “very thoughtful” lawyer who gives “solid advice”.

Helen Bunker, Divisional Director of Private Law at Blake Morgan, said: “In these unsettled times, it is more important than ever that clients have trusted advisers who understand their needs.

“At Blake Morgan, we pride ourselves on developing close personal relationships in the knowledge that we are often the first port of call in the event of a change in a client’s personal, family or financial circumstances.

“We are delighted that the strength of Blake Morgan’s private client offering for high net-worth individuals has been recognised in this highly-respected guide.”

Blake Morgan provides all of the traditional private client services of a top 50 law firm, and takes pride in niche offerings such as family mediation, wealth preservation, non-domiciled tax advice, US/UK tax planning, leasehold enfranchisement, driver defence, dispute resolution and claims against professionals.

The private law team at Blake Morgan act for high net-worth individuals; entrepreneurs and owners of business; farms and estates; and families that require advice on succession and tax, residential property or sensitive family issues spanning divorce, mediation and mental capacity.

The team is committed to delivering a personal service and has a solid reputation for providing innovative solutions to meet the needs of their clients.

The Chambers HNW 2017 listing is available here.

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