Blake Morgan Group
Blake Morgan Group is a group of law businesses that deliver legal services through separately constituted legal entities authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The Group is made up of Blake Morgan Group LLP, Blake Morgan LLP and Blake Lapthorn.
Blake Morgan Group LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales and the holding LLP for the Blake Morgan group of legal service businesses. Its registered number is OC392099 and SRA number 613716. It has its registered office at Harbour Court, Compass Road, North Harbour, Portsmouth PO6 4ST. A full list of members is available at all offices. The term Partner is used to refer to a member of Blake Morgan Group LLP. There is no relationship of partnership within the meaning of the Partnership Act 1890 between all or any of the individuals so designated in Blake Morgan Group LLP.
Blake Morgan LLP
Blake Morgan LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Blake Morgan Group LLP. Its registered number OC392078 and SRA number 613715. It has its registered office at Harbour Court, Compass Road, North Harbour, Portsmouth PO6 4ST. A full list of members is available at all offices. The term Partner is used to refer to a member of Blake Morgan LLP. There is no relationship of partnership within the meaning of the Partnership Act 1890 between all or any of the individuals so designated in Blake Morgan LLP.
Blake Lapthorn is a partnership, a member of the Blake Morgan Group and a wholly owned subsidiary undertaking of Blake Morgan LLP. Its principal place of business is at Harbour Court, Compass Road, North Harbour, Portsmouth PO6 4ST. BL Claims Solicitors is a trading name of Blake Lapthorn. Blake Lapthorn is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under SRA Number 448793. A full list of its partners is available at all our offices.
Details of the fundamental ethical and professional standards that apply to us as an English law firm may be viewed on the Solicitors Regulation Authority website.
As key professionals, we facilitate transactions on behalf of many different clients and in that capacity we must act at all times with integrity, uphold the law and not engage in criminal activity. It is well known that criminals attempt to use law firms as a cover for their activities and, as a result, we are required by law to be diligent. Of particular relevance in this regard are the following:
- The Money Laundering Regulations 2007 impose a legal obligation on us to verify the identity of all our clients, to get to know them and to understand the reasoning behind the instructions they give.
- The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 establishes several offences relating to the laundering of money, failing to report suspected money laundering and tipping off where money laundering is suspected.
- The Terrorism Act 2000 establishes several offences relating to the engagement in or facilitating terrorism as well as possessing funds for terrorist purposes.
We do not tolerate financial crime in any form either within our business or in those we do business with. This includes corruption (including bribery), tax evasion and its facilitation. The firm has in place Anti-Corruption and Bribery, and Anti-Facilitation of Tax Evasion Policies and procedures to identify and prevent unethical, corrupt and tax-evasive practices. If you have reasonable cause to suspect such practice(s) in your dealings with us then you should report your suspicions immediately in confidence to the Head of Risk and Compliance, Karen Kirk at Blake Morgan LLP, Apex Plaza, Forbury Road, Reading RG1 1AX on email or by calling 0118 955 3080.
We maintain professional indemnity insurance in accordance with the mandatory requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The relevant certificate can be viewed and downloaded below. In addition to the mandatory requirements, we carry additional insurance cover to the value of £100 million, a copy of confirmation of this is also available below.
We pride ourselves on the level of service we provides to our clients. Sometimes things go wrong and in that unlikely event we have a Written Complaints Procedure to ensure that complaints are dealt with promptly, fairly and effectively. A copy of our Written Complaints Procedure can be supplied on request or can be downloaded below.