Firm profile submitted by Blake Morgan
THE FIRM With 130 partners and over 900 staff working across southern England and Wales, Blake Morgan is one of the leading full-service law firms, providing their clients with access to a depth of legal skill and experience. Blake Morgan acts for large corporates, SMEs, entrepreneurs, public sector and charity organisations as well as private individuals and their families. 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. The firm has an active CR programme which focuses on local and business communities, encouraging its people to be actively engaged, whether through advising on the Local Enterprise Partnerships for Regeneration, sporting networks or charitable endeavours. The firm has received a number of accolades including being named Regulatory Team of the Year at the Lawyer Awards 2015.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK Blake Morgan advises corporates, entrepreneurs, private wealth, public sector organisations and charities in a full range of legal services.
The firm has ambitious plans to grow and lead in its core sector areas:
■Banking and finance - acting for 3 of the 4 high street banks in the UK as well as niche high street local lending banks
■Charities - acting for over 500 charities and not-for-profit organisations in England and Wales
■Development and construction - acting for 4 of the top 10 UK house builders and leading regional house builders
■Education - act for over 100 state maintained and public schools, academies, colleges and universities
■Health and social care - lead legal advisors to the NHS in Wales and appointed to panels such as NHS England and NHS shared business services ■Professional regulators - awarded Regulatory Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2015
■Retail and leisure - 4 out of the top 10 supermarkets and advisors to major high street retailers and national leisure retailers
■Social housing - advising over 70 social housing providers across Wales and southern England
The firm also acts for private individuals and entrepreneurs, advising on a range of personal and business issues from tax, succession and wealth planning to property matters, family law and disputes.