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Firm profile submitted by Blake Morgan

Managing Partner: Mike Wilson
Chairman: Bruce Potter
Chief Operating Officer: Elizabeth Carr
Number of partners: 120+
Total Staff: 800+
Other Offices: The firm is part of Blake Morgan group, which has offices in Cardiff, London, Oxford, Portsmouth and Southampton.

Administrative & Public Law:
Emyr Lewis
ADR: Susie Dryden
Agriculture & Estates: Oliver Sowton
Banking: Kathryn Shimmin
Charities Ben Brice
Clinical Negligence: John White
Competition: Simon Stokes
Commercial Litigation: Susie Dryden (Regions) Sarah Rees (London)
Construction: Richard Wade
Corporate & Commercial: Robert Cherry
Data Protection: Simon Stokes
Debt Recovery: Sadak Miah
Education: Matthew Smith
Employment: Mike Wilson
Environment: John Mitchell
Family Law: Christine Plews
Financial Services: Kathryn Shimmin
Franchising: Sheilah Mackie
Government: Penny Rinta-Suksi
Health & Safety: Claire Rawle
Health & Social Care: Bruce Potter
Insolvency & Business Recovery: Paul Caldicott
IP: Jill Bainbridge
IT: Sheilah Mackie
Judicial Review: Allan Wilson
Licensing: Jon Wallsgrove
Litigation (Commercial): Alison McClure
Mental Health: Eve Piffaretti
Outsourcing: Joanne Davies
Partnerships: Andrew Miscampbell
Pensions: John Hamilton
Personal Injury: David Healy
Planning: Guthrie McGruer
Private Client: Helen Bunker
Procurement: Simon McCann
Professional Regulatory: Bradley Albuery
Public Law: Emyr Lewis
Publishing: Simon Stokes
Real Estate: Philip Jardine
Real Estate Litigation: Daniel Kidd
Retail & Leisure: Oliver Sowton
Residential Property: Mark Scott
Social Housing: Kate Silverman 
Tax: Simon Court
Travel: Daniel Scognamiglio

THE FIRM With over 120 partners and 800 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 Property Law Firm of the Year at the South Coast Property Awards 2016.

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 & 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 & 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 & Social Care - Lead legal advisors to the NHS in Wales and appointed to panels such as NHS England and NHS shared business services
■ Government - Advising on a large number of local authority projects specialising in leisure, housing, joint ventures and regeneration.
Professional Regulators - Awarded Regulatory Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2015
■ Retail & 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.


  • 6 New Street Square,
  • London,
  • UK
  • Tel (020) 7405 2000
  • Fax 0844 620 3402
  • Email : [email protected]