Blake Morgan

Employment Department

The South
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What the team is known for Pre-eminent full-service firm assisting clients across a wide range of employment matters, including representation in employment tribunals. Handles TUPE matters and outsourcing, as well as transactional and contentious matters for a range of clients from sectors such as education, retail and leisure. Integrated employment and HR teams that provide wide-ranging advice on pension and immigration issues, as well as data protection advice to employers regarding the introduction of GDPR.

Strengths"I am very impressed by the employment team at Blake Morgan," a client notes, adding: "They are all good at following matters up on a timely basis, which is a real comfort when dealing with potentially emotive employment issues."

An interviewee rates the team as "excellent due to the care taken by the Blake Morgan team to actively manage the client relationship and the range of expertise on matters relating to employment and safeguarding." 

Work highlights Acted for JE Beale on the employment aspects relating to the acquisition of two Palmers stores in East Anglia.

Notable practitioners

Sarah Peacock assists clients with corporate employment matters and related disputes. A client says: "Sarah has a real depth of knowledge and practical experience in employment matters, which enables her to grasp the key elements of a situation quickly and to help find pragmatic solutions to her clients' needs."

Tim Forer is a qualified solicitor and barrister who is noted for his handling of employment tribunal proceedings, focusing on advising clients in the education sector as well as religious institutions. Describing him as "approachable and flexible," a client also appreciates his "first-hand experience and authority as to how a court will view certain matters."