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Blake Morgan

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Managing Partner: Mike Wilson
Chairman: Bruce Potter
Chief Operating Officer: Elizabeth Carr
Number of partners: 120+
Total Staff: 800+
UK Offices: Cardiff, London, Oxford, Portsmouth, Reading, Southampton

Administrative & Public Law:
Emyr Lewis
ADR: Susie Dryden
Agriculture & Estates: Oliver Sowton
Banking: Kathryn Shimmin
Charities: Ben Brice
Clinical Negligence: John White
Competition: Richard Portlock
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 Law: John Mitchell
Family Law: Christine Plews
Financial Services: Kathryn Shimmin
Franchising: Sheilah Mackie
Government: Penny Rinta Suski
Health & Safety: Claire Rawle
Health & Social Care: Bruce Potter
Insolvency & Business Recovery: Paul Caldicott
IP: Jill Bainbridge
Justin Harrington
Judicial Review: Allan Wilson
Litigation (Commercial): Alison McClure
Mental Health: Eve Piffaretti
Outsourcing: Joanne Davies
Partnerships: Andrew Miscampbell
Pensions: John Hamilton
Personal Injury: John White
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: Claire Lambkin (England), Sian Jones (Wales)
Retail & Leisure: Oliver Sowton
Residential Property: Mark Scott
Social Housing: John Russell
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.

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 & Finance -
Acting for three of the four high street banks in the UK as well as niche high street local lending banks B Acting for over 500 charities and not-for-profit organisations in England and Wales

■ Development & Construction - Acting for four of the top ten 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

■ Injury Group –
handling complex personal injury, clinical negligence and travel claims Professional Regulators - Advising on all types of regulatory investigations, appeals and judicial review, as well as advocacy before all forms of professional regulatory tribunal

■ Retail & Leisure - Four out of the top ten 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.

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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Apprenticeship Levy Update – funding arrangements confirmed

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Law firm raises nearly £4,000 for mental health charity

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