This year’s guide saw the firm’s Private Wealth Law teams in Oxford, Wales and Southampton all receive praise for their support and expertise, with clients describing them as ‘efficient’, ‘communicative’ and ‘courteous’. The Wales team achieved a Band 2 ranking and were described by a client as offering a service ‘beyond reproach’. They were joined in Band 2 by the Oxford team, with clients especially impressed by the ‘proficiency and knowledge within the team’. The firm’s Southampton based team achieved a Band 3 ranking after a year of providing advice clients labelled ‘professional in every way’.
The guide also highlights individual performance and several of the firm’s top performing lawyers, and several future stars of the firm, achieved recognition here. Ben Coulson and Nicky Sherrard from the firm’s Cardiff office were both ranked as ‘associates to watch’, while Lisa Davies (also Wales) and James Greig (Oxford) achieved Band 2 recognition, with clients describing them as ‘excellent’ and ‘very knowledgeable’ respectively. Stephanie Walls (Thames Valley) achieved a Band 1 ranking, with market experts noting she has a ‘really good reputation’ as a contentious trust and probate specialist, and Paula Shea (Southampton) achieved recognition as a notable practitioner.
Helen Bunker, Head of Private Client at Blake Morgan, said: “This year’s rankings once again confirm that Blake Morgan is capable of offering a first class service for its private clients. Our work is clearly appreciated, valued, and respected by both our clients and industry experts. I’m incredibly pleased to see both our more experienced lawyers and several up and coming stars achieve recognition for their hard work too, and this further highlights the depth of talent throughout every level of the firm”.