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Blake Morgan LLP

SEACOURT TOWER, WEST WAY, OXFORD, OX2 0FB, ENGLAND
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Fax 0844 620 3403
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www.blakemorgan.co.uk

With 115 partners and over 900 staff working across southern England and Wales, Blake Morgan is one of the leading full-service law firms, providing its clients with access to a depth of legal skill and experience.

The firm: 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.

Types of work undertaken: Blake Morgan advises corporates, entrepreneurs, private wealth, public sector organisations and charities in a full range of legal services.

Banking and finance: acting for three of the four 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 four 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 advisers to the NHS in Wales and appointed to panels such as NHS England and NHS shared business services.

Professional regulators: acting for regulators, firms and practitioners at each stage of the regulatory process.

Retail and leisure: four out of the top 10 supermarkets and advisers to major high street retailers and national leisure retailers.

Social housing: advising over 80 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.

  • Number of UK partners: 115
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 359

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