Matthew Smith > Blake Morgan LLP > Cardiff, Wales > Lawyer Profile

Blake Morgan LLP
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Work Department

Employment, Pensions and Immigration


Matthew heads our national Education Sector practice. Matthew also provides employment advice to key clients in the Education, Health & Social Care, Retail & Leisure and Financial Services Sectors. Matthew is a supervisor of Employment Tribunal work amongst other matters.

Lawyer Rankings

Wales > Employment > Employment: Recommended Firms

(Leading individuals)

Matthew SmithBlake Morgan LLP

‘Well-attuned to the needs of the client‘, which includes a range of private, public and third sector clients, the ‘responsive’ three-partner team at Blake Morgan LLP provides a ‘trusted and expert‘ service across a wide array of contentious and non-contentious matters. As well as her niche expertise within the care sector, ‘solutions-driven and client-friendly’ team head Joanne Davies  regularly works alongside the corporate team providing ‘practical and proportionate solutions’ to companies engaged in large-scale reorganisations and M&A transactions – work which regularly includes TUPE advice. The ‘thoughtful and dedicatedMatthew Smith  ‘ ensures a commercial and pragmatic approach’ is applied to both public and private sector clients (including those within the retail sector) across a myriad of contentious employment matters. The team is rounded out at a partner level by Paula Kathrens  who is recognised as ‘a force to be reckoned with‘ advising on doctors disciplinary cases, in addition to a myriad employment issues facing entities in regulated sectors including finance, social housing and health.

London > Public sector > Education: schools

Blake Morgan LLP handles work for a wide range of schools, including academy, free and independent schools, particularly working in the areas of child protection, employment law and regulatory work. The practice also handles mergers and acquisitions, assists with land management acquisitions and advises diocesan authorities on faith schools. Head of the education practice Matthew Smith advises on industrial relations, strikes and restructuring of senior leadership teams. Other key members of the team include legal director Ben Brice and senior associate Kirsteen Hook.