Blake Morgan merger for education sector

New law firm launches as Blake Lapthorn and Morgan Cole merge with combined annual turnover of £72 million and 120 partners

The firm is now a Top 50 UK firm with a combined annual turnover of £72 million and 120 partners, making a total workforce of approximately 900 spread across Southern England and Wales.

The combined firm is a leading advisor to the education sector, already acting for almost 150 state maintained and independent schools, academies, colleges and universities, including several Oxford Colleges, Cardiff University, Oxford Brookes University, Bristol University, University of South Wales, Swansea University, the Universityof Winchester and the University of Reading.

Alison Talbot, head of Blake Morgan’s education practice, commented:“The education sector is undergoing transformation at all levels. With the reforms put in place by government – especially at secondary and tertiary levels and increased across the board regulation in fields such as information governance – institutions are having to revise the ways they operate, root and branch. With the merger, we at Blake Morgan believe we are well placed to support clients through this ongoing change.”



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