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Blake Morgan LLP

  • 15 vacancies
  • 40 trainees
  • 114 partners
  • 800 staff

About Blake Morgan LLP

Large regional practice with strong London presence covering most areas of law. Strong client base working for everything from the FTSE 250 to private individuals.

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More info

Our recruitment and selection process is made up of four stages.

The first stage is an online application form where we gather standard information about you like your grades at college and university, work experience, references and personal information. However, we also use the application form as a platform to learn more about you as an individual; why you've chosen a career in law, your hobbies and interests outside of work and why you feel you would be a great fit for Blake Morgan. During the screening process we are looking for individuality, honesty, passion, communication skills, attention to detail, commercial awareness and relationship building.

Once we've reviewed applications, we invite successful candidates to a short telephone interview with a member of our graduate recruitment team.

Short-listed candidates will be invited along to a virtual regional interview panel. The interview will be held online this year, using a dedicated virtual platform. During the interview you will be asked to consider a legal scenario, as well as answering questions based on your application form. You will also be asked to give a short presentation on a pre-agreed topic.

The decision will then be made as to who we will be making formal training contract offers to, to join us at Blake Morgan.


Applications to

Ms Maria Coombe

Method of application

Online application form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • HR-led interview
  • Panel interview
  • Presentation
  • Written exercise

Blake Morgan is a law firm with a range of 70 legal services for commercial and private clients, across many sectors, regionally, nationally and internationally.

We act for large corporates, entrepreneurs and owner-managed businesses, public sector and charity organisations. We have specific expertise in banking and finance; central, devolved and local government; charities; development and construction; education; health and social care; regulators; retail and leisure and social housing. We act for private clients in wills and inheritance planning, tax and trusts, to the administration of landed estates, residential, property and family law. We give our clients a single point of contact to manage their affairs; one who makes things happen in our specialist teams so that our clients get the advice that they need.

We believe business and community are inextricably linked and we aim to play an active role locally and regionally, focusing our energy, enthusiasm and funding in the areas where we can have most impact. Our people are keen to give something back to the local communities where they work and live. Every year, they are involved in a host of fundraising, volunteering and mentoring initiatives, which benefit hundreds of charities, organisations and individuals. Our firm is proud of their efforts and keen to support them in every way we can, including charity/office partnerships and matching funds raised by teams and individuals.

Our vision is to be the firm of choice for our clients and our people. Our aim is to make a difference - through exemplary service, teamwork, integrity and innovation - for our clients, our people and our communities.

We offer ad-hoc work placements throughout the year.

The Blake Morgan training contract is made up of four six-month seats in various areas of the business giving a wide range of experience and opportunity. Although our first-year trainee seats are often selected through business need, during your second year we will endeavour to give you the seats of your choosing, including secondments to some of our biggest clients. We recommend coming in with an open mind though, as most people find they love the practice area that they loathed during their LPC. You will also attend your professional skills courses throughout the first year of your training contract.

Our trainees have a wide support network from the graduate recruitment team, who will be with you from the day you submit your application to the end of your first year as a newly qualified solicitor, to your seat supervisor, assigned mentor, regional training partner, training principal and the other trainees.

Our trainees are considered a member of the team from the minute they start each seat. You will be invited to attend client meetings, networking events, graduate recruitment events and various training sessions to help you develop your own knowledge, skills and confidence.

We offer financial support towards your LPC and a sustenance grant should you decide to undertake the course full-time.

We do not currently offer financial support towards the GDL.

Please follow us at @BM_Careers on Twitter for updates and application information.

  • Corporate
  • Banking & finance
  • Family
  • Real estate
  • Employment
  • Commercial litigation & IP
  • Succession & tax
  • Property litigation
  • Residential conveyancing
  • Construction
  • Planning
  • Professional regulatory
  • Clinical negligence
  • Client secondments
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • General Commercial
  • General Practice
  • Niche

Practice Areas

Extra info

New Kings Court, Tollgate Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh Hampshire, SO53 3LG
Phone: 02380 908 090
Email: graduateinfo@blakemorgan.co.uk
Web: www.blakemorgan.co.uk
Work placement: Yes
Minimum qualification: 2.1
Start salary: Market rate for London and regions
Starting salary: £19,122
Training contract applications: 623 (2019)
Retention rate: 87% (2018)
Partner diversity:
  • 73.0% male (2016)
  • 27.0% female
Lawyer diversity:
  • 41.7% male (2016)
  • 58.0% female
  • 0.3% N/A
Has client secondments: Yes
Client secondments:
  • Banks
  • London
  • Oxford
  • Portsmouth
  • Southampton
  • Cardiff
  • Reading
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Aspiring Solicitors
  • DiversCity
  • IntoUniversity
  • Legal Apprenticeships
  • Pathways to Law
  • PRIME
  • Stonewall
  • Sutton Trust