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Blake Morgan’s teams and leading individuals have been recognised for the strength and depth of their expertise in the 2018 edition of the prestigious Legal 500 directory and the Chambers & Partners 2019 UK guide.

Both directories review and recognise the strengths of law firms and their lawyers across the UK and recommends them based on feedback from clients and peers.

In this year’s Legal 500, the firm saw 32 practice areas ranked as 'Tier 1 '– denoting those areas considered best-in-class. This included the firm’s Corporate and Commercial, Banking and Finance, Pensions, Family Law, Local Government, Employment and Construction practices. Blake Morgan also secured Tier 1 ranks for Intellectual Property, IT and Telecoms and Property Litigation.

Read more: Blake Morgan teams celebrate success in Legal Directories


Memoirs of a Caribbean Lawyer: The Autobiography of Lewis Stephenson Hunte, QC traces the life and times of Barbados born lawyer, Lewis Stephenson Hunte, Q.C., from his ancestral background to the pinnacle of his career. Memoirs is a cleverly-written account of Hunte’s life as a school boy in mid-twentieth century Barbados and follows his journey as a teacher, almost Anglican priest, law student, civil servant, magistrate, legislative drafter, Attorney General, private practice lawyer, acting judge and Queen’s Counsel through Barbados, London, Jamaica and, ultimately, his home in the British Virgin Islands.

Read more: Hunte & Co. Founding Partner And Head of Chambers Releases Memoirs


Manchester commercial law firm Kuits has advised the shareholders of Astek Innovations on their sale to Young Innovations, a US-based global supplier of dental equipment.

Based in Altrincham, Astek is a leading supplier of cutting-edge dental products, including Pro-Matrix®, Pro-Tip® and inSafe branded products.

This is the twelfth acquisition in four years for Young Innovations, Inc., which sits within the portfolio of New York-based middle-market private equity firm, The Jordan Company.

Read more: Kuits advises on international healthcare innovation deal


In their new rankings for 2019, the leading international rating organization IFLR1000 - The Guide to the World’s Leading Law Firms yet again included Paul Q partners, Pavol Blahusiak, Boris Brhlovic and Eduard Winkler among highly regarded lawyers in the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) area. Paul Q Law Firm has maintained strong rankings in Corporate and M&A as well as Project development.


Randall D. Crocker, President and CEO of von Briesen & Roper, s.c., today announced that Attorney Thomas J. Phillips was elected a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel (“ACTC”). Phillips is the fourth attorney elected as a Fellow in Wisconsin.

Read more: Thomas J. Phillips Elected Fellow of American College of Tax Counsel