Partner Eve Piffaretti, has been named Head of Blake Morgan in Wales, replacing Emyr Lewis who has completed his four-year term as Senior Partner for Wales.
Best known for her work advising clients across the UK on public law and regulatory issues, Eve first joined Blake Morgan in 1991, being promoted to partnership in 2003 whilst working flexibily. She has led the health and social care group for the firm in Wales since 2003 and became head of the public law group in 2017. Eve qualified in 1993 after attending Cardiff University and completing her Law Society Finals at the College of Law in Guildford.
Specialising in health and care law and the regulatory issues impacting the sector, she has a particular interest in human rights, equality, mental capacity and mental health law. Recently, Eve has updated the latest edition of Sweet and Maxwell’s Mental Capacity Act Manual (8th Edition). Eve advises statutory bodies and others operating in Wales on the interpretation and application of Welsh and Wales-specific law. She sits as a Legal Adviser to a number of regulatory bodies including the Statutory Approvals Committees of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and Fitness to Practise Committees of Education Workforce Wales. Eve also advises on children’s rights, safeguarding and protection of adults and children at risk processes and information governance issues. She is a member of the National Advisory of Barnardo’s Cymru, the National Mental Capacity Advisory Panel and the Court of Protection Practitioner’s Association.
“I am delighted that Eve has been chosen to succeed me in leading our business in Wales. She is a gifted lawyer and great communicator, who has the interests of our staff and clients at heart”
“Emyr is hugely respected by clients and staff alike. He has been a truly inspirational leader; guiding us through a really exciting period of growth for the firm with our relocation to Central Square and merger with Blake Lapthorn.
“I am really proud to have been selected to follow in his foot steps as we prepare for the next phase of our strategic development in Wales. As ever, it will be our people, teamwork, commerciality and innovation that set us apart which is why I look forward to working closely with our valued clients and talented colleagues to ensure that we continue with the good work to date.”
Eve is an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion champion within the firm and co-ordinates Blake Morgan’s Gender Forum in Cardiff. A keen advocate of encouraging flexibility and aspiration for women, she has successfully combined flexible working with the development of her own career whilst also being responsible for driving forward a number of key initiatives to promote equal opportunities within the firm and the wider legal industry. She is also an active member of the firm’s CSR Committee regularly participating in fundraising events for the firm’s Charity of the Year.
Eve grew up in Llandaff, attending the Bishop of Llandaff High School. She now lives in North Cardiff with her husband, and two active teenagers.