The Firm was co-founded by Syvil Lloyd Morris and Jaclin Bastian in 2007. They both formerly practiced law with Franklins Solicitors in Central Milton Keynes – Syvil as an Equity Partner and Jaclin as an Assistant Solicitor – but decided to start up BLM after Franklins ceased legally-aided work. In 2014 Jaclin left the Firm because of changes to criminal legal aid.
BLM started trading on 1st October 2007 and 2 weeks later its inauguration was marked by a Thanksgiving Service at the Church of God in Christ. At BLM, law is more than just a business – it is a service offered to the community that the Firm serves. Every client’s matter is given thorough attention and all aspects of the case are explored in painstaking detail by a team of specialist Solicitors and Executive Legal Assistants. Syvil is extremely proud of the Firm’s achievements. It is a market leader in relation to complex care, domestic violence and family law cases. We also have niche practices in relation to motoring law, actions against the police or other state organisations and coroners’ law.
The Firm has forged strong links with local organisations, such as MKACT and the Milton Keynes Partnership, but also with national organisations such as The Innocence Project and Reunite. The Firm’s Solicitors not only prepare the cases but also present them before Judges at all levels of the Family Court. We regularly advise on and represent clients in appeals. We see the links between preparation and advocacy, and the recognition that sometimes criminal law and family law are inextricably linked as a unique aspect of our practice. The Firm is committed to the ideal of the citizen’s human rights – whether it is the right to freedom of expression, the right to family life, the right not to be wrongly prosecuted by the State, or the right to freedom itself.
Bastian Lloyd Morris LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Registered in England under company no: OC329737.