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Family Law Solicitors

We are widely recognised as leading Family law solicitors in Reading, Berkshire and the Thames Valley and Southern England.

We offer a sensitive, yet no nonsense approach as family law solicitors. Whilst we always look to secure the best outcome for you, we are acutely aware of the surrounding circumstances of each case and how actions taken now can impact on the future of the family. We also understand the need to find the right approach for you, recognising that everyone is different. As well as providing legal advice, we can offer two alternative methods of resolving disputes: Mediation and Collaborative Law.

Each of our family law solicitors belong to Resolution, which is a family law organisation committed to a non-confrontational approach where possible in Reading, Berkshire and the Thames Valley. We have a large team, so work can be distributed to a lawyer at the appropriate level to minimise costs where possible. The wealth of experience which our team offers has won it a large following and it is highly rated in both legal directories – the Legal 500 and Chambers.

We regularly represent clients based in London and our family law solicitors will travel to see you if necessary. We instruct the same experts and barristers as the more expensive London firms and if appropriate, issue proceedings in the same courts. Our clients therefore benefit from the experience necessary to challenge the larger London firms without incurring their expensive hourly rates.

You will usually be able to speak immediately to an individual in the firm who knows about your case and is able to answer your questions. If you have to leave a message, you can rest assured that your call will be returned promptly.

The current economic pressures mean that many clients in Reading are understandably trying to limit legal fees where possible. We recognise this and can tailor our service to suit each individual’s needs. Where possible we will set fee limits and can also provide fixed fees for some types of work, so that you can budget appropriately. Our Form E Clinics and specific document preparation have proved valuable services for many clients. Please see the section relating to Litigants in Person for more information and contact a member of our family team with any queries.

Contact our Family law solicitors

You can contact our family law solicitors in Reading, Berkshire and the Thames Valley on 0118 951 6800.

"A ‘very decent outfit’, Blandy & Blandy LLP is ‘client centred’ and ‘extremely knowledgeable’. ‘Cool under pressure’, Andrew Don has ‘vast experience’, and the ‘extremely professional’ Brenda Long has a ‘down-to-earth approach’..."
The Legal 500 2011 Edition

Blandy & Blandy is a force to be reckoned with throughout Reading, Berkshire and the Thames Valley region. Despite the recent loss of one of its partners, the team continues to receive instructions from high net worth individuals in the UK and abroad. Its two partners are both highly able litigators, but also collaboratively trained and dedicated to providing clients with conciliatory settlements. Barristers praise the quality of the firm's instructions, while clients note: "They have been thoroughly professional throughout the proceedings, providing excellent and helpful advice and guidance."

Client Service "This is the first firm I have dealt with that gives me confidence that it wants to develop a longer-term relationship and is interested in protecting my family's long-term interests."

KEY INDIVIDUALS Sources say of Andrew Don that there is "nothing he doesn't know about matrimonial law and finance." High asset ancillary relief remains his exclusive area of focus. One client reports: "He has stuck with me throughout the difficult times and has remained a thorough professional." Brenda Long's practice is similar to Don's. Sources agree that "she is efficient, very knowledgeable and confident in her area of expertise."
Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession 2012