Blandy & Blandy LLP Solicitors

About Us

With offices in Reading, Henley-on-Thames and London and a team of more than 50 lawyers and over 100 staff, Blandy & Blandy LLP is recognised as one of the Thames Valley's leading firms of solicitors.

Excellence, Integrity, Approachability

Founded in 1733, we celebrated our 285th anniversary in 2018, placing us among the UK's 25 longest established law firms.

We combine our extensive heritage with a modern and forward-thinking approach and believe in the strength of our independence. 

Needless to say, much has changed during that time. From a then population of fewer than 5,000 people, today Reading is larger than many UK cities and recognised as one of the fastest growing economic areas in Europe.

Blandy & Blandy LLP is very much a part of the region's future, as much as it is of its history and as the Thames Valley changes and our clients' needs and expectations continue to grow and evolve, so do we.

We are highly experienced in advising on the full range of legal issues affecting you and your family.

Commercially, we provide a comprehensive range of services to organisationals including UK subsidiaries of multinational companies, SMEs and family or owner-managed businesses, charities, schools and other education providers, landowners and developers and high profile venue and event operators. 

We advise prominent institutional clients including Reading Borough Council, the University of Reading and Reading Buses, large and fast growing businesses, well known charities and leading independent schools based in the area.

We also continue to advise in relation to landmark premises ranging from Thames Tower to Green Park and on some of the region’s largest residential and mixed use developments.

For You & Your Family

For You & Your Family

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For Your Business

For Your Business

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Whether you are looking to make a will, moving home or considering divorce, need Employment law or Planning law advice or want to resolve a dispute, our specialist solicitors are here to help.

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Why Choose Us?

Leading Reputation

We are widely acknowledged as one of the Thames Valley’s leading and most established firms of solicitors, with conveniently located offices in Reading, Henley-on-Thames and London.

Approachable Service

Listening carefully to our clients’ needs and aims, we are committed to providing you with clear, practical and effective legal advice, a responsive and highly personal service and, crucially, value for money.

Outstanding Client Care

We appreciate and are proud of the excellent feedback we continue to receive. In a recent survey of nearly 400 clients, 99% said that they would recommend us to others and 100% rated their experience as ‘good’ or ‘excellent’.

Trusted Expertise

Our solicitors are specialist experts and members of industry leading professional bodies including several Law Society panels. We have also held the Law Society’s Lexcel quality mark since 2003 and are among only 10% of solicitors firms in England and Wales to have achieved this.

Award-Winning

We are recognised as a top tier firm of solicitors in the UK's leading guides to law firms, Chambers UK and The Legal 500, and have received a record number of rankings, awards and nominations in the past two years.

“One of the Thames Valley's leading law firms.”

The Legal 500

“The best in Reading.”

Chambers UK

“Blandy & Blandy LLP provides an excellent service at a fair cost and places its clients best interests as its first priority. ”

The Legal 500

“An impressive outfit with a powerful client base.”

Chambers UK

“High net worth individuals, multimillion-pound trusts and estates, and the owners and directors of family and owner-managed businesses retain the practice.”

The Legal 500

“Commercially aware.”

Chambers UK

“Blandy & Blandy provides an excellent service and gives the client great confidence in its capabilities.”

The Legal 500

“Knowledgeable and experienced.”

Chambers UK

“Staff who are willing to go the extra mile with a very quick response time.”

The Legal 500

Awards & Accreditations

Top Tier Firm, Chambers UK

Top Tier Firm, Chambers UK

Top Tier Firm, The Legal 500

Top Tier Firm, The Legal 500

The Law Society's legal practice quality mark for practice management and client care

The Law Society's legal practice quality mark for practice management and client care

Member of the International Law Firm Network

Member of the International Law Firm Network

The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme

The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme

Regional Award for Conveyancing Excellence, ESTAS Awards 2017

Regional Award for Conveyancing Excellence, ESTAS Awards 2017

The Law Society's Family Law Accreditation Scheme

The Law Society's Family Law Accreditation Scheme

Finalist, 'Family Law Firm of the Year - South', Family Law Awards 2018

Finalist, 'Family Law Firm of the Year - South', Family Law Awards 2018

Winner - 'Best Probate Law Firm - London/South East', UK Probate Research Awards 2019

Winner - 'Best Probate Law Firm - London/South East', UK Probate Research Awards 2019

UK Top 20 Planning Law Firm, Planning magazine 2018

UK Top 20 Planning Law Firm, Planning magazine 2018

'Property Law Firm of the Year', Thames Valley Property Awards 2017

'Property Law Firm of the Year', Thames Valley Property Awards 2017

Finalist, 'Property Law Firm of the Year', Thames Valley Property Awards 2018

Finalist, 'Property Law Firm of the Year', Thames Valley Property Awards 2018

Recommended, Citywealth Leaders List 2017

Recommended, Citywealth Leaders List 2017

One Star Rating, Best Companies Survey 2016

One Star Rating, Best Companies Survey 2016

Finalist, Pride of Reading Awards 2018

Finalist, Pride of Reading Awards 2018

Winner, Southern Women of Achievement Awards 2018

Winner, Southern Women of Achievement Awards 2018

Winner, Thames Valley Women in Business Awards 2016

Winner, Thames Valley Women in Business Awards 2016

Charities and our Community

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Age UK Berkshire

Chosen by our staff, we are delighted to be supporting Age UK Berkshire as one of our two adopted charities.

 

Find out more at:
www.ageuk.org.uk/berkshire

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League of Friends of the Royal Berkshire Hospital

We are also pleased to be supporting the League of Friends of the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

Find out more at: 
www.lof-royalberks.org.uk

Charities we have supported...

  • Age UK Berkshire
  • Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service
  • Alzheimer’s Society
  • Barnardo's
  • Beating Blood Cancer
  • Berkshire Community Foundation
  • Berkshire High Sheriff’s Fund
  • Berkshire Vision
  • Breast Cancer Now
  • Camp Mohawk
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Communicare
  • Daisy's Dream
  • Dingley's Promise
  • Duchess of Kent House Hospice
  • Epilepsy Society
  • Flag DV
  • Genetic Disorders UK
  • Headway Thames Valley
  • Helen & Douglas House
  • Jeans for Genes
  • Launchpad
  • League of Friends of the Royal Berkshire Hospital
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Research
  • Macmillan
  • Naomi House and Jacksplace
  • Parents And Children Together (PACT)
  • Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service
  • ReadiFood
  • Reading Dementia Action Alliance
  • Reading Samaritans
  • Royal Berks Charity
  • Sikh Welfare and Awareness Team (SWAT)
  • Smart Works Reading
  • Society for Mucopolysaccharide Diseases
  • Sue Ryder
  • Thames Valley Adventure Playground
  • Thames Valley Air Ambulance
  • YMCA Reading
  • Young Enterprise
  • Younger People With Dementia (YPWD)

News & Insights

New Face in Blandy & Blandy LLP’s Planning & Environmental Law Team
David Lamont

David Lamont

Marketing Manager

Blandy & Blandy LLP Unveils Investment in Henley-on-Thames
David Lamont

David Lamont

Marketing Manager

Blandy & Blandy LLP Advises on Reading Buses’ Acquisition of Courtney Buses
David Lamont

David Lamont

Marketing Manager

Firm Not Seeing a Drop Off in Residential Property Market
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David Lamont

Marketing Manager

Changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) Filing Deadline
Olivia Foster

Olivia Foster

Legal Assistant, Commercial Property

Government Launches Campaign to Promote Shared Parental Leave (SPL)
Laura Binnie

Laura Binnie

Associate Solicitor, Employment Law

Contesting a Will - A Rise in Claims and Who Can Make a Claim Under the Inheritance Act
Philip D'Arcy

Philip D'Arcy

Partner, Dispute Resolution & Notary Public

Runners up in Reading Pancake Race
David Lamont

David Lamont

Marketing Manager

Short-Term Property Lettings – Profitable or Problematic?
Pippa Lee

Pippa Lee

Senior Solicitor, Dispute Resolution

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