Blandy & Blandy Solicitors

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About Us

With a team of more than 50 specialist solicitors and advisers and 100 staff, in Reading and Henley-on-Thames, we are here to represent you and your family or business, committed to developing long-lasting relationships and to delivering outstanding client care.

 

You can count on our reputation as one of the Thames Valley's leading firms of solicitors. Having marked our 285th anniversary in 2019, we are also one of the UK's most established firms. We combine our proud heritage and independence with a modern and forward-thinking approach.

We have been trusted by individuals and their families across generations. Whether you are planning for the future, moving home, considering divorce, faced with a dispute or workplace issue, or something else, our specialist solicitors are here to help.

Commercially, we advise organisations, based in the south east and nationally, ranging from corporates and UK subsidiaries through to large SMEs, family and owner-managed businesses, charities, universities and schools, landowners and developers and high profile venue and event operators. 

We continue to act for prominent clients in the immediate area, including Reading Borough Council, the University of Reading, Reading Buses and a growing number of leading independent schools. And to advise in relation to landmark projects and sites in the region, ranging from Thames Tower to Green Park, Reading Station to Thames Valley Science Park.

Our extensive knowledge of the Thames Valley, combined with our established relationships within the professional community, can be of significant benefit to both private and commercial clients, from helping you to identify and pursue timely opportunities to protecting you against risks or minimising the likelihood and impact of any unforeseen issues or costly delays. 

Our solicitors are specialist experts and members of industry leading professional bodies, including 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. We are consistently recognised as a top tier firm of solicitors in the UK's leading guides to law firms, Chambers UK, Chambers High Net Worth Guide and The Legal 500, and our successful approach is further reflected through a growing number of awards and nominations.

Members of our team are regularly invited to speak at or attend a wide range of events and many have featured as experts in the media, including on Sky News and BBC television and radio.

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Why Choose Us?

Leading Reputation

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

Approachable Service

Anticipating your needs and listening carefully to your aims, we are committed to providing clear, practical and effective legal advice, a responsive and highly personal service and, crucially, value for money.

Outstanding Client Care

In our most recent annual survey, 99% of clients said that they would recommend our firm to you, while 100% rated their experience as either ‘good’ or ‘excellent’.

Trusted Expertise

You will be choosing solicitors who 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 standard.

Award-Winning

We are recognised as a top tier firm of solicitors, in Reading and the Thames Valley, by the UK's leading guides to law firms, Chambers UK Chambers High Net Worth Guide and The Legal 500, and are proud to have celebrated a growing number of awards and nominations in recent years.

“A standout firm of solicitors in Reading and the Thames Valley.”

“The best in Reading.”

“Provides an excellent service at a fair cost and places its clients best interests as its first priority.”

“An incredibly impressive team of solicitors.”

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

“An impressive outfit with a powerful client base. It competes admirably with firms in London.”

“Solicitors who really get under the skin of the business.”

“The team is always available and they never fail to deliver.”

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

“Blandy & Blandy’s excellent team is responsive, commercial and prepared to roll up their sleeves.”

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 25 Planning Law Firm, Planning magazine 2019

UK Top 25 Planning Law Firm, Planning magazine 2019

'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
  • Friends of Reading Museum
  • 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
  • MS Society
  • Naomi House and Jacksplace
  • Parents And Children Together (PACT)
  • Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service
  • ReadiFood
  • Reading Dementia Action Alliance
  • Reading Rotary Club
  • Reading Samaritans
  • Royal Berks Charity
  • Sikh Welfare and Awareness Team (SWAT)
  • Smart Works Reading
  • Society for Mucopolysaccharide Diseases
  • Sport in Mind
  • Sue Ryder
  • Thames Valley Adventure Playground
  • Thames Valley Air Ambulance
  • YMCA Reading
  • Young Enterprise
  • Younger People With Dementia (YPWD)

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