Blandy & Blandy LLP Solicitors
Brenda Long

Brenda Long

Chairman & Partner, Family Law

Location: Reading
Qualified as a solicitor: 1990

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Brenda Long is the firm's chairman and a partner in our leading Family law team.

Brenda has considerable experience in relation to financial settlements arising out of divorce/dissolution of civil partnership, particularly where there are significant and less straightforward assets, for example, companies, share options, enterprise Investment Schemes and trusts. This experience enables her to advise on settlement early on and to identify the strengths (and weaknesses) of a case, providing clear and concise advice.

Brenda is particularly experienced at advising on and drafting pre-nuptial agreements, which aim to protect assets on marriage or civil partnership. In addition, Brenda advises on the complex area of law relating to cohabitees. This includes drafting cohabitation agreements and declarations of trust to document the position at the start of a relationship, as well as acting for one party when making or faced with claims by a former partner. She advises on the whole range of issues arising out of new relationships or relationship breakdown, including those relating to care of and financial support for children, enforcement of orders, and variation of maintenance applications.

Brenda is a qualified family mediator and a trained collaborative lawyer. She is a member of Resolution, a body which aims to resolve family law matters through a constructive approach.

Brenda is highly recommended in the UK's leading guides to law firms, Chambers UK and The Legal 500 and is featured in the Citywealth Leaders List. She is also a member of the Law Society’s Family Law panel. Blandy & Blandy LLP was a finalist for 'Family Law Firm of the Year - South' at the 2018 Family Law Awards.

Brenda has appeared on national television and BBC radio as a family law expert and has written articles for the Family Law Journal and other leading publications.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership, including more complex cases involving the splitting of sizeable assets, including business interests, property and wealth
  • Financial settlements
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Cohabitee disputes
  • Pre-nuptial agreements

Professional Memberships:
Accredited member, Law Society Family Law Panel
Member, Resolution
Member, Thames Valley Family Lawyers Association
Member, The Law Society

Education:
Resolution, trained mediator
Resolution, trained collaborative lawyer
Bristol Polytechnic, LLB and LSF

Accreditations & Awards:
Recommended, Chambers UK
Recommended, The Legal 500
Finalist - 'Family Law Firm of the Year - South' Family Law Awards 2018

What our clients say...

“Knows her stuff inside-out - what she hasn't seen is not worth knowing.”

Chambers UK

“Brenda has appeared in front of me on a number of cases of a similar kind. I therefore feel I am in a position to know her qualities. She is at all times assiduously hard-working, extremely competent and reliable, honest and principled, appropriately competitive in advancing the interests of her client.”

District Judge

“Brenda was brilliant from the outset. She dealt with the matter promptly and always advising me of the pros and cons that could result. Brenda's professional support gave me reassurance and alleviated the massive amount of stress I felt under. I would highly recommend her.”

Client

“She was honest, realistic and I felt really cared about me and my situation.”

Client

“Brenda, counsel was great but it is you who guided me through the last terrible 18 months and I will never forget your kindness, support and professionalism. To say thank you feels woefully inadequate but I am so very grateful to you.”

Client

“Thank you for being such a pleasure to work with, I would certainly be very happy to recommend you.”

Client

“I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you so very much for your patience in this matter, your quick turn-around time and for explaining everything so calmly and precisely. Your service was exemplary and I will definitely recommend you to others”

Client

“Thank you for the work you have undertaken on my behalf. You have given my life back.”

Client

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