Blandy & Blandy LLP Solicitors
David Few

David Few

Partner, Corporate & Commercial Law and Notary Public

Location: Reading
Qualified as a solicitor: 1982

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David Few is a partner and head of our Corporate team.

David has over 35 years' experience in corporate work, including of mergers and acquisitions, and has undertaken a significant number of transactions and reorganisations for both domestic and international clients.

He has particular experince in advising large and often fast growing owner-managed businesses, advising many clients throughout the lifetime of their business.

David is a recognised specialist in non contentious insolvency and reorganisations and also holds a diploma from the Association of Certified Accountants.

He is recommended in the UK's leading guides to law firms, Chambers UK and The Legal 500. In 2017 David and our team were named as finalists for 'Deal of the Year' at the Thames Valley Deals Awards.

David is also one of only a handful of corporate lawyers who is also a Notary public, a capacity in which he advises a large number of multinational companies in and around Reading and the Thames Valley.

For many years, David has held board positions at local institutions including Berkshire Vision and Reading Blue Coat School.

Examples of recent work

  • Advising Reading Transport Limited, an award-winning municipal owned bus company, for over 30 years, on numerous acquisitions including the recent acquisition of Newbury & District bus company.
  • Acting for the shareholders of Box Technologies in connection with the sale of the company to Taiwan-based listed group Flytech Technology (TWSE: 6206), in a deal shortlisted for an award the 2017 Thames Valley Deals Awards.
  • Advising the shareholders of Stontronics Limited on the sale of the company to Stadium Group PLC.
  • Acting for Higgs and Co ( Holdings ) Limited on the restructuring and subsequent acquisition of Higgs and Co ( Printers) Limited.
  • Advising founder shareholders on the sale of Machina, a world leading advisor on the Internet of Things, to global advisory company Gartner PLC.
  • Advising Lloyds Bank in connection with the financing of the acquisition of Witney Lakes Resort, Spa and Golf Club by The Club Company Limited and acting for the bank in connection with funding the acquisition of Wharton Park based in Worcestershire and Woodbury Park based in Devon.

Areas of Expertise

  • Company sales and/or succession planning
  • Company secretarial
  • Corporate recoveries and group restructurings
  • Incorporation
  • Joint ventures
  • Management buy outs/ins (MBOs, MBIs, BIMBOs)
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Start-up capital and secondary fundraisings
  • Venture capital and private equity investments

Professional Memberships:

Member, Thames Valley Commercial Lawyers
Member, The Notaries Society
Member, The Law Society

Education:
University of Cambridge, Notarial Practice
College of Law (Chester)
University of Reading, LLB 

Accreditations & Awards:
Recommended, Chambers UK
Recommended, The Legal 500
Finalist - 'Deal of the Year' Thames Valley Deals Awards 2017

What our clients say...

“The highly knowledgeable David Few is lauded by clients as extremely experienced and professional. ”

Chambers UK

“Blandy’s has provided us with legal advice and an excellent service for several decades. They have shown their excellence again and again, including helping with ensuring that recent acquisitions proceeded smoothly.”

Tony Pettitt, Chief Finance & Information Officer, Reading Transport Limited

“With one of the world’s largest accounting and legal practices acting for the acquirer, Blandy’s completely held their own and for this, among many reasons, I would recommend the firm unhesitatingly.”

Russell Willcox, Chairman, Box Technologies Limited

“He's a very capable and very professional lawyer. I've come to rely on and trust him; I would want him on my side.”

Client

“Brilliant to work with. We feel that we have been in a safe pair of hands and we have been impressed with Blandy & Blandy.”

Client

“He's fast at doing things and he's businesslike.”

Client

“Thank you so much. It’s been a pleasure working with such a professional and pleasant team. We look forward to officially inviting you all once the refurbishment is complete. Until the next venture thank you.”

Client

“David Few was absolutely first-class throughout our business transaction and we will certainly ask him to represent us again.”

Client

“He has an eye for detail and understands a situation very quickly.”

Client

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