Blandy & Blandy LLP Solicitors
Jane Gunnell

Jane Gunnell

Partner, Commercial Property Law

Location: Reading and Henley-on-Thames
Qualified as a solicitor: 1985

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Jane Gunnell is a partner and head of our award-winning Commercial Property team.

Her work includes complex commercial property transactions, the sale and purchase of freehold and leasehold property, the sale and purchase of development sites and investment properties, business leases, secured lending work for banks and finance companies and VAT on commercial property.

Jane is recommended in the UK's leading guides to law firms, Chambers UK and The Legal 500.

Blandy & Blandy LLP was named 'Property Law Firm of the Year' at the prestigious 2017 Thames Valley Property Awards and as a finalist again in 2018.

Jane attends and speaks at a wide range of planning and sector focused events across the Thames Valley and is a regular speaker at the firm's annual Property & Planning law seminar.

Examples of recent work

  • Advising the University of Reading in relation to its disposal of a 100 acre site south of Reading to a consortium of developers.
  • Acting for a local authority on the disposal for redevelopment of high profile redundant premises to be used as residential and community space.
  • Advising a landed estate on the disposal by option of a green field site for 110 dwellings with a school and GP surgery.
  • Acting for a specialist restaurant operator on a new lease of a unit in the prestigious Oracle Shopping Centre in Reading.
  • Acting for three families, owners of adjoining green field land, on the terms of a promotion agreement with a developer with a view to disposing of the combined site for residential development.
  • Acting on the disposal of a school and associated development overage agreement.

Areas of Expertise

  • Development land
  • Commercial leases (landlord & tenant) 
  • Sale and purchase of commercial property
  • Secured lending (property finance)
  • VAT on commercial property

Professional Memberships:

Member, Country Landowners Association (CLA)
Member, The Law Society

Education:
University of Surrey, Linguistic and International Studies: French: Law (Major)

Accreditations & Awards:
Recommended, Chambers UK
Recommended, The Legal 500
Finalist - 'Property Law Firm of the Year' Thames Valley Property Awards 2018
Winner - 'Property Law Firm of the Year' Thames Valley Property Awards 2017

What our clients say...

“Particular experience of property acquisitions and disposals and the sale and purchase of valuable development sites.”

Chambers UK

“Blandy & Blandy has advised Austin Fraser in a number of areas over the past 10 years, including recently on the first letting of the landmark Thames Tower. We have always found Blandy & Blandy to be exceptionally detailed, comprehensive and a pleasure to work with and would have no hesitation in recommending the firm.”

Richard Stenson, Commercial Director, Austin Fraser Limited

“With the fast pace of growth that necessitated our move to larger offices, our priority was having someone take away the distraction of negotiating the lease. Jane and the team at Blandy & Blandy did exactly that. Nothing was a problem for them and they made the whole process easy, allowing us to get on with business.”

Tracy Ebdon Poole, CEO, TaxCalc (Acorah Software Products Limited)

“Blandy’s have acted for us over a number of years on a diverse range of issues. We have found them to be clear, expert, well-resourced and approachable in their advice.”

Frank Fogarty, Director, Cove Construction Limited

“The team keep us well informed and they are proactive around issues that arise. This is a real help to us and a key differentiator of Blandys’ service.”

Mark Green, Managing Director, Homes for Reading

“Jane is very capable and an excellent property lawyer.”

Client

“Jane doesn't beat about the bush and is forceful when she needs to be.”

Client

“I have used the services of Blandy & Blandy continuously for over four years . Jane Gunnell and Olivia Foster have been exceptional in their support, professionalism, patience and invaluable advice. An experience which could have been impossible and traumatic was smoothed every step of the way and every goal I hoped to achieve has been realised thanks to their wonderful care.”

Client

“Once again, many thanks. We are delighted to have had your expertise in working on our behalf.”

Client

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