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Katja Wigham

Katja Wigham

Partner, Commercial Property Law

Location: Reading
Qualified as a solicitor: 1999

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Katja Wigham is a partner in our award-winning Commercial Property team.

She specialises in sales and purchases of development land, commercial freehold and leasehold property, landlord and tenant matters and secured lending. Katja has particular expertise advising charities, educational institutions and third sector organisations.

Katja 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.

Katja 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:

  • Acting for the University of Reading in relation to several development land transactions, some of which involved consideration of over £30million.
  • Acting for a residential and care home developer in relation to numerous multi-million pound transactions to include purchases, sub purchases and long term strategic options of development sites.
  • Acted for a large landed estate in relation to an option and subsequent sale and sub sale of five commercial properties in London.
  • Acted for trustees in the sale of a two large unregistered farms.
  • Acted for an independent school in relation to a multi million pound secured lending transaction.
  • Acted for a large national charity in relation to strategic advice for two new doctor’s surgeries, surrender of residential leases and the grants of commercial leases as both landlord and tenant.
  • Acted for a company and its pension fund in relation to the letting of five floors in a grade II listed prime central London office.

Areas of Expertise

  • Charities
  • Commercial leases (landlord & tenant) 
  • Development land
  • Education
  • Sale and purchase of commercial property
  • Secured lending (property finance)
  • Third sector organisations

Professional Memberships:

Member, The Law Society

Education:
Cardiff University, LLB (Hons) Law and French and LPC

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...

“Katja Wigham is highly professional and always willing to devote time to her clients.”

The Legal 500

“We have always received a professional and focused advice. We are impressed with the consistency of the quality provided by all the teams we have had services from.”

David Ellis, Finance Director, Ben - Motor And Allied Trades Benevolent Fund

“Thank you for all your help, efficiency and professionalism in all that you’ve done. You’ve been outstanding!”

Cayetana Brown, Director, Stray Cat Communications Limited

“The Abbey is grateful for the continued support of Blandy & Blandy. We would be happy to recommend them to others.”

Nadine Doble, Bursar, The Abbey School

“Brilliant - she's the most efficient lawyer I've ever come across.”

Client

“Extremely tenacious when presented with challenges.”

Client

“Katja is highly professional and always willing to devote time to her clients.”

Client

“I can't speak highly enough about the service received from Katja, who was always proactive in offering workable solutions to issues raised.”

Client

“You and your team have done a great job keeping the legals moving amongst the three sets of solicitors, thank you.”

Client

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