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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 and head of our award-winning Commercial Property team.

She has significant experience of advising in relation to the sale 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 but also acts for a wide range of commercial clients.

She is recommended in the UK's leading guides to law firms, Chambers UK and The Legal 500. Katja participates in a range of sector focused events across the Thames Valley and is a regular speaker at the firm's annual Property & Planning Law updates.

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

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.

How I Can Help You

  • 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 exceptional. A thoroughly lovely person to deal with and with razor-sharp intellect and knowledge to back it up. Also, turnaround time on work is extremely fast. ”

“Katja is experienced, pragmatic and professional.”

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

“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.”

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

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

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

“Katja was very professional, accessible, responsive, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. I would happily work with her again.”

“Extremely tenacious when presented with challenges.”

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

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

“I am immensely grateful to you for the care you have taken over this report, and with everything else. It has been good to know you are on our side and to be able to have things properly explained.”

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