Blandy & Blandy LLP Solicitors

"An impressive outfit with a powerful client base. It competes admirably with firms in London."

Chambers UK

For Your Business

Legal services can be a key factor in the success of any organisation. With offices in Reading, Henley-on-Thames and London, our specialist solicitors will work closely with you to understand your organisation and its needs and aims, helping you to keep ahead of the game while protecting your interests.

Our Expertise

Recognising that an organisation’s solid foundations and informed decision making are key to its long term success, we are highly experienced in working closely with owners and senior management teams. Typically chief executives and managing directors; finance, HR, operations and commercial directors; board members and trustees and in-house solicitors.   

We advise clients ranging from UK subsidiaries of multinational companies, through to large SMEs and family or owner-managed businesses, charities, schools and other education providers, landowners and developers and high profile venue and event operators.

Our approach is not just partner led but relationship led, as shown in the experiences some of our clients have kindly shared below. We work with many organisations over the long term and are committed to providing clear, practical, commercially focused and effective legal advice, a responsive and highly personal service and, crucially, value for money.

Our extensive expertise and experience in acting for businesses is recognised in the UK’s leading guides to law firms, Chambers UK and The Legal 500, and our solicitors are members of, and accredited by, a series of leading professional bodies. Our solicitors are regularly invited to speak at a range of events and many have featured as experts in the media, including on Sky News, BBC television and radio.

Our comprehensive range of legal services allows you to manage both your private and commercial needs more effectively using a single law firm.

In addition, as members of the international Law Firm Network, we can advise overseas clients on doing business or investing in the UK.

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Why Choose Us?

LEADING REPUTATION

We are widely acknowledged as one of the Thames Valley’s leading and most established firms of solicitors advising businesses and their owners, with conveniently located offices in Reading, Henley-on-Thames and London.

APPROACHABLE SERVICE

Listening carefully to our clients’ needs and aims, we are committed to providing clear, practical, commercially focused and effective legal advice, a responsive and highly personal service and, crucially, value for money.

EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE

Acting for organisations with turnovers of up to £100m, we compete strongly against other leading regional law firms, as well as larger national or City firms. You can therefore trust in our significant expertise and experience.

RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER ADVISERS

Our established relationships and experience in working with lenders and other leading firms, including accountants, surveyors and other solicitors, can help to minimise the likelihood and impact of any unforeseen issues or costly delays.

A JOINED UP APPROACH

We provide a comprehensive range of legal services to organisations, business owners and management teams, allowing you to manage both your private and commercial needs effectively using a single law firm.

Who we work with

Who we help

While we advise businesses of all shapes and sizes, we specialise in acting for those clients featured below.

“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

“Having worked with Blandy & Blandy for 12 years, licensing both The O2 and The SSE Arena, Wembley, they are as competent and professional as any other City law firm we have worked with.”

Rachel Garber, Legal Director, AEG Europe

“Blandy & Blandy has provided R Collard Limited with legal advice for over 12 years, supporting the growth of our company. They are a valued partner, understand our business needs and provide us with the right legal support, when needed.”

Robert Collard, Managing Director, R Collard Limited

“Blandy & Blandy always provides clear, succinct advice, with both an ethical and commercial sympathy, that allows us to make the right decision for the business.”

Melissa Proles, HR Manager, Perfetti van Melle UK

“Blandy’s has provided us with legal advice and an excellent service for several decades. They are a valued partner who make the effort to really understand our business and provide us with the right legal support, when needed.”

Tony Pettitt, Chief Finance & Information Officer, Reading Buses (Reading Transport Limited)

“We have always received a professional and focused advice across a wide range of legal matters. 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 & Allied Trades Benevolent Fund

“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. The team at Blandy & Blandy did exactly that. Nothing was a problem for them and they just made the whole process easy, allowing us to get on with business.”

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

“We have relied on Blandy & Blandy’s expertise for a number of years, and I have the utmost confidence in them as being one of the best in what they do. The team take the time to understand our business needs and provide clear, user-friendly advice on even the most complex or business critical situations.”

Neil Murray, Managing Director, Certikin International Limited

“With one of the world’s largest accounting and legal practices acting for the acquirer, Blandy’s completely held their own.”

Russell Willcox, Chairman, Box Technologies Limited

“I would recommend the firm to others within the house building and development sector given the strength in depth of solicitors operating within the practice.”

Simon Breen, Senior Land Director, Bloor Homes Limited

“Blandy and Blandy have taken time to understand the detail of Ambic’s business which has enabled them to provide excellent advice and timely service over many years. Their involvement has ranged from matters of contract law and employment strategy to advice on complex M&A projects; at times this has involved several countries and has thrown up challenging matters of compliance and corporate governance. Their service has always been professional, prompt and personal.”

Colin Kingston, Managing Director, Ambic Equipment Limited

“We have used Blandy and Blandy for over 15 years for a range of legal support, including employment, commercial, charity and governance. We have been very happy with the support received, in particular the quality of advice we receive and the relationship we have built over the years with key lawyers, their responsiveness and ability to understand our needs.”

Katharine Horler OBE, Chief Executive, Adviza

“We can always rely on the team at Blandy & Blandy to step up to the mark at short notice and provide comprehensive advice on unique commercial matters.”

Chris Wilson, Head of Legal, Opia Limited

“Blandy & Blandy has advised us on matters ranging from quick checks regarding tricky legislation to detailed advice regarding employment matters and consultations. They always provide us with prompt, thorough and valuable advice.”

Lesley Mitchell, Head of Human Resources & Office Services, Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)

“They have been a great help in advising on large contracts and other legal issues, often involving short timescales, and we would recommend them to anyone.”

Sue Griggs, Head of Finance, HANDD Business Solutions 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

“Blandy & Blandy has supported us in a number of areas and are always prompt, thorough and commercially minded.”

Jonathon Nicholls, HR Director, Blue Square Marketing Limited

“We have always felt confident in their understanding of our needs and expectations.”

Anthony Leggett, Bursar, St Joseph’s College

“The team at Blandy & Blandy guided the trustees of Daisy’s Dream expertly through the transition to becoming a CIO. They provided practical advice and support throughout the entire process and we would have no hesitation in recommending them to other charities considering engaging with the team.”

Gill Stevens, Director, Daisy's Dream

Awards & Accreditations

Top tier firm, Chambers UK

Top tier firm, Chambers UK

Top tier firm, The Legal 500

Top tier firm, The Legal 500

Finalist, Thames Valley Deals Awards 2017

Finalist, Thames Valley Deals Awards 2017

'Property Law Firm of the Year', Thames Valley Property Awards 2017

'Property Law Firm of the Year', Thames Valley Property Awards 2017

Finalist, 'Property Law Firm of the Year', Thames Valley Property Awards 2018

Finalist, 'Property Law Firm of the Year', Thames Valley Property Awards 2018

UK Top 20 Planning Law Firm, Planning Magazine 2018

UK Top 20 Planning Law Firm, Planning Magazine 2018

Member of the international Law Firm Network

Member of the international Law Firm Network

Members, Employment Lawyers Association

Members, Employment Lawyers Association

Members, Association of Business Recovery Professionals

Members, Association of Business Recovery Professionals

Finalist, Pride of Reading Awards 2018

Finalist, Pride of Reading Awards 2018

Winner, Southern Women of Achievement Awards 2018

Winner, Southern Women of Achievement Awards 2018

Winner, Women in Business Awards 2016

Winner, Women in Business Awards 2016

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