Blandy & Blandy LLP Solicitors

"Blandy & Blandy attracts praise for its excellent industry knowledge."

The Legal 500

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Charity Law & Education Solicitors

Home to one of the largest Charity law & Education teams in Reading and the Thames Valley, our specialist solicitors are experienced in advising national and local charities, universities, schools, colleges and student unions, charitable trusts, charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs), companies limited by guarantee, community interest companies (CICs), social enterprises and philanthropists, as well as trustees and governors.

Our Expertise

Because we have been advising charities and not for profit organisations, schools and other education providers for many decades, we have an in-depth and hands-on understanding of the challenges that you face and the sector in which your organisation operates.

Members of our Charity law & Education team regularly attend or speak at sector focused events. Most recently these have included a national accountancy firm’s charities conference, the Telegraph Festival of Education, the Berkshire Community Foundation’s annual charity symposium and our own ‘sell out’ charity law seminar, which welcomed speakers including the Chief Executive of the Epilepsy Society and the Head of Corporate Partnerships at Samaritans.

Supported by the expertise in our other teams, we provide a comprehensive range of legal services including in relation to the structure of your organisation (and changing it), collaborative working and mergers, constitutional and governance issues, trustee duties and training, regulatory matters, fundraising, online trading, commercial contacts and agreements, tendering and procurement, data protection, employment law, property and planning, legacy issues and other disputes. 

Our specialist expertise and expertise is acknowledged in The Legal 500 and has previously been nationally recognised.

As a firm we are proud to have donated over £50,000 to local charities in recent years, while continuing to support a wide range of local and national causes, including helping to raise more than £1.5 million for Cancer Research UK.

What We Can Help You With

  • Charity law
  • Commercial contracts & agreements
  • Constitutional & governance issues
  • Data protection
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment law
  • Fundraising
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Incorporation
  • Intellectual property
  • Joint ventures
  • Legacy issues
  • Mergers & collaborative working
  • Online trading
  • Property & planning
  • Registration & incorporation
  • Regulatory issues
  • Safeguarding
  • Schools
  • Secured lending (property finance)
  • Structural & governance issues
  • Tendering & procurement
  • Trustee duties & training
  • Universities

Looking for expert legal advice?

Meet the Team

For expert legal advice call our Charity Law & Education team
Reading 0118 951 6800 or Henley-on-Thames 01491 572 323

Nick Burrows

Nick Burrows

Partner, Charity & Commercial Law

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Tim Clark

Tim Clark

Joint Managing Partner, Employment Law

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Simon Dimmick

Simon Dimmick

Partner, Planning & Environmental Law

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John Dingle

John Dingle

Partner, Commercial Property Law

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Sue Dowling

Sue Dowling

Partner, Employment Law & Venue Licensing

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Jane Gunnell

Jane Gunnell

Partner, Commercial Property Law

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Karen Jones

Karen Jones

Partner, Planning & Environmental Law

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David Murray

David Murray

Partner, Dispute Resolution & Insolvency

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Katja Wigham

Katja Wigham

Partner, Commercial Property Law

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Christopher Cameron

Christopher Cameron

Solicitor, Corporate & Commercial Law

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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 charities, schools and other education providers, 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, focused and effective legal advice, a responsive and highly personal service and, crucially, value for money.

EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE

Having acted for charities and education providers for several decades, you can trust in our significant expertise and experience.

RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER ADVISERS

Our established relationships and experience in working with other leading firms 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 charities, education providers and not for profit organisations, allowing our clients to manage their needs effectively using a single law firm.

Who we work with

“Blandy & Blandy LLP attracts praise for its wide range of expertise - clients are always able to speak to or get considered advice from an expert in the field whenever they need to.”

The Legal 500

“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

“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)

“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 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

“The Abbey is grateful for the continued support of Blandy & Blandy for professional services in particular relating to employment, property and planning law. We would be happy to recommend them to others.”

Nadine Doble, Bursar, The Abbey School

Awards & Accreditations

Recommended, The Legal 500

Recommended, The Legal 500

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

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