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Charity Law Solicitors in Reading, Henley-on-Thames & Wokingham

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Charity Law Solicitors in Reading, Henley-on-Thames & Wokingham

With offices in Reading, Henley-on-Thames and Wokingham, we are recognised as one of the most established and experienced teams of Charity Law solicitors in the Thames Valley. We can also advise you remotely and you can expect the same legal advice and client care on which our leading reputation is based, however you decide to work with us.

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Leading Charity Law Solicitors in Reading, Henley-on-Thames & Wokingham

We are one of only a small number of law firms outside of London with a dedicated team of specialist Charity Law solicitors. Our team advises 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.

From incorporating or changing the structure of a charity to dealing with an Employment Law matter, buying, selling or leasing property to constitutional and governance issues, we can help and advise you.

We are also highly experienced in acting for national and local charities in relation to legacy disputes.Typically, this is where the charity is a beneficiary of a Will and relatives and/or other beneficiaries have chosen to contest the Will with a view to the charity surrendering all or part of their interest.

Working With our Leading Team of Charity Law Solicitors

Because we have been acting for 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.

You will benefit from our in-depth and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the charity and education sectors, including working with regulators and bodies such as The Charity Commission, and, if required, will also be able to draw on the specialist expertise of our colleagues in areas such as Corporate & Commercial, Employment Law, Dispute Resolution, Commercial Property and Planning & Environmental Law.

Our relationships with other leading professional services firms across the Thames Valley and our experience in working closely with other advisers who may be representing you, including consultants in the charity and education sectors, can also help to ensure a smoother process and minimise the likelihood and impact of any unforeseen issues or costly delays.

Trusted Expertise & Experience in Charity Law

We continue to be recommended in The Legal 500, in the area of ‘Charities and Not-for-Profit’ and ‘Education’, and have previously been nationally recognised in Chambers UK, whilst our successful approach and lasting professional relationships are evident in the excellent feedback that our clients kindly continue to share.

Members of our Charity Law team regularly attend and/or speak at sector focused events. These have included a national accountancy firm’s charities conference, the Telegraph Festival of Education, the Berkshire Community Foundation’s annual charities symposium and our own charity law seminars, which have welcomed board-level speakers from several national charities.

As a firm we are proud to have donated close to £100,000 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.

Our Charity Law & Education Solicitors

For expert legal advice call our Charity Law & Education team
Reading 0118 951 6800 or Henley-on-Thames 01491 572 323 Wokingham 0118 951 6888

Nick Burrows

Nick Burrows

Chairman & Partner, Charity & Commercial Law

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Tim Clark

Tim Clark

Joint Managing Partner, Employment 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

Consultant Solicitor, 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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Adam Chalker

Adam Chalker

Solicitor, Corporate & Commercial

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Emma Ford

Emma Ford

Solicitor, Corporate & Commercial

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Ben Cowdry

Ben Cowdry

Trainee Solicitor

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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 Wokingham.

  • 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

“Particularly skilled at advising charities and one of the key firms providing education law services in the region.”

The Legal 500

“The specialist team at Blandy & Blandy provides comprehensive coverage to charities and not-for-profit clients.”

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.”

Finance Director, Ben - Motor And Allied Trades Benevolent Fund

“The team at Blandy & Blandy are, without exception, an exemplar legal firm. I have had the privilege of working with partner level solicitors specialising in corporate, commercial, property and charity related matters. Their personal, rational and methodical approach to every case has been extremely beneficial. Legal minds coupled with a common sense approach means that favourable results are delivered in a timely manner. I would not hesitate to recommend Blandy & Blandy to anyone wishing to secure the very best legal advice.”

Chief Executive, The Hartley Trust

“All the team at Blandy & Blandy have been brilliant in handling the issues of my charity. They’ve dealt with some really complex issues with speed and enthusiasm.”

Trustee, Freely Fruity

“Priors Court started a partnership with Blandy & Blandy a number of years ago, this was primarily due to the fact that they were a local organisation offering high quality advice and support. Since forming the partnership our relationship has gone from strength to strength. They provide reliable, practical and timely legal advice. Their key staff quickly gained a good insight into the type of support that we required and have spent some time getting to know our charity and our working environment. I would have no hesitation in recommending them as an organisation.”

Head of HR & Training, Prior's Court

“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.”

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

“Blandy & Blandy has supported the Glass & Glazing Federation (GGF) with a wide range of legal services, covering all aspects of commercial life, for many years. It’s the simple things that matter most to clients like the GGF, such as prompt responses to communications and sound advice that can be relied upon, which all equate to how you assess value for money as a client. These core building blocks have allowed the GGF to build key relationships with our partners at Blandy & Blandy and take their strategic legal advice as we continue to grow and develop all aspects of the GGF Group. ”

Managing Director, Glass & Glazing Federation (GGF)

“I have always found Blandy’s approachable, quick to respond and extremely helpful with any query we may have.”

Headmaster, The Oratory School

“We have used Blandy & 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.”

Chief Executive, Adviza

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

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.”

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.”

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