Blandy & Blandy LLP Solicitors

"Development, secured lending and transactional work are where Blandy & Blandy's team shines."

The Legal 500

Solicitors For Your Business

Commercial Property Solicitors

One of the largest and most experienced Commercial Property teams in Reading and the Thames Valley, our specialist solicitors advise clients across the region and beyond in relation to development land, secured lending, commercial leases and buying or selling commercial property.

Our Expertise

Named ‘Property Law Firm of the Year’ at the prestigious 2017 Thames Valley Property Awards, and as a finalist again in 2018, we are highly recommended in the UK’s leading guides to law firms, Chambers UK and The Legal 500.

Our clients include companies with turnovers ranging from under £1million to over £100million, banks and lenders, landowners and developers, local authorities, charities, universities, schools, pension funds and investors.

We advise owners and occupiers in relation to their business premises, including business parks and offices, industrial sites, retail outlets, leisure centres, schools, healthcare facilities, care homes, hotels, pubs and restaurants.

Acting on development sites ranging in size from under ten properties to more than 2,000 homes, with associated infrastructure and amenities, we provide an end to end service for both landowners and developers. 

Our expertise also includes advising borrowers and lenders in relation to secured lending transactions typically ranging between £1million - £10million in value.

We work closely alongside our dedicated Planning & Environmental law team, ranked among the top 20 planning teams nationally, as well as our other specialist teams.

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

What We Can Help You With

  • Buying or selling a business
  • Development land projects
  • First registrations
  • Leases
  • Lease extensions & leasehold enfranchisementent
  • Planning & environmental law
  • Property disputes
  • Residential property
  • Sale & purchase of commercial property
  • Sale & purchase of development land
  • Secured lending (property finance)
  • Solar panel & telecoms leases
  • Title investigations
  • Venue licensing

Looking for expert legal advice?

Meet the Team

For expert legal advice call our Commercial Property team
Reading 0118 951 6800 or Henley-on-Thames 01491 572 323

John Dingle

John Dingle

Partner, Commercial Property Law

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Jane Gunnell

Jane Gunnell

Partner, Commercial Property Law

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Luke McMath

Luke McMath

Partner

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Katja Wigham

Katja Wigham

Partner, Commercial Property Law

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Jessica Irwin

Jessica Irwin

Senior Associate Solicitor, Dispute Resolution

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Gemma Smith

Gemma Smith

Associate Solicitor, Commercial Property Law

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Louisa Baker

Louisa Baker

Senior Solicitor, Commercial Property Law

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Geena-Mae Bucknall

Geena-Mae Bucknall

Solicitor, Commercial Property Law

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Olivia Foster

Olivia Foster

Legal Assistant, Commercial Property

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Pippa Lee

Pippa Lee

Associate Solicitor, Dispute Resolution

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Julian Spence

Julian Spence

Senior Solicitor, Commercial Property Law

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Rachel Swan

Rachel Swan

Solicitor, Commercial Property Law

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Why Choose Us?

LEADING REPUTATION

We are widely acknowledged as one of the Thames Valley’s leading firms of solicitors advising on Commercial Property matters, 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 you with clear, practical, commercially focused and effective legal advice, a responsive and highly personal service and, crucially, value for money.

EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE

Having acted for many of the UK’s leading banks, advised on over £250m of development land deals in one year and in relation to some of the region’s highest profile premises, you can 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 agents, 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 more effectively using a single law firm.

Who we work with

“Blandy & Blandy’s excellent team is responsive, commercial and prepared to roll up their sleeves, with a strong reputation for development work, secured lending and transactional advice.”

The Legal 500

“Blandy & Blandy has advised Austin Fraser in a number of areas over the past 10 years, including recently on the first letting of the landmark Thames Tower. 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

“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

“Homes for Reading has used Blandy's on a number of its acquisitions and each time the service has been excellent. The team keep us well informed and they are proactive around issues that arise. This is a real help to us and a key differentiator of Blandys’ service.”

Mark Green, Managing Director, Homes for Reading

“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 made the whole process easy, allowing us to get on with business.”

Tracy Ebdon Poole, CEO, TaxCalc (Acorah Software Products 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 And Allied Trades Benevolent Fund

“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

“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 have been a great help and we would recommend them to anyone.”

Sue Griggs, Head of Finance, HANDD Business Solutions

“Their overall level of customer service is excellent.”

Client

“We feel like they're part of our team. They take on board our values and represent our interests very well, operating as if they are us.”

Awards & Accreditations

Recommended, Chambers UK

Recommended, Chambers UK

Recommended, The Legal 500

Recommended, The Legal 500

'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

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