Blandy & Blandy Solicitors

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"Development, secured lending and transactional work are where the firm's Property team shines."

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Commercial Property Solicitors

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

Commercial Property Solicitors in Reading 

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

In the past three years we have twice been named as a finalist for ‘Property Law Firm of the Year’ at the prestigious Thames Valley Property Awards, winning in 2017, and we are highly recommended in the UK’s leading guides to law firms, Chambers UK and The Legal 500. As a firm, we are also very proud of the excellent feedback we continue to receive and are committed to further developing and enhancing the services we deliver and the client care we provide.

Our Expertise & Experience in Commercial Property

Whether you are buying, selling or leasing commercial property, we are experienced in advising owners and occupiers in relation to their premises, including business parks and offices, industrial sites, retail outlets, leisure centres, schools, healthcare facilities, care homes, hotels, pubs and restaurants. 

Advising 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 landowners and developers of all sizes. We work closely alongside our specialist Planning & Environmental law team, ranked among the top 20 planning teams nationally, as well as our other specialist teams.

Our expertise also includes acting for borrowers and lenders in relation to secured lending (property finance) transactions, typically ranging between £1million - £20million in value.

For All of Your Legal Needs

Our comprehensive range of legal services allows you to manage and coordinate all of your commercial needs, and where relevant your private client interests, more efficiently and effectively using a single firm of solicitors. In addition, as members of the international Law Firm Network, we can also advise overseas clients on doing business in the UK.

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Our Commercial Property Solicitors

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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Pippa Garrod

Pippa Garrod

Associate Solicitor, Dispute Resolution

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Gemma Smith

Gemma Smith

Associate Solicitor, Commercial Property Law

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Olivia Foster

Olivia Foster

Legal Assistant, Commercial Property

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Asma Muneer

Asma Muneer

Solicitor, Dispute Resolution

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Sona Vig

Sona Vig

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 Commercial Property solicitors, 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 lenders, advised on over £250m of development land deals in one year and in relation to some of the highest profile premises in Reading and the Thames Valley, 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

Our comprehensive range of legal services allows you to manage and coordinate all of your commercial needs, and where relevant your private client interests, more efficiently and effectively using a single firm of solicitors.

Who we work with

“Responsive, commercial and prepared to roll up their sleeves.”

“Particular experience of property acquisitions and disposals and the sale and purchase of valuable development sites.”

“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 and delivered favourable results in a timely manner. I would not hesitate to recommend Blandy & Blandy to anyone wishing to secure the very best legal advice.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“The team at Blandy & Blandy really understands our business and, as a result, they always provide us with commercially focused, practical advice. We have worked together for many years now and have a great working relationship. The team are professional, approachable and we know we can rely on them to help us, whatever support we might need.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“They are a valued partner, understand our business needs and provide us with the right legal support, when needed.”

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

“The team is very responsive and commercial in its approach, more so than other property teams.”

“The team give the best advice and will always look at their client’s interests.”

“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.”

“Our experience of the team is that they are dedicated and very on the ball, both with timeframes and their advice.”

“We have used them for complicated land transfers and commercial property transfers and found them knowledgeable and efficient, to a very high standard.”

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