Blandy & Blandy LLP Solicitors

"Really gets under the skin of the business."

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For Your Business

Employment Law Solicitors

One of the leading firms of solicitors in Reading and the Thames Valley, we advise employers on all aspects of Employment Law and at every stage of the employment relationship. Our specialist expertise is acknowledged in the UK’s leading guides to law firms, Chambers UK and The Legal 500.

Our Expertise

At the heart of every successful organisation are its people. Attracting and retaining the best employees and developing the right culture, while remaining agile and adaptable, and managing risk, requires having effective and legally compliant policies and practices in place, and ensuring that those practices are user-friendly and will be implemented. We provide expert advice on Employment law and strategic HR issues to support your business’ continued growth and ensure that its interests are firmly protected.  

Our dedicated Employment law team is experienced in advising organisations including UK subsidiaries of multinational companies, family and owner-managed businesses and SMEs, independent schools and charities and other education providers. We also act for employees, resulting in a crucial, and often time and cost saving, understanding of matters from both perspectives.

Further, unlike many firms of solicitors, we routinely represent our clients at employment tribunals, working closely with barristers when required. Experience has shown that end to end conduct of an employment dispute results in a more favourable result. We also provide tailored in-house training to clients to assist them in minimising the risk of being exposed to employment claims, and regular free external training sessions which clients are invited to attend.

Supported by the expertise in our other teams, we provide a comprehensive range of legal services to businesses and their owners or management teams, allowing  you to manage both your private and commercial needs more efficiently and effectively using a single law firm.

As members of the international Law Firm Network , we can also advise overseas clients on doing business in the UK or help UK businesses with dealings in other countries..

What We Can Help You With

  • Business immigration
  • Buying or selling a business
  • Data protection
  • Disability & discrimination
  • Disciplinary handling
  • Employment contracts, policies & procedures
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Family friendly rights
  • Flexible working requests
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Grievances & disputes
  • Insolvency and recovery
  • Maternity or paternity leave
  • Poor performance or sickness
  • Restructuring and redundancy
  • Settlement agreements
  • Shared parental leave
  • Training (in-house)
  • Tribunal claims
  • TUPE
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Working time issues

Looking for expert legal advice?

Meet the Team

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

Tim Clark

Tim Clark

Joint Managing Partner, Employment Law

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Sue Dowling

Sue Dowling

Partner, Employment Law & Venue Licensing

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Laura Binnie

Laura Binnie

Associate Solicitor, Employment Law

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Andrea Corr

Andrea Corr

Solicitor, Employment Law

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Jennifer Scott

Jennifer Scott

Trainee Solicitor

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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 Employment law, 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

Having advised businesses, their owners and management teams in relation to Employment law matters for many decades, you can trust in our significant expertise and experience.

KEEPING YOU UP TO DATE

We invite clients to a series of annual events, including an Employment law seminar and mock employment tribunal, and offer updates via regular email bulletins.

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

“Incredibly impressive.”

Chambers UK

“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, covering the areas of corporate, commercial and employment law. 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 Pettit, Chief Finance & Information Officer, Reading Buses (Reading Transport 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

“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 selected Blandy & Blandy as their approach and their ethos closely matched our own. This empathy has been clear through everything they have done for us, from day to day legal advice through to due diligence and support in tribunals, we have always felt confident in their understanding of our needs and expectations.”

Anthony Leggett, Bursar, St Joseph’s College

“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

“Blandy & Blandy did an excellent job of delivering training to our line managers.”

Harmeet Kaur Bumrah, HR Manager, Unatrac 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 provided and the relationship we have built over the years, their responsiveness and ability to understand our needs.”

Katharine Horler OBE, CEO, Adviza Partnership

“Invaluable help and extensive experience. I would highly recommend Blandy & Blandy and I would like to work with them again in the future.”

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Awards & Accreditations

Recommended, Chambers UK

Recommended, Chambers UK

Recommended, The Legal 500

Recommended, The Legal 500

Members, Employment Lawyers Association

Members, Employment Lawyers Association

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