Blandy & Blandy LLP Solicitors

"A standout firm of solicitors for family law in the Thames Valley."

The Legal 500

For You & Your Family

Family Law & Divorce Solicitors

One of the largest and most established Family law teams in Reading and Henley-on-Thames, our size means we can ensure that you are supported by the solicitor most appropriate to your needs, while helping you to carefully manage costs.

Our Expertise

A relationship breakdown and related family issues are rarely straightforward and can be emotionally and financially challenging. You will want to know that your solicitor is a specialist in Family law, understands and is sensitive to your situation and is on-hand when needed.

Crucially, we understand the need to find the right approach for you. As well as court litigation, we can offer three alternative methods of resolution - mediation, collaborative law and arbitration - providing you with the option to deal with matters without the need to attend court. All of our team are members of Resolution and committed to its ethos of adopting a constructive approach to resolving family disputes.

We are the only firm of solicitors in Reading and Henley-on-Thames to be top ranked for Family law in both of the UK's leading guides to law firms, Chambers UK and The Legal 500. Our partners are also individually recommended, while team head Brenda Long is a member of the Law Society's Family law panel. In 2018 we were named as a finalist for 'Family Law Firm of the Year - South' at the Family Law Awards.

With offices in Reading, Henley-on-Thames and London, we instruct the same experts and barristers and issue proceedings in the same courts as the larger City firms, providing a cost-effective alternative, without compromising on the quality of legal advice you will receive.

Our specialist solicitors are experienced in advising on complex and often high value Family law cases, including those involving trusts, international elements, third party interveners and appeals, as well as emergency applications and injunction work.

What We Can Help You With

  • Arbitration
  • Civil partnerships
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Collaborative law
  • Children issues
  • Divorce & separation
  • Emergency applications
  • Family law
  • Financial matters
  • International assets
  • Mediation
  • Pre & post nuptial agreements
  • Surrogacy

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Why Choose Us?

LEADING REPUTATION

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

OUTSTANDING CLIENT CARE

We appreciate and are proud of the excellent feedback we continue to receive. In a recent firm wide survey of nearly 400 clients, 99% said that they would recommend us to others and 100% rated their experience as ‘good’ to ‘excellent’.

ALTERNATIVE METHODS

As well as court litigation, we can offer the alternatives of mediation, collaborative law and arbitration, allowing you to deal with matters in a more constructive way without the need to attend court.

A JOINED UP APPROACH

You can rely on our specialist expertise in other areas, ranging from wills and estate planning to property, if needed.

Meet the Team

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

Claire Dyer

Claire Dyer

Partner, Family Law

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Brenda Long

Brenda Long

Chairman & Partner, Family Law

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Andrew Don

Andrew Don

Consultant Solicitor, Family Law

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Gemma Kemp

Gemma Kemp

Associate Solicitor, Family Law

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Paul Linsell

Paul Linsell

Associate Solicitor, Family Law

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Shashi Sachdeva

Shashi Sachdeva

Consultant Solicitor, Family Law

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Catherine Currie

Catherine Currie

Solicitor, Family Law

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Emma Hillier

Emma Hillier

Associate Legal Executive, Family Law

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Rhiannon Jones

Rhiannon Jones

Senior Solicitor, Family Law

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Rebecca Ledgerwood

Rebecca Ledgerwood

Solicitor, Family Law

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“Blandy & Blandy LLP’s wealth of experience is second to none.”

Chambers UK

“Staff who are willing to go the extra mile with a very quick response time.”

The Legal 500

“A formidable reputation in the region for complex and high-value divorce cases.”

Chambers UK

“If you are considering support for a divorce or a legal battle, then this is the firm you want on your side. Even the magistrates were impressed by their work.”

Client

“The support from Blandy & Blandy was brilliant throughout and I would recommend them all in a heartbeat.”

Client

“The support was brilliant throughout. Simply amazing.”

Client

“Always professional, transparent, prompt, proactive, supportive and compassionate throughout a very difficult and challenging process.”

Client

“I certainly won't hesitate to recommend Blandy & Blandy or to seek your assistance again.”

Client

“The standard of care, advice and attention I received was second to none.”

Client

“You have been amazing and I'm very grateful for all of the excellent service and advice that I have received.”

Client

“Your service was exemplary and I will definitely recommend you to others.”

Client

“I was so reassured and impressed with your clear advice.”

Client

“Thank you for the work you have undertaken on my behalf. You have given my life back.”

Client

Awards & Accreditations

Top tier firm, Chambers UK

Top tier firm, Chambers UK

Top tier firm, The Legal 500

Top tier firm, The Legal 500

The Law Society's Family Law Accreditation Scheme

The Law Society's Family Law Accreditation Scheme

Our team features members of Resolution - first for family law

Our team features members of Resolution - first for family law

Finalist, 'Family Law Firm of the Year - South', Family Law Awards 2018

Finalist, 'Family Law Firm of the Year - South', Family Law Awards 2018

Recommended, Citywealth Leaders List 2017

Recommended, Citywealth Leaders List 2017

Our team features members of the Thames Valley Family Lawyers Society

Our team features members of the Thames Valley Family Lawyers Society

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Gemma Kemp

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