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Family Law & Divorce Solicitors

With offices in Reading, Henley-on-Thames and London, we are recognised as one of the most experienced and established teams of Family Law solicitors in the Thames Valley, meaning you can trust that you are in safe and expert hands.

Leading Family Law Solicitors in Reading & Henley-on-Thames

We recognise that a relationship breakdown and other family related issues can be complex, as well as emotionally and financially challenging for you.

If you are considering separation or divorce, or are seeking advice in relation to another matter, you will want to find a carefully chosen solicitor who is a specialist in Family Law, understands and is sensitive to your situation and is on-hand when needed. The area of Family Law is fast moving and only a solicitor who spends all their time working in this field can stay abreast of all the developments. You may find our blog article, 'Choosing a Solicitor Who is a Specialist Family Lawyer' and this guide to our Family Law team (PDF) helpful.

Our team is experienced in dealing with Family Law cases ranging from the relatively straightforward, through to complex and high value divorces, including those involving children, significant assets (including property, business shareholdings, trusts and overseas interests). We can also advise on areas including nuptial agreements, domestic abuse, surrogacy, enforcement and appeals.

Finding the right approach

Recognising the need to find the right approach for you, a member of our Family Law team can discuss and help to assess your individual situation and provide clear and practical advice on a way forward which will achieve the best outcome for you and your family, while helping to carefully manage timescales and costs. 

All of our solicitors are members of Family Law body Resolution and committed to its ethos of adopting a constructive approach to resolving family disputes. As such, we offer several alternatives to Court litigation, including mediation, collaborative lawarbitration and early neutral evaluation, providing you the opportunity to deal with matters without the need to attend Court. We are also experienced in using other methods to resolve disputes, such as round table meetings and private financial dispute resolution hearings (FDRs). 

Experienced Family Law solicitors

While our offices in ReadingHenley-on-Thames and London are centrally and conveniently located, don’t necessarily limit yourself to firms within your local area. We are also experienced in working with our clients remotely and adept at dealing with matters in this way, meaning that you can expect the same expert legal advice and excellent client care on which our leading reputation is based, however you decide to work with us. Where appropriate, we may also be able to travel to see you for an initial or subsequent meetings.

As a leading regional firm, we instruct the same experts and barristers and issue proceedings in the same Courts as the larger national and City firms, providing a cost-effective alternative, without compromising on the quality of legal advice you will receive.

We enjoy excellent relationships with other leading professional services firms across the region and are experienced in working closely with other advisers who may be representing you. This can help to ensure a smoother process and to minimise the likelihood and impact of any unforeseen issues or costly delays. You can also rely on our specialist expertise in areas other than Family Law, if needed, including Wills and estate planning, property and advice in relation to your business interests.

We are the only firm with offices in both Reading and Henley-on-Thames to be recognised as a top tier firm of Family Law solicitors in the UK’s leading guides to law firms, Chambers UK and The Legal 500. In 2018, we were named as a finalist for 'Family Law Firm of the Year - South' at the UK-wide Family Law Awards. Our successful approach is also reflected in the excellent client feedback we continue to receive. 

Help & further information

You may find our blog articles, including 'Getting a Divorce - A Helpful Guide', 'Divorce - 5 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)', 'How To Tell Children About Divorce or Separation: 10 Tips' and 'What is Collaborative Law? The Benefits Explained' of further interest.

For further information or legal advice, please contact our Family Law team below. Or, if you would prefer, you can get started online, in your own time and space. You will be asked a series of confidential questions and receive valuable feedback to provide you with an idea of where you stand.

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Why Choose Us?

LEADING REPUTATION

We are widely acknowledged as one of the Thames Valley’s leading firms of Family Law solicitors, with conveniently located offices in Reading, Henley-on-Thames and London.

APPROACHABLE SERVICE

Listening carefully to your needs and aims, we are committed to providing clear, practical and effective legal advice, a responsive and highly personal conveyancing service and, crucially, value for money.

OUTSTANDING CLIENT CARE

You can be reassured that in our recent annual survey, 99% of clients said that they would recommend our firm to others, while 100% rated their experience as either ‘good’ or ‘excellent’.

ALTERNATIVE METHODS

As well as court litigation, we can offer the alternatives of mediation, collaborative law and arbitration and early neutral evaluation, 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 areas other than Family Law, ranging from Wills and estate planning to property, if needed.

Our Family Law Solicitors

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

Tasha Bevan-Stewart

Tasha Bevan-Stewart

Partner, Family Law

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Claire Dyer

Claire Dyer

Partner, Family Law

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Shashi Sachdeva

Shashi Sachdeva

Consultant Solicitor, Family Law

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Catherine Currie

Catherine Currie

Senior Solicitor, Family Law

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Emma Hillier

Emma Hillier

Associate Legal Executive, Family Law

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Natasha Hood

Natasha Hood

Trainee Solicitor

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Rebecca Ledgerwood

Rebecca Ledgerwood

Senior Solicitor, Family Law

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Brigitta-Lizel Danso

Brigitta-Lizel Danso

Solicitor, Family Law

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Elizabeth Owen

Elizabeth Owen

Solicitor, Family Law

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“Blandy & Blandy’s family team are without a doubt the leading firm in the Thames Valley area.”

“Blandy & Blandy’s wealth of experience in Family Law is second to none.”

“The depth and breadth of experience they have in their team is unparalleled, which is why the work they get is the very best within their area.”

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

“Blandy & Blandy have an exceptional reputation. The level of work they undertake and their excellence sets them apart from their competitors.”

“Handles complex divorce, separation and financial remedy matters, including cases involving businesses, inherited wealth, trusts and tax issues.”

“They have a fantastic strength in depth that no other firm practising in family law can rival in their area. From the senior partners down to the legal execs, this firm oozes quality in the way they service their clients. ”

“I have lost track of the number of times I have recommended them and never once heard any negative feedback. Top drawer firm full stop.”

“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.”

“I was recommended to use Blandy & Blandy by another legal professional and it was honestly one of the best decisions I've ever made. If you're in the same situation that I was, I'd encourage you to get Blandy & Blandy on your side. I am immensely grateful - thank you!”

“It's easy to look at the cost of really high quality legal help and to want to reduce it as much as possible. I would urge you to prioritise quality over cost. I could have saved money on cheaper solicitors (or spent more on more expensive ones), but it would have cost me orders of magnitudes more.”

“You're not just getting legal skills from them. They excel at the overall strategy, negotiating and making absolutely certain that although nothing can be guaranteed, they'll give you the best chance of getting a fair outcome.”

“The service offered by Blandy & Blandy to date has been exceptional. You’ve renewed my faith in solicitors!”

“The team at Blandy & Blandy have been fantastic throughout, and simply cannot be recommended highly enough. Through a difficult time, they have offered insightful, constructive and knowledgeable advice, and offered support on a personal level.”

“Thank you so much for all of your help & expert advice, I can see why you come so highly recommended. You have got a forever client who will recommend you to everyone I know and will use your services and expertise in the future.”

“Blandy & Blandy have done a wonderful job and I am very glad to have had them representing me.”

“I just wanted to say thank you. In what could have been a very testing time, your guidance, patience and support have been nothing short of first-class. You are fantastic at what you do and the manner in which you do it.”

“I can't thank Blandy & Blandy enough for all the help you have given me, not only with the divorce but also with the children. I will have no hesitation in recommending yourselves to any friends or colleagues.”

“The team at Blandy & Blandy have been fantastic throughout, and simply cannot be recommended highly enough. Through a difficult time, they have offered insightful, constructive and knowledgeable advice, but perhaps more importantly, demonstrated an understanding of the nature of the work being undertaken, and offered support on a personal level.”

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

“I cannot recommend Blandy and Blandy highly enough. My case was handled with care and compassion by an amazing solicitor, clearly at the top of her game. Use Blandy and Blandy with confidence.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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