Specialist Planning & Environmental Law Solicitors and Legal Advice in Reading & Henley-on-Thames
Land and property are often among the most important assets of any family or individual, while planning is an area that can have a major impact on our surroundings and lives.
Whether you are looking to maximise your land or property’s potential, in terms of both use and value, seeking to challenge a planning decision, or are faced with another issue, our dedicated Planning & Environmental Law team can provide specialist advice to help you achieve the best possible outcome.
Experienced Planning & Environmental Law solicitors
We have significant experience in acting for and working within local authorities, meaning that we have a crucial understanding of how they operate and make decisions. As a client, you will also benefit from our established relationships and experience in working with other professional services firms and advisers in and around the Thames Valley, as well as our hands-on knowledge of the region. These factors can often help to reduce the likelihood and impact of any unforeseen issues or costly delays, resulting in a smoother process and more favourable outcomes.
Blandy & Blandy is ranked among the UK's top 20 Planning Law firms in Planning magazine’s 2023 Planning Law Survey and is consistently recognised as a top tier firm in the UK's leading guides to law firms, Chambers UK and The Legal 500. Partner and team head Karen Jones has also been individually recommended in both guides, with the latter naming her a 'leading individual' in the field, and she is featured in Planning magazine's list of the country's highest rated planning solicitors, in joint 13th place. In the past six years we have been named as a finalist in the ‘Property Law Firm of the Year’ category at the Thames Valley Property Awards three times (2017, 2018 and 2023), winning in 2017. Recently, we were also named ‘Property Law Firm of the Year’ at the 2023 Insider South East Property Awards and shortlisted in the 'Best Law Firm' category at the 2023 Royal Berkshire Property Awards.
Our team also provides expert advice to a wide range of commercial clients. having advised in relation to some of the most strategically important projects in the region and been involved in high profile sites such as Green Park, M4 Junction 11, Reading Station, Thames Valley Science Park and Didcot and Shinfield strategic development locations.