Blandy & Blandy Solicitors

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"A strong choice in Reading for clients requiring private client services."

Chambers HNW Guide

Solicitors For You & Your Family

Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts Solicitors

With offices in Reading, Henley-on-Thames and London, we are recognised as one of the most experienced and respected teams of Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts solicitors in the Thames Valley, meaning you can trust that you are in safe and expert hands.

Leading Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts Solicitors in Reading and Henley-on-Thames

Whether you are looking to make or update your Will, including advice in relation to trusts and lifetime tax planning, or for advice in relation to probate and estate administration, Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) or Court of Protection and mental capacity issues, we have the experience to help you.

Our specialist solicitors work with a broad range of clients, including high net worth individuals with significant assets to those who are vulnerable or elderly.

Our comprehensive range of legal services allows you to seamlessly and cost-effectively manage all of your legal needs using a single firm of solicitors.

Listening carefully to your needs and aims, we are committed to providing you with clear and effective legal advice, an understanding and supportive service and, crucially, value for money. Alongside the peace of mind that comes with ensuring your loved ones' future interests are taken care of. 

Having recently marked our 285th anniversary, we are very proud of the fact that many of our clients stay with us throughout their lifetimes and to act for some families across generations.

Our offices, in Reading, Henley-on-Thames and London are centrally and conveniently located. But, when considering your options, don’t necessarily limit yourself to firms within your local area. We are 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 out 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.

Trusted Expertise & Advice

We compare very favourably alongside national, city and larger regional firms and pride ourselves on providing clear, practical, understanding and effective legal advice, a responsive and highly personal service and, crucially, value for money, as reflected in the excellent client feedback we continue to receive. 

Unlike seemingly lower cost alternatives, your solicitor or adviser will be on-hand and easily contactable when needed, providing peace of mind and ensuring that you are kept fully informed at every stage.

We are one of only two firms based in Reading and the surrounding area to be recognised in the top tier in both of the UK’s leading guides to law firms, Chambers HNW Guide and The Legal 500, and the only firm with offices in Henley-on-Thames. In 2019, we were named 'Best Probate Law Firm – London/South East' at the national Probate Research Awards. 

The majority of our solicitors are also members of, and accredited by, leading professional bodies, including the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Solicitors for the Elderly and the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and our entire team has completed training to become Dementia Friends, in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Society. 

Wills & Estate Planning 

You may be looking to make or update your Will, perhaps due to a marriage or divorce, the arrival of children or grandchildren or a change in your circumstances. We can advise on both simple individual or mirror Wills (for couples) and more complex Wills and estates, including those involving trusts and significant property or business assets and overseas interests. We can also provide advice in relation to tax efficient solutions involving Inheritance Tax (IHT) or Capital Gains Tax (CGT) planning.

According to a recent survey conducted by Blandy & Blandy, 52% of adults aged over 35 and living in south east England do not have a Will, despite it being a vitally important document. You may find our blog article on this and why it is essential to have an up-to-date Will of interest. 

Probate & Estate Administration 

When someone close to you sadly passes away, dealing with probate and the the administration of their estate can be one task too many at this difficult time. We can help individuals, trustees or executors by providing advice on all aspects of probate and estate administration, as well as in relation to more practical matters, including valuing and selling property and other assets. If an inheritance related dispute unfortunately occurs at any time, we also have solicitors with expertise in this specialist area.

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) 

We can advise on Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) and existing Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs) if you wish to protect against future mental incapacity due to an accident or illness (for example Dementia). We have particular expertise in relation to applications to the Court of Protection and are able to advise attorneys and deputies where someone has unfortunately lost mental capacity and is no longer able to make decisions or manage their own financial, property and health related affairs. You may find our blog article, 'What is a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)?' helpful.

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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 Wills and estate planning, tax & trusts, probate and estate administration, Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) and Court of Protection matters, 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 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’.

AWARD-WINNING

We are recognised as a top tier firm of solicitors in the UK's leading guides to law firms, Chambers HNW and The Legal 500, and have received a growing number of rankings, awards and nominations in recent years.

A JOINED UP APPROACH

You can rely on our specialist expertise in areas other than wills, probate, tax & trusts, ranging family law to property, if needed.

Our Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts Solicitors

For expert legal advice call our Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts team
Reading 0118 951 6800 or Henley-on-Thames 01491 572 323

Caroline Casagranda

Caroline Casagranda

Partner, Wills, Probate Tax & Trusts

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Philip D'Arcy

Philip D'Arcy

Partner, Dispute Resolution & Notary Public

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Jonathan Gater

Jonathan Gater

Joint Managing Partner, Wills, Probate Tax & Trusts & Court of Protection

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Graham Benwell

Graham Benwell

Consultant Solicitor, Wills, Probate Tax & Trusts

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Patrick Brennan

Patrick Brennan

Associate Solicitor, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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Elizabeth Short

Elizabeth Short

Associate Solicitor, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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Anna Butler

Anna Butler

Legal Assistant, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts & Court of Protection

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Kelly Chandler

Kelly Chandler

Senior Solicitor, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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Sophie Clark

Sophie Clark

Solicitor

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Katherine Coulson

Katherine Coulson

Legal Assistant, Wills, Probate Tax & Trusts

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Sara Dalmazzo-Auckland

Sara Dalmazzo-Auckland

Chartered Legal Executive , Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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Emma Ford

Emma Ford

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Kirsti Harvey

Kirsti Harvey

Chartered Legal Executive , Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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Kate Hooper

Kate Hooper

Legal Assistant, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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Frances Kyle

Frances Kyle

Senior Solicitor, Dispute Resolution

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Louise Nelson

Louise Nelson

Senior Solicitor, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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Emily Riesco

Emily Riesco

Solicitor, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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Louise Ryan

Louise Ryan

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Stephanie Scullion

Stephanie Scullion

Senior Solicitor, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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“A well respected and longstanding firm of solicitors in Reading.”

“Blandy & Blandy provide an excellent service to their clients and have the ability to explain complex matters to make clients feel at ease.”

“Clients have complete confidence in them. They give a very personalised and bespoke service.”

“High net worth individuals, multimillion-pound trusts and estates, and the owners and directors of family and owner-managed businesses retain the practice.”

“I have referred many of my clients to them and I have had nothing but glowing feedback.”

“We recently worked with Blandy & Blandy to draw up new Wills and Lasting powers of Attorney. In both cases, our solicitor was easy to talk to and clearly explained the options, including all of the questions we asked. The whole experience was very customer friendly from start to finish. I am very happy to recommend Blandy & Blandy.”

“For the handling of my step-mother’s Will and the ensuing sale of her house, it was very clear that Blandy and Blandy had highly competent and experienced staff with detailed knowledge of the relevant law.”

“A very professional, friendly and helpful service and an excellent experience. Highly recommended.”

“Attention to detail, quality of service and value for money. Recommnded. ”

“The whole team are extremely knowledgeable and approachable, and have an ability to put clients at ease when discussing complex and difficult areas.”

“A strong team with a great reputation for private client work.”

“They were helpful and explained everything well, so that I could understand and make decisions. I was very pleased with the experience.”

“Courteous, charming and considerate at all times. A friendly and welcoming firm.”

“Helpful and sympathetic. I will definitely use the firm again.”

“Practical and plain speaking.”

“Very helpful, understanding and patient with us.”

Awards & Accreditations

Top tier firm, Chambers HNW Guide

Top tier firm, Chambers HNW Guide

Top tier firm, The Legal 500

Top tier firm, The Legal 500

Winner - 'Best Probate Law Firm - London/South East', UK Probate Research Awards 2019

Winner - 'Best Probate Law Firm - London/South East', UK Probate Research Awards 2019

Our team features members of  the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Our team features members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Our team features members of Solicitors for the Elderly

Our team features members of Solicitors for the Elderly

Blandy & Blandy LLP is a Dementia Friend

Blandy & Blandy LLP is a Dementia Friend