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"One of the strongest private client teams in the south of England."

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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 Solicitors in Reading and Henley-on-Thames

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

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 that comes with ensuring your affairs will be managed properly in the future and your loved ones' interests are taken care of.

Our specialist solicitors work with a broad range of clients, ranging from those with complex and/or high net worth estates through to young families and vulnerable or elderly individuals. 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.

The majority of our solicitors are members of, or 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 team has completed training to become Dementia Friends, in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Society. 

Having marked our 285th anniversary in 2018, 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 successful approach is reflected in the excellent client feedback we continue to receive. 

While our offices in Reading, Henley-on-Thames and London are centrally and conveniently located, 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 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.

We compare favourably alongside national, City and larger regional firms and we are the only firm of solicitors with offices in both Reading and Henley-on-Thames to be recognised as a top tier firm in both of the UK’s leading guides to law firms, Chambers HNW Guide and The Legal 500. In 2019, we were also named 'Best Probate Law Firm – London/South East' at the national Probate Research Awards. 

We enjoy excellent relationships with other leading professional services firms across the region and are experienced in working closely with accountants, banks and lenders, estate agents and surveyors, independent financial advisers, stockbrokers and other advisers who may be representing you. This can help to minimise the likelihood and impact of any unforeseen issues or costly delays.

You may find our blog articles including, 'Why is it Important to Make and Update a Will?', 'What Proportion of Adults Do Not Have a Will?', 'Can You Write Your Own Will Without a Solicitor?', 'What is the Role of a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)?' and 'Why Choose a Lawyer Who is a Member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE)?' of further interest.

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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 the only firm with offices in both Reading and Henley-on-Thames to be recognised as a top tier firm of private client solicitors in the UK’s leading guides to law firms, Chambers UK and The Legal 500, and in 2019 we were named 'Best Probate Law Firm - London/South East' at the UK Probate Research Awards.

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

Graham Benwell

Graham Benwell

Consultant Solicitor, Wills, Probate Tax & Trusts

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Caroline Casagranda

Caroline Casagranda

Partner, Wills, Probate Tax & Trusts

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Philip D'Arcy

Philip D'Arcy

Consultant Solicitor, 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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Louise Nelson

Louise Nelson

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 Dimmock

Katherine Dimmock

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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Sarah Grimwood

Sarah Grimwood

Solicitor, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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Kirsti Harvey

Kirsti Harvey

Solicitor, 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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Dani McGurk

Dani McGurk

Solicitor, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts & Court of Protection

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Emily Riesco

Emily Riesco

Solicitor, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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Louise Ryan

Louise Ryan

Legal Assistant, Wills, Probate Tax & Trusts

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Stephanie Scullion

Stephanie Scullion

Senior Solicitor, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Senior Solicitor, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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Charlotte Smith

Charlotte Smith

Chartered Legal Executive, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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Lauren WIlliams

Lauren WIlliams

Chartered Legal Executive , Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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“A well respected and longstanding firm of solicitors in Reading. A strong choice for clients requiring private client services.”

“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. Recommended. ”

“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

Members of our team are Dementia Friends

Members of our team are Dementia Friends