Blandy & Blandy Solicitors

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"A well respected and longstanding firm of solicitors in Reading."

Chambers HNW Guide

Solicitors For You & Your Family

Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts Solicitors

With offices in Reading and Henley-on-Thames, we are 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.

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

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 personal affairs are taken care of and your loved ones' future interests are protected. 

Having recently marked our 285th anniversary, we are tremendously proud of the fact that many of our clients stay with us throughout their lifetimes and to act for some families across generations. We are recognised as a top tier firm in the UK’s leading guides to law firms, Chambers HNW Guide and The Legal 500, and were named 'Best Probate Law Firm – London/South East' at the UK-wide 2019 Probate Research Awards. Please also see 'What Our Clients Say' and the results of our annual feedback survey.

Wills & Estate Planning Solicitors

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, property or business interests and overseas assets. This includes providing advice in relation to tax efficient solutions and Inheritance Tax (IHT) or Capital Gains Tax (CGT) planning. You find our blog articles, 'Making or Updating a Will During Lockdown' and 'Why is it Important to Make and Update a Will?' helpful.

Probate & Estate Administration Solicitors

When someone close to you sadly passes away, dealing with probate and the the administration of their estate can be challenging at this difficult time. We can lighten that burden and provide advice on all aspects of probate and estate administration, as well as more practical matters including valuing and selling property and other assets. If an inheritance related dispute unfortunately occurs, we also have solicitors with expertise in this specialist area.

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) Solicitors

We can advise on Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) and existing Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs) if you wish to guard againt 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 the Role of a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)?' of interest.

We continue to provide a full range of legal services in spite of the ongoing pandemic. Read more. Our full range of legal services allows you to seamlessly and cost-effectively manage all of your needs using a single firm of solicitors.

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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, powers of attorney 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 record number of rankings, awards and nominations in the past two 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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Sophie Clark

Sophie Clark

Solicitor

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Katherine Coulson

Katherine Coulson

Legal Assistant, 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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Louise Nelson

Louise Nelson

Senior Solicitor, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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Rachel Nott

Rachel Nott

Senior Solicitor, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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Louise Ryan

Louise Ryan

Legal Assistant, Wills, Probate Tax & Trusts

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Kelly Chandler

Kelly Chandler

Senior Solicitor, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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Stephanie Scullion

Stephanie Scullion

Senior Solicitor, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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Emily Riesco

Emily Riesco

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“The best in Reading.”

“Gives a very good level of service and is highly regarded for its work.”

“An excellent firm to work with.”

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

“The individuals I have had dealings with have all been friendly, approachable and clearly put their clients' interests at the heart of what they do.”

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

“Excellent in every respect and made a difficult time easier.”

“It seemed to me that a very incisive grasp of the relevant law was consistently expert, whomsoever I spoke to.”

“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

Top tier firm, Chambers HNW

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