Blandy & Blandy LLP Solicitors

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

The Legal 500

For You & Your Family

Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts Solicitors

Listening to and understanding your needs, while looking after your long-term interests, is at the heart of what our specialist solictors do. We are tremendously proud of the fact that many of our clients remain with us for their lifetimes and to act for some families across generations.

Our Expertise

Based in Reading and Henley-on-Thames, we are one of the largest and most respected teams advising individuals and families in the south of England and are ranked as a top tier firm in the UK’s leading guides to law firms, Chambers HNW and The Legal 500.

Our experienced solicitors are committed to providing you with clear, practical and effective legal advice. Our clients have commented that we are understanding, responsive and provide a highly personal service and, crucially, we are value for money. Our priority is to provide the peace of mind that comes with ensuring the effective transfer of your assets to the next generation.

You may be planning for the future, looking to make or update your will or need advice in relation to Inheritance Tax or Capital Gains Tax planning. We have significant experience in advising on tax efficient solutions and are able to advise on more complex arrangements and estates involving international assets. 

We also assist families, including executors and beneficiaries, when a loved one has sadly passed away, advising on probate and estate administration at this difficult time. If a dispute occurs, we also have expertise in this specialist area.

Further, we can advise on existing Enduring Powers of Attorney and all aspects of Lasting Powers of Attorney. We have particular expertise in relation to applications to the Court of Protection and are able to advise Attorneys and Deputies where a loved one has lost capacity and is not able to manage their financial and property related affairs.

Our full range of services allows clients, ranging from business owners to large landowners, to manage both their private and commercial needs more effectively using a single law firm.

What We Can Help You With

  • Acting as an independent administrator or trustees in the case of dispute
  • Acting as or advising executors, attorneys and deputies
  • Business owners, shareholders & directors
  • Court of Protection
  • Deeds of variation
  • Elderly or vulnerable clients
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs)
  • High net worth individuals
  • International assets
  • Lasting powers of attorney (LPAs)
  • Mental capacity
  • Probate & estate administration
  • Property
  • Tax & trusts
  • Wills & estate planning
  • Wills & probate disputes

Looking for expert legal advice?

Why Choose Us?

LEADING REPUTATION

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

APPROACHABLE SERVICE

Listening carefully to our clients’ needs and aims, we are committed to providing clear, practical and effective legal advice, an understanding responsive and highly personal service and, crucially, value for money.

OUTSTANDING CLIENT CARE

We appreciate and are proud of the excellent feedback we continue to receive. In a recent firm wide survey of nearly 400 clients, 99% said that they would recommend us to others and 100% rated their experience as ‘good’ to ‘excellent’.

PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

We enjoy established relationships with accountants and financial advisers, banks, estate agents and other firms of solicitors allowing us to work together effectively for your benefit.

A JOINED UP APPROACH

You can rely on our specialist expertise in other areas, ranging Property to Family law.

Meet the Team

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

Trainee Solicitor

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Katherine Coulson

Katherine Coulson

Legal Assistant, Wills, Probate Tax & Trusts

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Laura Evans

Laura Evans

Solicitor, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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Kirsti Harvey

Kirsti Harvey

Legal Assistant, 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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Lorna Sansom

Lorna Sansom

Senior Solicitor, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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Stephanie Scullion

Stephanie Scullion

Solicitor, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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“The best in Reading.”

Chambers UK

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

The Legal 500

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

Client

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

Client

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

Client

“Our adviser was extremely helpful and very polite. She spoke clearly and explained everything to us in detail. ”

Client

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

Client

“Very helpful, very understanding and very patient with us.”

Client

“Practical and plain speaking with every courtesy in assisting us.”

Client

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

Client

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

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Partner, Planning & Environmental Law

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Jonathan Gater

Jonathan Gater

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

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Jane Gunnell

Jane Gunnell

Partner, Commercial Property Law

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