Blandy & Blandy LLP Solicitors

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

Chambers HNW Guide

Solicitors For You & Your Family

Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts Solicitors

Based in Reading and Henley-on-Thames, we are one of the largest, most experienced and respected teams of Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts solicitors in the region, meaning that you can trust in our significant expertise and unrivalled reputation.

Specialist Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts Solicitors

Listening carefully to your needs and aims, our team is 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 the effective transfer of your assets to loved ones. 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 ranked as a top tier firm in the UK’s leading guides to law firms, Chambers HNW and The Legal 500, and were named 'Best Probate Law Firm – London/South East' at the 2019 Probate Research Awards in London.

Wills & Estate Planning

You may be looking to the future and to make or update a Will, often also requiring expert advice on Inheritance Tax (IHT) or Capital Gains Tax (CGT) planning. Our solicitors have extensive experience in advising on tax efficient solutions and are able to assist with more complex arrangements, including for estates involving property and business interests or overseas assets.

Probate, Estate Administration & Disputes

When someone close to you sadly passes away, we can advise on all aspects of probate and the administration of a person's estate, as well as more practical matters, at this difficult time. If an inheritance dispute unfortunately occurs, we also have solicitors with expertise in this specialist area.

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs)

Further, we can advise on Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) and existing Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs). 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 capacity and is no longer able to manage their own financial and property or health related affairs.

For All of Your Legal Needs

Our comprehensive range of legal services allows you to manage and coordinate all of your private client needs, and where relevant your commercial interests, more efficiently and effectively using a single firm of solicitors.

What We Can Help You With

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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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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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Helen Stott

Helen Stott

Solicitor, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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Emily Riesco

Emily Riesco

Solicitor, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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“The best in Reading.”

Chambers UK

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

The Legal 500

“"An excellent firm to work with."”

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

“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.”

Client

“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

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

Client

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

Client

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

Client

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

Client

“Practical and plain speaking.”

Client

“Very helpful, understanding and patient with us.”

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

News & Insights

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Philip D'Arcy

Philip D'Arcy

Partner, Dispute Resolution & Notary Public

Who Gets the Pension Pot and/or Death in Service Benefit When Someone Dies?
Philip D'Arcy

Philip D'Arcy

Partner, Dispute Resolution & Notary Public

Can I Make My Own Will? The Problems That Can Arise
Helen Stott

Helen Stott

Solicitor, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

Blandy & Blandy LLP Ranked as a Top Tier Firm in The Legal 500
David Lamont

David Lamont

Marketing Manager

Reading is Among Top Ten Inheritance Tax Hotspots
Patrick Brennan

Patrick Brennan

Associate Solicitor, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

Later Life Advice Event at Henley's River and Rowing Museum
David Lamont

David Lamont

Marketing Manager

Prorogation of Parliament to Further Delay Rise in Probate Fees
Patrick Brennan

Patrick Brennan

Associate Solicitor, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

Sophie Clark Joins Probate, Tax & Trusts Team
David Lamont

David Lamont

Marketing Manager

Firm Celebrates Launch of Riverside Henley-on-Thames Office
David Lamont

David Lamont

Marketing Manager

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