Blandy & Blandy LLP Solicitors

"To continue to flourish we must hire outstanding people who are an excellent fit for our firm.”

Brenda Long, Chairman

Working at Blandy & Blandy

We are a people business and recognise that we will only continue to thrive if we have an excellent and engaged team who share and embody our values of excellence, integrity and approachability.

Developing your career

We strive to ensure that we attract and retain great people, support them to develop their careers and achieve their potential, and celebrate their achievements.

We acknowledge that every member of our team has a crucial role to play in the growth and success of our firm, in delivering a trusted and valued service and an excellent experience to our clients.

We are proud that a large proportion of our people remain with us for many years, of our welcoming and supportive culture and our strong belief in the importance of a healthy work-life balance.

We combine our extensive heritage with a modern and forward-thinking approach and believe in the strength of our independence. 

Our centrally located offices, in Reading and Henley-on-Thames, provide a comfortable and convenient working environment, and beginning with a tailored induction programme, through to an enjoyable mix of social events, we hope that you will find us to be friendly and welcoming and Blandy & Blandy a great place to work.  

From regular social events, an all firm summer outing and our Christmas party, through to wellbeing weeks with activities including pilates, walks, massages and yoga.

Blandy & Blandy LLP is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to eliminating discrimination and to promoting equality and diversity.

Benefits we offer

  • Centrally located offices with excellent transport links
  • Competitive salary
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Up to 25 days annual leave
  • Pension scheme
  • Life cover (4 x salary)
  • Private medical insurance or healthcare cashback plan (can be extended for family)
  • Professional qualifications, memberships and subscriptions
  • Season ticket loan
  • Quarterly staff awards and long service awards after five years
  • Regular wellbeing weeks and a programme of social events
  • An extra day’s annual leave to give back through volunteering 
  • Staff introduction reward scheme
John Dingle

“I was attracted to the firm because of its excellent reputation in the Thames Valley, by the firm's people and the culture.”

John Dingle, Partner, Commercial Property Law

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Debbie Brett

“I trained at Blandy’s so have been here for all of my legal life! I consider myself lucky to come to work here every day with talented, likeable, people.”

Debbie Brett, Partner, Commercial & Regulatory Law

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David Murray

“I was attracted to Blandy & Blandy because of its fine heritage and exciting future. The firm simply refuses to rest on its fine credentials and is constantly looking to innovate and develop.”

David Murray, Partner, Dispute Resolution & Insolvency

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Patrick Brennan

“I was attracted by the firm’s reputation in the area - it has been around for over 285 years - and so has certainly got deep roots in the Reading area and its surrounds!”

Patrick Brennan, Associate Solicitor, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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Rebecca Ledgerwood

“There is a good work life balance with plenty of opportunities for having a bit of fun along the way – the annual office outing is an event enjoyed by all staff and is just one of the many tokens by which the partners acknowledge that the success of the firm really is a team effort.”

Rebecca Ledgerwood, Solicitor, Family Law

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Stephanie Scullion

“I wanted to join Blandy & Blandy due to its history and longstanding reputation. I trained at the firm before joining the Probate, Tax and Trusts team on qualification.”

Stephanie Scullion, Solicitor, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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David Lamont

“I have never worked anywhere that has such a strong sense of identity and where colleagues embrace and embody the organisation's values in the way that they do at Blandy & Blandy. The firm provides a very fair and welcoming, enjoyable and challenging working environment and coming to work is a pleasure.”

David Lamont, Marketing Manager

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Stuart Rose

“I joined the Corporate and Commercial team in 2018, having trained at the firm. Blandy & Blandy offers trainees a diverse range of work and encourages you to get hands on.”

Stuart Rose, Solicitor, Corporate & Commercial Law

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Rachel Swan

“I knew that joining Blandy’s would provide me with an invaluable opportunity to further enhance my own knowledge and experience, while enabling me to work on a wide variety of interesting projects. Everyone is welcoming, approachable and supportive.”

Rachel Swan, Solicitor, Commercial Property Law

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Kayleigh Chapman

“Over the past four years I have witnessed first hand the encouragement and support that the firm offers its staff, having been supported throughout the legal practice course and in the development of my role in the firm from legal secretary to legal assistant and now to trainee solicitor.”

Kayleigh Chapman, Solicitor, Planning & Environmental Law

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Kirsti Harvey

“Blandy & Blandy encourages development and career progression. I joined in 2013 as a legal secretary and became a legal assistant in 2015. I have completed the academic stage of qualification as a Chartered Legal Executive and am due to qualify as a Fellow in 2019. The firm has been incredibly supportive throughout. ”

Kirsti Harvey, Legal Assistant, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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Why choose us?

  • Reputation

    Reputation

    We are proud to be recognised as one of the leading law firms in the Thames Valley.

  • Your career

    Your career

    We offer a competitive package and benefits and will support you in developing your career.

  • Award winning

    Award winning

    We have received multiple workplace related awards and a one star rating in the Best Companies survey.

  • Connectivity

    Connectivity

    We are centrally located in Reading & Henley-on-Thames, with excellent transport links.

  • Culture & values

    Culture & values

    We are proud of our welcoming and supportive culture and endorse a healthy work-life balance.

  • Engaging and enjoyable

    Engaging and enjoyable

    We get to know each other better through an enjoyable annual mix of social events.

Awards & Accreditations

One star rating, Best Companies Survey

One star rating, Best Companies Survey

Top tier firm, Chambers UK

Top tier firm, Chambers UK

Top tier firm, The Legal 500

Top tier firm, The Legal 500

Winner, Thames Valley Women in Business Awards 2016

Winner, Thames Valley Women in Business Awards 2016

Finalist, Thames Valley Women in Business Awards 2015

Finalist, Thames Valley Women in Business Awards 2015

The Law Society's legal practice quality mark for practice management and client care

The Law Society's legal practice quality mark for practice management and client care

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