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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.

We acknowledge that every member of our team has a vital role to play in the growth and success of our firm and in delivering trusted legal advice and excellent client care.

We strive to ensure that we attract and retain talented colleagues and we are committed to helping them to develop their careers, to acknowledging their contribution and to celebrating their achievements.

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

Our centrally located offices in Reading and Henley-on-Thames provide a convenient and comfortable working environment.

From a hands-on induction programme, through to an enjoyable mix of social events, we are confident that you will find Blandy & Blandy a challenging and rewarding firm in which to continue your career.

You can view current opportunities to join our growing and successful team here or further information on training contracts here.

Candidates must be able to prove that they are eligible to work in the UK.

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

Benefits we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Discretionary annual bonus scheme
  • Centrally located offices, with excellent transport links
  • Hybrid working, at home and in the office (may vary dependent on your role)
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Pension scheme
  • Life cover (4 x salary)
  • Private medical insurance or healthcare cashback plan (which can be extended at discounted cost to include family members)
  • Support with professional qualifications, training, memberships and subscriptions
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Quarterly awards and long service awards after five years
  • Social and wellbeing events
  • An extra day’s annual leave to give back through volunteering 
  • Introduction bonus if you recommend a new colleague
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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Asma Muneer

“I joined the firm as a newly qualified solicitor and I have been encouraged to develop and progress my career at the firm with the ongoing support of the partners and the wider firm. The firm upholds its values of excellence and integrity in the work they do and the advice they give to clients.”

Asma Muneer, Solicitor, Dispute Resolution

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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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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, Senior 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, Senior Solicitor, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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Emma Ford

“I was attracted to the breadth of expertise that the firm has to offer, which would provide me with a well-rounded and high quality training experience. As a trainee, I have had hands-on experience in a variety of departments, undertaking a growing level of responsibility whilst under the supervision of very supportive colleagues. As I reach the final stages of my training contract, I can look back on a very rewarding period of training with Blandy & Blandy and I feel fully prepared for the next stage of my career as a solicitor.”

Emma Ford, Trainee Solicitor

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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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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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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, Solicitor, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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David Lamont

“It is rare to work somewhere where colleagues embrace and embody the firm's values in the way that they do at Blandy & Blandy. I think that we have a very welcoming and supportive culture and that the firm is a challenging and rewarding one to be a part of.”

David Lamont, Marketing Manager

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Jennifer Scott

“Working at Blandy & Blandy is a brilliant opportunity that gives you the chance to work alongside experts in their field, who are friendly, approachable and care about your career development as an employee and your wellbeing as an individual.”

Jennifer Scott, Solicitor

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Natasha Hood

“I applied for a training contract at Blandy & Blandy as it is a top tier law firm. Blandy & Blandy also has a wide range of specialties so is able to provide well-rounded and varied training. With every new training seat it’s a privilege to work in a new and incredible team.”

Natasha Hood, Trainee Solicitor

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Ed Giles

“Blandy & Blandy is a truly full service firm which gives trainees the freedom to experience a wide variety of quality work. Trainees aren’t expected to know exactly where they want to qualify at the start of their training contract but by the end we’re in a great position to make an informed choice.”

Ed Giles, Trainee Solicitor

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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 'very good' 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 promote a healthy work-life balance.

  • Engaging and enjoyable

    Engaging and enjoyable

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

Awards & Accreditations

Top tier firm, Chambers UK

Top tier firm, Chambers UK

Top tier firm, The Legal 500

Top tier firm, The Legal 500

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

'Very good' rating, Best Companies Survey

'Very good' rating, Best Companies Survey

Winner, Thames Valley Women in Business Awards 2016

Winner, Thames Valley Women in Business Awards 2016

News & Insights

Blandy & Blandy Top Ranked by Chambers UK Guide
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