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Blandy & Blandy Solicitors
Working at Blandy & Blandy

Working at Blandy & Blandy

Blandy & Blandy is recognised as one of the leading and longest established law firms in the Thames Valley. Find out more below about the latest opportunities to join our growing team in Reading, Henley-on-Thames and Wokingham.

As a people business, we recognise that our continued growth and success relies on us having talented, ambitious and committed colleagues who share and embody our values of excellence, integrity and approachability.

Every member of our team has a valued role to play in helping to deliver the trusted legal services and outstanding client care on which our leading reputation is based.

We are confident that you will find Blandy & Blandy a challenging, rewarding and enjoyable firm at which to continue your career. We seek to support your ongoing professional development and longer-term aims, whilst acknowledging your individual contribution and celebrating our collective achievements.

A high proportion of our team have worked with us for many years and we are very proud of our welcoming and supportive culture and firm belief in the importance of a positive work-life balance. By comparsion, colleagues also routinely join us from other leading regional and national firms. 

Our centrally located offices in Reading, Henley-on-Thames and Wokingham offer a convenient and comfortable working environment and we provide a competitive salary and benefits package, based upon your experience.

Please see current opportunities to join our team or further information on applying for a training contract

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 plus bank holidays and closed during Christmas and New Year
  • Annual volunteering day
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life cover (4 x salary)
  • Private medical insurance and/or healthcare cash plan scheme (which can be extended at a discounted rate to include family members)
  • Professional membership and subscription fees
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Work anniversary awards
  • Summer outing and Christmas party plus regular events organised by our social committee
  • Internal recruitment bonus scheme
Benefits
Catherine Currie

“From the day I accepted a job at Blandy & Blandy I was made to feel welcome. I have received unwavering support from my team and the wider firm ever since which has helped me progress my career and develop individually too. When you genuinely enjoy working with your colleagues, do not feel like ‘just another number’, and are celebrated for being integral to the success and viability of a firm, you’ve struck gold!”

Catherine Currie, Senior Solicitor, Family Law

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Anne Call

“Since joining Blandy & Blandy as a solicitor, I have been struck by how friendly and approachable everyone has been. It is a joy to work with experts in their fields who are happy to work collaboratively to provide a seamless service to our clients.”

Anne Call, Solicitor, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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Nick Burrows

“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.”

Nick Burrows, Chairman & Partner, Charity & Commercial Law

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Elizabeth Owen

“I was initially attracted to Blandy & Blandy because of its longstanding history and the firm’s clear pride in its heritage and in its identity. It has a well-established reputation, is well known and well respected, and I wanted to be part of a firm that demonstrated such a clear sense of confidence, self and direction. The firm has a broad range of disciplines, an excellent reputation and a good client base, which offers the promise of a fulfilling, meaningful and challenging career. Since joining I have been struck by the culture, which is consistently warm, friendly, conscientious; towards colleagues, towards clients and towards its broader network of professionals and the community in which the firm is based as a whole.”

Elizabeth Owen, Solicitor, Family Law

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Pam Kamel

“Blandy & Blandy stands out from the rest in that it is a personable firm yet, at the same time, has an exceptionally high standard of client care and services across the board. It is refreshing to be part of a firm that does invest its time and resources into the individuals working here. Each member of the firm celebrates in our daily milestones and successes. Firms that have this balance are very far and few, and by far this is the best career decision I have made!”

Pam Kamel, Solicitor, Residential Property

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Georgie Bright

“Blandy & Blandy was my first-choice law firm from the offset, so I was absolutely delighted when they offered me a training contract. When I first joined Blandy & Blandy I was struck by how friendly and supportive everyone was. Blandy is the type of law firm that makes you feel like you are part of a family that celebrates each one of your successes.”

Georgie Bright, Trainee Solicitor

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Andrew Smith

“The department stands out as being a proper team, in structure, practice and culture. Other places I’ve been say they are but really are a collection of individuals, which is nothing like the same thing.”

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

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Tasha Bevan-Stewart

“Blandy & Blandy is an extremely warm and welcoming place to work. Whilst everyone is dedicated to their specialist area and delivering first-rate client service, they are never too busy for a friendly chat or to help out with a query. I look forward to continuing to work with colleagues as we build relationships going forward.”

Tasha Bevan-Stewart, Partner, Family Law

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Louise Low

“I joined Blandy & Blandy as a trainee and have since qualified as a solicitor in the firm. Throughout my training and beyond, I have gained incredible experience thanks to the firm’s fantastic client base and the willingness of colleagues to support my involvement in matters. Upon qualification, I felt fully equipped and supported to take the next step in my career. The firm has a great culture and hosts regular social events which has offered the opportunity to really get to know my colleagues.”

Louise Low, Solicitor, Dispute Resolution

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Anisha Ali

“Applying for training contracts was an incredibly competitive and challenging process, but I am delighted to begin my training contract at Blandy & Blandy, as it was my top choice for the beginning of my law career. I have lived in Reading my whole life, so I was already fully aware of the strong reputation the firm has in the community. I feel grateful for the opportunity to train at a leading law firm with nearly 290 years of history. Not only do I feel like I am the right fit for Blandy & Blandy, but I can already tell that the firm is also a right fit for me.”

Anisha Ali, Trainee Solicitor

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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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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 had hands-on experience in a variety of departments, undertaking a growing level of responsibility whilst under the supervision of very supportive colleagues. I can now 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, Solicitor, Corporate & Commercial

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Alice Chaplin

“I am really excited to be completing my training contract with Blandy & Blandy. Having worked here as a legal assistant for the last couple of years I knew that this is where I wanted to train as it is a great firm, and everybody is so approachable and supportive. I am looking forward to building on my experience and learning a lot over the next two years!”

Alice Chaplin, Trainee Solicitor

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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, Corporate & Commercial Law

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Deena Radi

“I first met someone from the firm back in 2015, at a school visit, and began to look into the journey of becoming a solicitor. Eight years later, I am now a trainee at Blandy & Blandy! One of the many reasons I chose the firm is that it offers a variety of practice areas which will allow me to develop as a trainee and meet my full potential. I am in my first seat, planning and environmental law, and have already picked up on the supportive atmosphere of my department and firm as a whole. I feel I made a great decision in choosing this firm and am confident that this is the most suitable place for me to train.”

Deena Radi, Trainee Solicitor

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Peter Hilton

“I was delighted to join Blandy & Blandy as they are a very well-known and well regarded Thames Valley Firm, with a reputation for innovation and first-rate expertise. Upon joining I found the firm extremely welcoming, with a significant focus on culture and development. It is a full service firm, but feels as if it is one cohesive team.”

Peter Hilton, Associate Solicitor, Family 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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Mandy Williamson

“I’ve worked at Blandy and Blandy for 15 years now and still love it. The firm is so welcoming and friendly, from the top to the bottom. Everyone is very professional and keep the firm’s values at the top of our minds at all times.”

Mandy Williamson, Accounts Manager

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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. I am very excited to have qualified and to continue working with such an amazing team. I would like to thank all the staff at Blandy & Blandy for their support during my training contract.”

Natasha Hood, Solicitor, Residential Property

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Charlotte Smith

“I was really keen to join Blandy & Blandy, mainly due to the excellent reputation of the firm as one of the best in Reading and the surrounding region. More particularly, the team has won lots of awards and is recognised year after year in the legal directories, both collectively and in terms of featuring excellent individuals. It is also important to me to be part of a team that continues to receive positive reviews and glowing recommendations from clients and others.”

Charlotte Smith, Chartered Legal Executive, 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, Associate Solicitor, Family 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 - Commercial Disputes & Insolvency

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  • Why choose Blandy & Blandy Solicitors?

  • Reputation

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

  • Your career

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

  • Award winning

    We have received multiple workplace related awards and achieved a 'very good' rating in the Best Companies survey.

  • Connectivity

    Our offices are centrally located in Reading, Henley-on-Thames and Wokingham, with excellent transport links.

  • Culture & values

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

  • Engaging and enjoyable

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

Life in Our Firm

Winning Awards

Winning Awards

Highly Commended at the 2022 Family Law Awards.

Social Events

Social Events

An enjoyable escape room event with colleagues.

Giving Back

Giving Back

Presenting a cheque for £25,000 to our charities.

Hosting Events

Hosting Events

Hosting a drop-in advice event at Henley Town Hall.

Volunteering

Volunteering

Volunteering in the Royal Berkshire Hospital's garden.

Feeling Festive

Feeling Festive

Our Christmas Party at Reading Town Hall.

Our Community

Our Community

Sponsoring The Kenton Theatre in Henley.

Volunteering

Volunteering

Colleagues spending a day at the Readifood food bank.

Networking

Networking

Regularly hosting and attending professional events.

CPD

CPD

Training and development for colleagues.

Feeling Festive

Feeling Festive

Raising money on Christmas Jumper Day.

Getting Together

Getting Together

Our annual firm outing for all colleagues.

Growing

Growing

Introducing colleagues to our new office in Wokingham.

Well Connected

Well Connected

Welcoming guests to our Summer Garden Party.

Teambuilding

Teambuilding

Completing the Reading 'treasure trail'.

Legal Seminars

Legal Seminars

Hosting seminars and other popular events.

International

International

Attending the Law Firm Conference in New York City.

Updates

Updates

Regular firm-wide updates for all colleagues.

Achievements

Achievements

Celebrating our individual and shared successes.

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