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Blandy & Blandy

One Friar Street
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 1DA
0118 951 6800
www.blandy.co.uk
Blandy & Blandy is a leading firm of solicitors, based in Reading and London. The Thames Valley has been our home since 1733 and we have the heritage and reputation that comes with this longevity.

We enjoy working closely with our clients and are committed to achieving success with them.

Commercially, we provide a full range of legal services to both public and private sector organisations, ranging from national and multinational companies, through to banks and lenders, SMEs and owner-managed businesses, charities and educational institutions, professional practices, landowners and developers and venue and event operators.

And for nearly 300 years we have advised generations of clients on all aspects of their personal, family and business lives.

Our partners and many of our associates are acknowledged as experts by the two major legal directories, Chambers UK and The Legal 500, and we are top ranked as a firm by both. We have also held the Law Society’s Lexcel quality mark since 2003. Of the 11,000 legal practices in England and Wales fewer than 10% have achieved this ‘gold standard’.

We place our clients’ best interests at the heart of all that we do, while ensuring , through our partner led approach, that we embody our values of excellence, integrity and approachability. Feedback from both our clients and peers confirms this.

We seek to balance our heritage with a modern and progressive approach, in terms of the services we offer and the way in which they are delivered. This, underpinned by our independence, means that our clients continue to trust and recommend us year after year.

Press Release

Law Firm Blandy & Blandy Plans to Reopen Offices

Leading Thames Valley law firm Blandy & Blandy has announced plans to partially reopen its offices in Reading and Henley-on-Thames later this month, welcoming clients for face to face meetings where it is in their best interests, whilst continuing to provide a full range of legal services remotely, as it has done successfully since March. […]

David Lamont

6th July 2020

Press Release

The Housing Market: Predictions for 2020 – 2021

Partner Luke McMath, in Blandy & Blandy Solicitors’ Residential Property team, looks at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the housing market and the latest predictions for 2020 – 2021 and beyond. Our own recent survey of estate agents in the Thames Valley region showed that they generally believe the housing market will recover […]

David Lamont

26th June 2020

Press Release

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Charity Sector – Our Findings

55% of charities based in the Thames Valley region consider their future to be under threat, according to a survey carried out by Blandy & Blandy. The firm surveyed more than 100 local and national charities based in the region, to assess the short term and longer term impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic upon the […]

David Lamont

Charities

18th June 2020

Press Release

The UK Insolvency and Restructuring Regime – All Change?

Partner David Murray, in Blandy & Blandy Solicitors’ Dispute Resolution department and Insolvency & Restructuring team, explains the impact of The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill and Restructuring and Insolvency Law reforms on businesses and their owners. In a process which normally takes many months, even years to deliver, the Government has been forced by […]

David Lamont

Legal

22nd May 2020

Press Release

Firm Welcomes Reopening of Estate Agents

Associate Solicitor Manisha Bhula, head of Blandy & Blandy Solicitors’ Residential Property team, has welcomed the reopening of estate agents in the region from today, 13 May 2020, following updated Government guidance. In Reading, Henley-on-Thames and the surrounding areas we are very fortunate to work with and to be routinely recommended by a number of […]

David Lamont

13th May 2020

Press Release

The Thames Valley – What Next for Major Infrastructure Projects?

Partner Karen Jones, head of Blandy & Blandy Solicitors/ Planning & Environmental Law team, takes a look at the impact the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic could have on major infrastructure projects in and around the Thames Valley region. Last year, we welcomed around 80 attendees to a Thames Valley Prop Social event, and hosted a panel […]

David Lamont

11th May 2020

Press Release

Local Plan Updates – A look at the Thames Valley Region

Solicitor Kayleigh Chapman, in Blandy & Blandy Solicitors’ leading Planning & Environmental law team, takes a look at where local authorities in the Thames Valley region are with their local plans. The Government in its “Planning for the Future” document, published following the spring Budget in March 2020, announced that it expected all local planning […]

David Lamont

Legal

5th May 2020

Press Release

Business Owners and Shareholders – the Risk of Paying Unlawful Dividends During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Partner David Few, in Blandy & Blandy Solicitors’ Corporate & Commercial team, explains why business owners and shareholders should consider whether to declare a dividend given the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the legal requirements that must be followed if doing so. It goes without saying that the current situation represents a very difficult and unpredictable […]

David Lamont

Legal

5th May 2020

Press Release

What Proportion of Adults in the South Easy Do Not Have a Will? Blandy & Blandy Solicitors’ Findings

According to a recent survey conducted by Blandy & Blandy, 52% of adults aged over 35 and living in south east England do not have a Will. Of the 2,000 people surveyed, 11% said that they did have a Will but they were unsure if it was up-to-date, while 37% confirmed that they had a […]

David Lamont

Legal

27th April 2020

Press Release

Law Firm’s Findings Show More Than Half of UK Adults in South East England Do Not Have a Will as COVID-19 Pandemic Leads to Rise in Enquiries

According to a recent survey conducted by leading law firm Blandy & Blandy Solicitors, which has offices in the Thames Valley and London, 52% of adults aged over 35 and living in south east England do not have a Will. Of the 2,000 people surveyed, 11% said that they did have a Will but they […]

David Lamont

Legal

22nd April 2020

Press Release

Residential Property Market Slowdown – What Next?

Associate solicitor Manisha Bhula, head of Blandy & Blandy Solicitors’ Residential Property team, provides an update on the property market in the Thames Valley, explains the Government’s guidance and its impact and takes a look at what we might expect to see happen in the medium term. Residential property market supressed Research published last week […]

David Lamont

Legal

17th April 2020

Press Release

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Work – a Summary for Employers

Following an initial announcement on 20 March 2020, the Government has sought to provide further information and clarity for both employers and employees on how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“the Scheme”) will operate. Partner Sue Dowling, head of Blandy & Blandy Solicitors’ Employment Law team, explains. About the Scheme Under the Scheme, currently due […]

David Lamont

Legal

16th April 2020

Press Release

Is How We Sign Documents About to Change Amid COVID-19?

Partner John Dingle, in Blandy & Blandy’s Commercial Property team, and David Barden, a partner at Vail Williams, discuss if how we sign documents is likely to change as a result of the COVID-19 situation. With social distancing in place amid the Coronavirus outbreak, and set to remain for some time, the inability to sign […]

David Lamont

Legal

8th April 2020

Press Release

What Do Data Protection and COVID-19 Mean for Your Business?

Debbie Brett and Jennifer Scott, in Blandy & Blandy’s Corporate & Commercial team, offer a reminder for businesses of the need to consider their data protection obligations in light of increased homeworking and the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time of uncertainty, data protection may not be the first topic on your agenda and the Information […]

David Lamont

Legal

8th April 2020

Press Release

Child Arrangements for Separated Parents During the Coronavirus (COVID19) Outbreak

Associate solicitor Gemma Kemp, in Blandy & Blandy Solicitors’ leading Family team, discusses arrangements regarding children of separated parents during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. With the Government advising us to socially distance ourselves, and to self isolate if we or anyone in our household displays symptoms of Coronavirus (Covid-19), or if we are in a […]

David Lamont

Business Services, Legal, Solicitors

26th March 2020

Press Release

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Do I Still Have To Attend Court During Lockdown?

Consultant solicitor Shashi Sachdeva, in Blandy & Blandy Solicitors’ leading Family Law team, explains whether you still need to attend Court Hearings during lockdown and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. With Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s latest announcement on lockdown, do you or should you still attend Court Hearings? It is clear that attending a Court Hearing […]

David Lamont

Business Advice, Legal, Solicitors

26th March 2020

Press Release

What is a Settlement Agreement and What Should It Contain?

Solicitor Andrea Corr, in Blandy & Blandy Solicitors’ Employment Law team, explains settlement agreements and what is included in a settlement agreement. What is a settlement agreement? A settlement agreement is a legally binding contract between an employer and an employee in order to terminate employment. It may be offered as part of a redundancy […]

David Lamont

Legal

26th March 2020

Press Release

Conveyancing and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Partner Luke McMath, in Blandy & Blandy Solicitors’ Residential Property team, looks at the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on the housing market and conveyancing. The situation The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is causing the greatest disruption in the conveyancing market since at least the withdrawal of Mortgage Interest Relief at Source (MIRAS) in the […]

David Lamont

Business Advice, Legal, Solicitors

26th March 2020