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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

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

Press Release

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)?

Sophie Clark, in Blandy & Blandy Solicitors’ leading Probate, Tax & Trusts team, explains what a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is. An LPA is a legal document whereby you give another person(s) (known as an attorney(s)the ability to make certain decisions on your behalf. . Careful consideration should be given to choosing your attorney. […]

David Lamont

Legal

26th March 2020

Press Release

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Commercial Contracts – Where Do You Stand?

Partner Debbie Brett, in Blandy & Blandy Solicitors’ Corporate & Commercial team, explains the possible impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on commercial contracts with The World Health Organisation (WHO) having updated its position today, 11 March 2020. Coronavirus and commercial contracts The WHO has now declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic – so what […]

David Lamont

Business Advice, Legal, Solicitors

12th March 2020

Press Release

The Budget – Chancellor Announces Measures Designed to Support Employees and Employers in Light of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Outbreak

Partner Sue Dowling, head of Blandy & Blandy Solicitors’ Employment Law team, reflects on today’s Budget and its impact on employees and employers and no U-turn on IR35 reforms. The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, today moved to reassure smaller businesses, among those most likely to be affected by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, by confirming that small […]

David Lamont

Business Advice, Legal, Solicitors

11th March 2020

Press Release

There’s No Place Like ‘Home’ for Blandy & Blandy Solicitors

Leading Thames Valley law firm Blandy & Blandy Solicitors has recommitted its future to Reading, in a move that will take the firm close to its 300th anniversary. The 10-year lease renewals will see the firm remain at its existing premises at 1 Friar Street and 33 Blagrave Street following negotiations with the landlords by […]

David Lamont

Legal

Berkshire

9th March 2020

Press Release

The Process of Purchasing a Commercial Freehold Property at Auction

Solicitor Geena-Mae Bucknall, in Blandy & Blandy LLP’s commercial property team, provides advice for anyone considering purchasing a commercial freehold property at auction. Purchasing a commercial property at auction, whether to use ‘as is’ for commercial premises or as a development project, has its benefits. The auction process itself is quick, and the property can […]

David Lamont

Legal, Solicitors

Berkshire

3rd February 2020

Member Event

Seminar – ‘Commercial Leases – Protecting Your Interests and Avoiding the Pitfalls’

Leading Thames Valley Law firm Blandy & Blandy is set to host a seminar on ‘Commercial Leases – Protecting Your Interests and Avoiding the Pitfalls’ alongside commercial property agents Vail Williams this spring. Partners from the firm’s Planning & Environmental and Commercial Property teams, joined by a guest speaker from Vail Williams, will examine the […]

David Lamont

Legal

Berkshire

15th January 2020

Press Release

Blandy & Blandy to Host Property Event With Vail Williams Focused on Commercial Leases

Leading Thames Valley Law firm Blandy & Blandy is set to host a seminar on ‘Commercial Leases – Protecting Your Interests and Avoiding the Pitfalls’ alongside commercial property agents Vail Williams this spring. Partners from the firm’s Planning & Environmental and Commercial Property teams, joined by a guest speaker from Vail Williams, will examine the […]

David Lamont

Solicitors

Berkshire

15th January 2020

Press Release

Blandy & Blandy LLP Advises The Oratory School on Prep School Sale

Leading Thames Valley law firm Blandy & Blandy LLP has advised the Oratory Schools Association on its sale of the Oratory Preparatory School to Bellevue Education. The Oratory School, based just outside of Reading, is an independent day and boarding school for pupils aged 11-18. Martin Halsall, Bursar of the Oratory Schools Association, commented: “The […]

David Lamont

Legal, Solicitors

Berkshire

8th January 2020

Press Release

Busy Period for Blandy & Blandy’s Corporate Team

It has been a busy period for Blandy & Blandy LLP’s Corporate team. The period began with the firm advising longstanding client Reading Transport in connection with its acquisition of Courtney Buses and associated companies, with the deal involving the entire fleet of 57 buses and a network of routes in the Windsor and Maidenhead […]

David Lamont

Legal, Solicitors

Berkshire

13th December 2019

Press Release

Law Firm Invites Local Charities to Apply for Support

Leading Thames Valley law firm Blandy & Blandy LLP is seeking two new local charities from across Berkshire and South Oxfordshire to ‘adopt’ from 2020. The firm has supported Age UK Berkshire and the League of Friends of the Royal Berkshire Hospital since July 2018, having previously worked with charities including Daisy’s Dream, Reading Samaritans, […]

David Lamont

Legal

Berkshire

3rd December 2019

Press Release

Blandy & Blandy LLP Supports Dementia Friends Campaign

Leading Thames Valley law firm Blandy & Blandy LLP is supporting the Alzheimer’s Society’s ‘Dementia Friends’ initiative. Every solicitor and legal assistant in the firm’s Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts team has attended face-to-face training sessions to help increase their understanding of dementia and how best to advise and support those living with Dementia and […]

David Lamont

Legal

Berkshire

29th November 2019

Press Release

New Network Launched for Professional Services Marketing/BD Colleagues

A new network for individuals working in marketing/BD focused roles within the professional services sector in the Thames Valley has been launched. The Reading Professional Services Network, co-created by Claire Rason (Founder of consultancy Client Talk and former Director of Marketing and BD at Boyes Turner) and David Lamont (Head of Marketing at Blandy & […]

David Lamont

Berkshire

21st November 2019

Member Event

BLANDY & BLANDY AND CROWE TO HOST IR35 SEMINAR

Blandy & Blandy’s leading employment law team and national audit, tax advisory and risk firm Crowe are hosting a seminar, focusing on minimising risks to your business. Employment Status – Steering the Path through IR35 How Can You Prepare For the Changes to Off-Payroll Working Rules? Thursday 6 February, 8.30am, Crowe, Aquis House, Reading, RG1 […]

David Lamont

Legal

Berkshire

21st November 2019

Member Event

BLANDY & BLANDY LLP’S EMPLOYMENT LAW SEMINAR

Please join Blandy & Blandy LLP’s leading Employment Law team at a seminar focusing on minimising risks to your business. Employment Law Update – What’s New for Legal and Regulatory Compliance in the Workplace? Thursday 5 March 2020, 8.45am, Green Park, Reading, RG2 6GP Join us at our annual Employment Law Seminar to keep up-to-date […]

David Lamont

Legal

Berkshire

21st November 2019