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Blandy & Blandy

Private Wealth Law

3 ranked individualsBand 1Reading and surroundsHigh Net Worth 2020 View ranking table

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Blandy & Blandy remains a strong choice in Reading for clients requiring private client services. "They're proactive and approachable and they're jargon-free, which clients like. Clients have complete confidence in them. If you give them Blandy's name you always know it's good. They give a very personalised and bespoke service," explains an interviewee. "They're all very approachable - it's a nice firm," says another source, who adds: "If I want a good, rounded service then they're very high up on the list of people I refer work to."

Lawyers at the firm handle trust and estate planning matters, probate and estate administration.

Notable practitioners

Caroline Casagranda "has impressed enormously," according to an interviewee, who adds: "While very personable, she is very clear and strong, and her advice and follow-through on tax affairs is first-class." She handles a wide range of matters, including wills, tax planning, probate and estate administration.

Graham Benwell is an experienced private client solicitor who is now a consultant at the firm. He advises clients on wills, trusts and tax planning.

Jonathan Gater is joint managing partner of the firm. He handles client matters involving powers of attorney and estate and trust administration, and also takes on Court of Protection work. "He's the sort of guy that if I want to bounce an idea off him or have a query then he's always immediately helpful. I always find him very knowledgeable and very helpful," explains an interviewee, and another source says: "One of his strengths is that he gets involved in the nitty-gritty when he needs to. You can always ask him questions when you need to."

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Reading and surrounds

Private Wealth Law


Caroline Casagranda
Band 3
Graham Benwell
Senior Statespeople
Jonathan Gater
Band 1