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Blandy & Blandy

UK 2022
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Joint Managing Partners: Jonathan Gater, Tim Clark
Senior Partner: Nick Burrows
Number of partners: 15
Number of other fee-earners: 40

Contacts
Charities & Education:
Nick Burrows
Corporate/M&A: David Few
Commercial & Regulatory: Debbie Brett
Litigation: David Murray
Employment: Sue Dowling
Family: Claire Dyer
Licensing: Sue Dowling
Planning & Environmental: Karen Jones
Private Wealth Disputes: Philip D'Arcy
Private Wealth Law: Caroline Casagranda 
Real Estate: Katja Wigham
Real Estate Litigation: Philip D'Arcy

THE FIRM
With offices in Reading, Henley-on-Thames and London, Blandy & Blandy is recognised as one of the Thames Valley’s leading and most established law firms. Blandy & Blandy has provided trusted legal advice to individuals and families for nearly 300 years, whilst commercially the firm is experienced in advising UK subsidiaries, SMEs including large family and owned-managed businesses, national and local charities, universities and schools, landowners and developers and venue and event operators. Embracing its proud heritage and combining this with a modern and forward-thinking approach, Blandy & Blandy en­joys a reputation for providing clear, practical and effective legal advice, a responsive service, a first-rate client experience and, crucially, value for money.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK


Charities & Education:
Advises national and local charities and leading institutions.

Corporate/M&A:
One of the region’s most experienced teams. Mergers and acquisitions, structural and governance matters, raising finance, succession planning and exit strategies.

Commercial & Regulatory:
Contracts and agreements, regulatory and compliance issues, intellectual property, trademarks and copyright, data protection.

Litigation:
Advises commercial clients and individuals on litigation (High or County Court, specialist tribunals, arbitration, adjudication, mediation and negotiation), with expertise in property disputes and contentious probate.

Employment:
Advises employers and employees. Policies and procedures, restructuring and redundancy, TUPE, disciplinary matters and grievances, tribunal claims, equality and diversity, business immigration.

Family:
Formidable reputation in the region for complex and high-value divorce cases. Advises on all areas of family law, through litigation, mediation and collaboration.

Licensing:
Liquor and public entertainment licensing for internationally renowned sporting and entertainment venues and events and clients in the leisure and hospitality sectors.

Planning & Environmental:
One of the largest specialist teams in the region and ranked nationally. Strategic planning and land opportunities, nature conservation and built heritage, major residential and mixed use developments, highways, planning permissions, obligations and appeals, enforcement.

Private Wealth Disputes:
Disputes in relation to trusts, probate and inheritance matters, including disputed wills, claims to remove executors or trustees, breach of trust cases and Inheritance Act claims.

Private Wealth Law:
One of the most respected teams in the region. Wills, probate, tax and trusts, Court of Protection, powers of attorney and elderly/vulnerable clients.

Real Estate:
Award winning team. Acquisitions and disposals, secured lending and property finance, leases, land-lord and tenant matters.

Real Estate Litigation:
Advises commercial clients and individuals on litigation in relation to residential and commercial property and land.

Blandy & Blandy rankings

UK Guide 2022
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Reading and surrounds
Family/Matrimonial
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Family/Matrimonial
1
Family/Matrimonial
1
Band 1
Lawyers
2
Claire Dyer
2
Band 2
Thames Valley
Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market
3
Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market
3
Band 3
Lawyers
3
David Few
3
Band 3
Employment
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Employment
3
Employment
3
Band 3
Lawyers
3
Sue Dowling
Head of Employment
3
Band 3
3
Tim Clark
3
Band 3
Andrea Corr
Associates to watch
Environment
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Environment
1
Environment
1
Band 1
Lawyers
1
Karen Jones
Head of Environment
1
Band 1
Litigation
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Litigation
4
Litigation
4
Band 4
Lawyers
3
David Murray
3
Band 3
Planning
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Planning
1
Planning
1
Band 1
Lawyers
1
Karen Jones
Head of Planning
1
Band 1
Real Estate
2 Ranked Lawyers
Lawyers
3
Jane Gunnell
3
Band 3
3
Katja Wigham
Head of Real Estate
3
Band 3
Real Estate: Lower Mid-Market
1 Department
Department
Real Estate: Lower Mid-Market
2
Real Estate: Lower Mid-Market
2
Band 2
Restructuring/Insolvency
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
2
David Murray
2
Band 2
The Regions
Licensing
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
3
Sue Dowling
3
Band 3