Joint Managing Partners: Jonathan Gater, Tim Clark
Senior Partner: Brenda Long
Other fee-earners: 35
Charities & Education: Nick Burrows
Commercial Property: Jane Gunnell
Commercial & Regulatory: Debbie Brett
Contentious Trusts & Probate: Philip D’Arcy
Corporate: David Few
Employment: Sue Dowling
Environment: Karen Jones
Family: Brenda Long
Intellectual Property: Debbie Brett
Licensing: Sue Dowling
Litigation: David Murray
Planning: Karen Jones
Private Client: Jonathan Gater
Restructuring/Insolvency: David Murray
THE FIRM With offices in Reading, Henley-on-Thames and London, Blandy & Blandy LLP is recognised as one of the Thames Valley’s leading law firms. The firm has provided trusted legal advice to individuals and families for nearly 300 years. Commercially, it provides a full range of legal services to clients including banks and lenders, UK subsidiaries, SMEs and owner managed businesses, charities and educational institutions, landowners and developers and venue and event operators. The firm enjoys a reputation for high-quality, high value expertise, providing a partner-led service and outstanding client care.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Corporate: One of the region’s most experienced teams. Mergers and acquisitions, structural and governance matters, raising finance, succession planning and exit strategies.
Commercial: Contracts, regulatory and compliance issues, intellectual property, trademarks and copyright, data protection.
Property: Award winning team. Acquisitions and disposals, secured lending and property finance, leases, landlord and tenant matters.
Employment Law: Advises employers and employees. Policies and procedures, restructuring and redundancy, TUPE, disciplinary matters and grievances, tribunal claims, equality and diversity, business immigration.
Planning & Environmental: The largest dedicated team 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.
Charity & Education: Advises national and local charities and leading institutions.
Dispute Resolution: 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.
Licensing: Liquor and public entertainment licensing for internationally renowned sporting and entertainment venues and events and clients in the leisure and hospitality sectors.
Trusts Probate & Tax Planning: One of the most respected teams in the region. Wills, probate, tax and trusts, Court of Protection, powers of attorney and elderly/vulnerable clients.
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.