Blandy & Blandy LLP

BlandyLeading Thames Valley law firm Blandy & Blandy LLP is celebrating its 285th anniversary in 2018. Reading has been its home since 1733, making Blandy & Blandy one of the Thames Valley’s, and indeed the UK’s, longest established firms.  

Blandy & Blandy LLP is home to 110 staff, half of whom are lawyers, and continues to grow, having opened a second office at 33 Blagrave Street in 2015 and another in nearby Henley-on-Thames in 2016.

The firm provides a ‘full service’ offering to individuals, families and businesses, including well-known ‘institutional’ clients like the University of Reading, Reading Borough Council and Reading Transport. Other large clients include Austin Fraser Limited, Perfetti Van Melle, Englefield Estate, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), R Collard Limited, Bloor Homes, Opia Limited, Cove Construction Limited, Thames Valley Air Ambulance, InHealth Limited and SAS International Limited.

Blandy & Blandy’s sustained growth is highlighted in the Thames Valley SME 100 Growth Index, an annual listing of the region’s fastest growing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The firm is ranked as a ‘top tier’ firm in the UK’s leading independent legal directories, Chambers UK Guide and The Legal 500 and has received or been nominated for a series of awards in the past two years. This includes being named ‘Property Law Firm of the Year’ at the 2017 Thames Valley Property Awards and as a finalist at the Thames Valley Deals Awards in the same year.

 Why Blandy & Blandy continues to thrive in Reading

  • Reading and the surrounding region is home to a highly educated and talented workforce, supported by a buoyant housing market and superb infrastructure and amenities. This includes:
  • Excellent transport links in and around Reading, which is a major UK rail hub, and proximity and connectivity to London, major airports and other key locations.
  • City standard commercial premises like Thames Tower, R Plus, the Blade and the White Building, not to mention in-demand business parks like Green Park, Winnersh Triangle and Thames Valley Park.
  • The Thames Valley is home to a significant and growing number of entrepreneurial start-ups, successful owner and family run businesses, large SMEs and UK subsidiaries – clients that Blandy & Blandy specialises in advising – alongside others including, landowners and developers, well-known local and national charities based in the region and some of the south east’s leading independent schools.
  • The Thames Valley is home to an incredibly strong professional services sector - a mix of national and regional names - and Blandy & Blandy greatly values its close working relationships with these firms.

In their words

Blandy & Blandy’s chairman and partner Brenda Long said: “Reading continues to be an exciting and thriving town to be a part of and with the advent of major developments like Crossrail looks set to continue to grow. Reading has been, and I am sure always will be, our home and we are very proud to be one of the longest established and most respected law firms in the area.”


Blandy & Blandy LLP, One Friar Street, Reading, RG1 1DA




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