Blandy & Blandy LLP named as top-ranked firm

Award-winning firm Blandy & Blandy LLP has again been named as a top Tier firm in the 2020 edition of Chambers UK Guide.

The firm is top ranked for ‘planning’ and ‘environment’ and highly recommended for ‘real estate’. Partners Karen Jones, Jane Gunell, Katja Wiigham and John Dingle are all individually recommended, as is consultant Simon Dimmick.

Blandy & Blandy is described as a “strong regional practice”, with an “impressive” team that is “always available” and “never fails to deliver”. The firm is further credited for being a “longstanding, highly-regarded, professional firm that offers excellent advice at competitive fee rates.”

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Firm’s development land seminar proves popular

Blandy & Blandy welcomed guests to its popular development land seminar featuring guest speakers from Haslams Chartered Surveyors and planning consultants, Pegasus Group on October 17.

Partners Katja Wigham, Jane Gunnell (commercial property) and Karen Jones (planning and environmental) were joined by Steven Smith, senior partner at Haslams Chartered Surveyors, and Nick Kirby, a director based at Pegasus Group’s Bracknell office.

Topics included judicial review, amendments to planning permission, viability and the extensive deal documentation involved.

The event welcomed guests representing landowners, property developers, local authorities, educational institutions and professional services firms.

Mock Employment Tribunal focuses on whistleblowing

Blandy & Blandy’s leading employment law team welcomed over 100 HR and business professionals to its Mock Employment Tribunal, held at Reading’s Green Park Conference Centre, on October 15.

‘Performed’ by the firm’s employment law team, with partner Sue Dowling acting as the ‘judge’, the mock tribunal portrayed a whistleblowing case.

Before delivering her verdict, guests were invited to vote using the mobile devices on the predicted outcomes and final decision.

Also involved in proceedings were partners Tim Clark and Claire Dyer, associate solicitor Laura Binnie and solicitor Andrea Corr.

Attendees described the event as “excellent”, “interesting and informative”, “engaging and illuminating”, “fantastic” and “very well presented with questions answered thoroughly”.