Blandy & Blandy LLP’s corporate team has advised Science Media Partners, an international events and publishing company based in Reading on its acquisition by global events company Terrapinn, based in London.
Partner and team head David Few advised on the deal, supported by solicitor Stuart Rose.
SMP’s shareholders Mark and Andrea Lockie described the team as “brilliant to work with” and said: “We feel like we have been in a safe pair of hands, and we have been impressed with Blandy & Blandy.”
Following the acquisition, Mark Lockie, founder and managing director of SMP, will continue to lead the SMP business.
Blandy & Blandy celebrates landmark
Blandy & Blandy LLP celebrates its 285th anniversary in 2018, making it one of the region’s oldest firms and among the 25 oldest law firms in the UK.
Today Blandy & Blandy has two offices in Reading and offices in Henley-on-Thames and London. The firm continues to grow, having recently welcomed several new faces to its team which is now home to 110 staff, approximately half of whom are lawyers.
Chairman Brenda Long commented: “Reading and Henley continue to be exciting and thriving towns to be a part of and with the advent of Crossrail and ongoing town-centre developments, they look set to continue to grow. There is still a real air of positivity in the region in light of Brexit, among businesses and in relation to both the commercial and residential property markets. We will be toasting our 285th anniversary, and the firm’s history and longevity, at our annual summer garden party and Christmas drinks, but our focus remains on a bright and exciting future.”
Planning Law Seminar
Touching on areas including the ‘Broken housing market’, over 120 guests registered to attend Blandy & Blandy LLP’s annual planning law seminar on February 1
The firm welcomed guest speaker Ian Tant, president elect of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and former senior partner at Barton Willmore, alongside its own speakers Karen Jones, Simon Dimmick and Victoria Charlesson.
Blandy & Blandy is ranked among the UK’s top planning law firms by Planning magazine and the firm is highly ranked for planning, environmental and property law in both Chambers UK guide and The Legal 500.