End of an era for Blandy & Blandy

The last in a long line of lawyers from the Blandy family, Nicholas Blandy, is retiring from Reading-based law firm Blandy & Blandy at the end of the year. Blandy & Blandy is the UK’s 25th oldest law firm, dating back to 1733. The first Blandy joined the firm in 1783 and there has always been a member of the family working there until now. The family used to live on the upper floors of the firm’s current office, which is even purported to have its own ghost.