Solicitors in ReadingThe Anchorage, 34 Bridge Street Berkshire RG1 2LU - 011 8958 0224
Contact Our Solicitors in Reading
BDB Pitmans’ Thames Valley base is located in the centre of Reading, within easy access from the M4 and the main railway station.
BDB Pitmans is a leading firm of solicitors in Reading consisting of 18 partners and over 100 lawyers and business support staff. We provide legal expertise and local knowledge across the firm’s legal services to clients in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, North Hampshire, Ascot, Henley-on-Thames and the surrounding areas.
You can find out more about our Reading team or ask us a question using the links below – or please feel free to give us a call on 011 8958 0224.
Our Reading solicitors’ expertise includes:
- Commercial real estate;
- Planning and development;
- Corporate and commercial law;
- Charity law;
- Employment and workplace law;
- Estate planning, wills and probate;
- Litigation and contentious probate;
- Family, divorce & matrimonial law;
- Private real estate and residential property;
- Agriculture, estates and rural business.
Our clients range from young ambitious businesses to private and public listed companies, from charities and not-for-profit organisations to local authorities and other public sector bodies; as well as private individuals and their families.
Each of BDB Pitmans’ offices collaborate with one another to provide clients with a comprehensive and seamless service which can meet all their needs.
Independent recognition for our Reading solicitors
Ranked Tier 1 in The Legal 500 UK 2021 guide:
- Commercial Litigation (Reading)
- IT and Telecoms (Reading)
Ranked Tier 1 in the Chambers and Partners UK 2021 guide:
- Litigation (Reading)
- Planning (Reading)
- Pensions (Reading)
- Restructuring and Insolvency (Reading)
Please contact us to discuss how we can help you.
We look forward to hearing from you.
In the community
We are proud to officially announce that we will be Reading Football Club Women’s team Official Legal Partner for the next three seasons, signing a three season contract to show our commitment. As part of the partnership, the BDB Pitmans branding will be visible at all Reading FC Women home matches and the firm will be supporting a number of community initiatives during the 150th anniversary of the club.
We are extremely excited to be part of the Reading Football Club family and can’t wait to begin working closely with them. Please see our official press release here for more information.
The Reading office is delighted to support New Beginnings. This charity aims to prevent and relieve poverty and financial hardship of people in Reading and the Greater Berkshire area who are in need due to social or economic reasons, regardless of their religion or belief.
We are also an official partner of Ethical Reading, a not-for-profit enterprise dedicated to making Reading a better place to live and work by helping organisations become more ethical. BDB Pitmans have pledged to fund six trees in the next planting season of their sustainability programme ‘Trees for Reading’. This initiative aims to make the town greener, healthier and happier, and to create a lasting legacy for the future.
For the past three years, we have also been providing the University of Reading’s School of Law students with five weeks of training in commercial mediation. In 2021, this was carried out remotely and Tim Clark (a Reading University alumnus) and David Gwillim facilitated the training and provided valuable encouragement and feedback to the students. The eight students involved have already been trained by Resolve as community mediators and this additional training helped them to further develop and use their mediation skills in a commercial context.’
Our Reading legal advice services
Commercial real estate
The right investment in commercial real estate can be highly lucrative, but it is critical that these deals are made on the best possible terms and transactions managed effectively and efficiently.
At BDB Pitmans, we work with clients including investors, developers and construction businesses on all manner of commercial real estate transactions, helping to make the most of key opportunities while minimising any potential risks.
Our commercial real estate solicitors in Reading are experts in matters including:
- Acquisition and dispositions
- Landlord and tenant issues
- Real estate finance
- Infrastructure projects
- Property litigation
- Property tax
- Corporate support
Find out more about our commercial real estate services.
Planning and development
For any development, planning and other matter, regulatory requirements are essential hurdles that must be overcome, and this must be achieved in a way that allows you to maximise your return on investment.
At BDB Pitmans, we can offer a precise understanding of planning law and other regulatory issues affecting developers taking a creative approach, seasoned by many years of experience. Our goal is to help our clients to realise their plans while maintaining full legal compliance and achieving their commercial objectives.
Our planning and development lawyers in Reading are experts in matters including:
Corporate and commercial law
Businesses must operate in an increasingly regulated landscape, with the need to balance compliance against being able to run effectively and profitably.
BDB Pitmans’ corporate and commercial solicitors in Reading are experts in helping businesses to thread that needle. With a keen understanding of the regulatory environment businesses exist in and strong commercial instincts, we help our clients to achieve compliance while also reaching their business objectives.
Our corporate and commercial law expertise includes:
- Banking and Finance
- Capital Markets
- Commercial Contracts
- Company Fundraising
- Corporate Advisory
- Corporate Tax
- Information Law and Data Protection
- Intellectual Property and Brand Protection
- Joint Ventures
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Private Equity
The legal requirements for running a charity are often complex, including the need for an effective legal foundation, regulatory compliance and good governance.
At BDB Pitmans, our team advises a wide range of charities on everything from starting a charity and their day-to-day operating process all the way through to the process for ending a charity.
Our charity law solicitors in Reading are experts in matters including:
Employment and workplace law
Employment law is complex, with employers having a legal duty to treat their employees fairly and have appropriate processes to ensure full legal compliance while being able to manage their workforce effectively.
BDB Pitmans’ employment team advise a range of employers on their employment processes as well as providing swift, decisive support for resolving employment disputes.
Our employment and workplace lawyers in Reading are experts in matters including:
- Business and asset protection
- Business structuring and transactions
- Employment disputes and avoidance
- Equal opportunities
- Industrial relations
- Organisational restructuring
- Workplace contracts, policies and benefits
Find out more about our expertise with employment law for employers.
Estate planning, wills and probate
Dealing with an estate, whether your own or someone else’s, can be complicated and is often emotionally taxing as well. Having the right legal support can make things easier.
We can offer clear, sensible advice on planning for the future of your estate or dealing with the estate of someone who has passed away. Our team can provide sensitive, practical support to ensure everything is taken care of as quickly and effectively as possible.
Our estate planning, wills and probate solicitors in Reading are experts in matters including:
- Wills and estate planning
- International tax and estate planning
- Agricultural estate planning
Litigation and contentious probate
Legal disputes cannot always be avoided and it is important to seek out early advice as this gives you the best chance of achieving a satisfactory outcome with the minimum possible time, expense and conflict.
BDB Pitmans’ litigation team have many years of experience and keen skills in both alternative dispute resolution and court proceedings. This means we can give you the best chance of resolving your dispute in the way that best matches your priorities.
Our litigation and contentious probate solicitors in Reading are experts in matters including:
- Commercial Litigation
- Judicial Review
- Privy Council Agents
- Professional Negligence
- Property Disputes
- Will and Trust Disputes
Family, divorce & matrimonial law
Family law matters are often challenging both from a legal and emotional standpoint. Getting the right advice can help you to achieve an outcome that works for your present circumstances and your future, reflecting your unique concerns.
At BDB Pitmans, our family law team aim to avoid unnecessary conflict. Using methods including mediation, arbitration and collaborative law, we have a strong track record of finding amicable solutions for most family law issues, but we can also provide robust representation for court proceedings should this be required.
Our family law solicitors in Reading and Henley-on-Thames are experts in matters including:
- Divorce, separation and civil partnerships dissolution
- Financial settlements on divorce/dissolution
- Enforcement of financial settlements
- Variation of spousal maintenance orders
- Pre and post nuptial agreements
- Cohabitation agreements
- Separation agreements
- Cohabitation/Property ownership claims
- Arrangements for children
- Relocation with children abroad
- Specific issues concerning children
- Financial claims on behalf of children
- Child maintenance and enforcement
- Domestic abuse
Private real estate and residential property
For most of us, our homes are the most valuable assets we own, so the right legal support is absolutely critical when buying, selling or dealing with any other legal matters involving your property.
With many years of experience across the full range of residential property matters, our team offer proactive legal advice and support to help guide you to successful completion of even the most complex transactions.
Our private real estate and residential property solicitors in Reading are experts in matters including:
- Residential conveyancing
- Leasehold enfranchisement
- Residential landlord and tenant law
- Property disputes
Agriculture, estates and rural business
For those working in the agricultural and rural sector, there are many specific challenges that must be navigated, including both commercial considerations and personal matters. Specialist legal advice is a must to ensure your interests as well as those of your business and family are best protected.
BDB Pitmans offers a complete legal service for agricultural businesses, farming families and landowners, including clear advice on matters such as commercial law, property law, tax, trusts, litigation and family law.
Our agriculture, estates and rural business solicitors in Reading are experts in matters including:
- The sale and purchase of farms and estates
- Planning promotion agreements and development
- Landlord and tenant issues
- Sporting and riparian rights
- Landowner subsidies and grants
- Animal health and welfare issues
- Family partnerships and business structures
- Trusts and tax planning
Speak to our solicitors in Reading about your legal needs
To discuss your legal requirements with our Reading team, please call us on 011 8958 0224
or you can use the ‘Contact us’ link below to ask us a question.