Seventh year running for local law firm in the Legal 500.


Blandford law firm Blanchards Bailey LLP has had its place among the elite firms in the South West confirmed for the seventh successive year by the Legal 500, the UK’ independent guide to legal firms and solicitors.

The 2022 edition of The Legal 500 has endorsed the firm in six different practice areas, with 11 individual lawyers receiving recommendations and mentions. Blanchards Bailey has been listed in six categories:

• Agriculture & Estates;
• Commercial Litigation – Dorset, Devon and Cornwall; • Contentious Trusts & Probate; • Employment – Dorset, Devon and Cornwall;
• Personal Tax, Trusts & Probate
• Family.

In addition to the practice accolades, eleven members of the team were all individually recommended for their work. Blanchards Bailey Managing Partner Paul Dunlop said: “A huge thank you to our valued clients who took the trouble to participate in the Legal 500 interview process and agreed to be named – a sure sign of their confidence in the firm. “As a result we have been ranked alongside or above some much larger South West law firms. “The client’s feedback shows clearly our professionalism, exceptional expertise, clear communication skills and supportive nature.”

Alan Horne, Blanchards Bailey Partner and former CEO of the firm felt that the local community was a source of their own and their client’s ongoing success:

“We are proud to primarily employ local people and serve individual clients and businesses in the Dorset community. “The fact that we are thriving is indicative that many local businesses are also serving their communities and surviving these challenging times through a combination of customer service, loyal clients and the sheer will to succeed.”
Blanchards Bailey are headquartered in Blandford with offices in Dorchester, Shaftesbury and Weymouth.


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