Blandy & Blandy has announced Manisha Bhula, head of the firm’s residential property team, is to become a partner.

She joined the law firm an associate solicitor in 2015 and has led the team, which spans the firm’s Reading and Henley offices, through a period of growth and an exceptionally busy past 12 months.

The Stamp Duty holiday, which ends on June 30, has driven much of the current demand and Manisha’s role as partner starts on July 1.

Chairman Nick Burrows said: “Manisha and our dedicated residential property team have worked tirelessly throughout an extremely busy and challenging year, delivering time and time again without compromising on the standard of legal advice and client care on which the team’s and indeed our firm’s reputations are based. Thank you to them and congratulations to Manisha.”

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