Buckles Solicitors LLP

Buckles Solicitors LLP provides a comprehensive range of legal services to businesses and individuals. With offices in Cambridge, London, Nottingham, Peterborough, Stamford, Paris & Milan, we cover a range of specialisms including International services.

Buckles Solicitors LLP provides a comprehensive range of legal services to businesses and individuals. Our culture combines a focus on establishing long-term client relationships and delivering excellent client care.

Putting the needs and aspirations of your business front and centre, our commercial teams advise on employment and HR issues, dispute resolution, contractual arrangements, mergers and acquisitions and property transactions.

We cover a wide range of specialisms, including niche areas such as French, Italian, Spanish, construction, planning, insolvency, immigration and contentious probate law. This means our clients benefit from the flexible and hands-on support of working with a local firm whilst retaining the depth and breadth of experience and expertise more often associated with much larger, national firms.

Our Cambridge office was established in April 2020 following the acquisition of Miller Sands Solicitors.

Meet our Cambridge team:

Giles Betts, Partner, Employment

Will Cowell, Partner, Family & Litigation

Stephen Duffy, Partner, Private Client

Julia Hutchings, Partner, Conveyancing

Owin Kan, Conveyancing Executive

Sellina Kauser, Associate, Family

Nick Porter, Senior Associate, Insolvency

Emma-Jayne Sheehan, Post-Conveyancing Executive

Vicky Tassell, Senior Solicitor, Private Client

Jane Tatlock, Associate, Family

Rebecca Varey, Senior Associate, Family

For more information visit www.buckles-law.co.uk or phone us on 01223 867060.


Products and services

Sectors

How the law impacts your business is often dictated by the sector in which you operate. Having access to expert advisers that you can call upon who understand the legal issues related to your industry is a priceless commodity.

Our teams include specialists with years of experience supporting clients in the following sectors:

  • Agricultural and Rural
  • Construction & Engineering
  • Family Businesses
  • International
  • Social Housing

Taking a sector-led approach allows our lawyers to work collectively to combine a range of specialisms. This helps ensure that clients receive a joined-up service and comprehensive legal solutions based on their objectives.

Agricultural and Rural: Buckles has an established reputation in assisting agricultural businesses and a wealth of expertise in handling complex matters concerning property, tax, commercial services, trusts and wealth preservation. The team can also assist in resolving disputes that involve business or personal relationships.

Construction and engineering: Buckles’ construction and engineering team offers expert advice on procurement solutions and construction dispute resolution to clients in the private and public sector. The firm’s clients range from developers (including housing associations) to building contractors, specialist sub-contractors, education establishments, commercial occupiers and funders.

Family Businesses: Buckles’ teams provide tailored advice to family businesses of all sizes across a range of sectors. This involves delivering practical and emotionally intelligent advice on a variety of issues, including governance and business structure, tax, succession planning, Trusts, employment contracts, property, remuneration, dispute resolution, commercial agreements, estate planning and prenuptial agreements.

International: The firm has multilingual dual-qualified solicitors offering international services in property, private client and dispute matters covering the jurisdictions of France, Italy and Spain. In June 2016, Buckles strengthened this international offering by formalising a strategic alliance with CastalidPartners, a Franco-Italian commercial law firm, enabling it to assist clients in overseas and UK jurisdictions.

Social housing: The firm’s housing law department has a wealth of experience in assisting registered providers, Local Authorities, government departments and landlords and property managers. It deals with contentious and non-contentious housing issues and works in partnership with clients to ensure the most effective solutions in a timely and cost-effective manner. The team specialises in advising social landlords in relation to a range of legal issues, including development and acquisition, construction and antisocial behaviour.

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Services for individuals

Our aim is to provide the best legal solutions for individuals in the most effective and cost-efficient way possible. From cradle to grave, the law impacts on us all in our daily lives. We’re with you every step along the way, providing advice and guidance whenever you need it, in good times and bad.

Dispute Resolution and Bankruptcy

As an individual, it can be daunting when you are involved in a dispute with an organisation – whether as a tenant, a carer, a beneficiary, a customer or a contractor. In any of these situations and others, we help individuals every day in finding positive solutions to their disputes.

We deal with a wide variety of contentious probate claims made against estates and involving property, trusts and Wills.

If you are facing bankruptcy, we can also advise on the implications, the process involved and the legal restrictions it imposes.

Our experienced specialist teams and trained mediators are ready to help you, resolving issues without the need for Court action wherever possible.

Private Client

As a forward-thinking firm, we are always looking to the future – our own and yours. Making preparations for your estate and looking after future generations of your family involve important legal decisions on which we can offer guidance.

Our experienced team comprises specialists in drafting Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney’s, Court of Protection issues, estate planning and administration, care home fees, and wealth preservation.

Relationships built on trust are important to us. We’re here to listen and advise, always focused on your needs and goals.

Conveyancing

It’s often said that buying or selling a house is one of the most stressful experiences in life. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

We can help ensure that the legal aspects of your transaction are dealt with as smoothly as possible. Recognising the importance of explaining the steps involved, we will communicate clearly with you on any concerns you may have with your sale or purchase.

You can have confidence that our conveyancing team will guide you throughout the process and respond to any questions you may have.

Employment

At any stage in your career, you may be faced with an issue concerning your employment rights. In such instances, it may be worth seeking legal advice to establish whether you have been treated fairly by your employer or a potential employer.

Our team provides advice on a range of issues, including contractual terms and clauses, disciplinary procedures and discrimination claims. If possible, we will seek a mediated resolution but we can also help you prepare for tribunal hearings and provide representation if required.

We deliver a responsive, approachable and no-nonsense service designed to keep things simple and minimise the impact of the situation on your daily life.

Family

Every family situation is different from the next. Getting to know you and understanding your priorities is crucial to us in protecting your interests and identifying the right solutions to meet your needs.

We can help you plan ahead through a prenuptial or cohabitation agreement or, if your relationship has broken down, we can guide you through the legal aspects of a separation or divorce.

Whatever your situation, our experienced team will explain the options available and give you the tools to make the best decisions for you and your family. At all times, we aim to minimise stress by delivering a confidential, impartial and responsive service that helps you deal with the present and look to the future.

International

There are key differences in the law relating to property and inheritance in France, Spain and Italy compared with those in the UK so having access to a single source of legal advice who can deal expertly with cross-border estates is invaluable.

Our bilingual lawyers can provide a comprehensive service to assist you in making a smooth property transaction or to deal with all aspects of your cross-border estate.

Equally, our Notary Public can check and authenticate any documents required for use overseas.

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Services for businesses

Whether you run a small or medium sized enterprise (SME) or a large corporate entity, we understand that the impact of the law on your commercial operations manifests itself in different ways. Our teams are ready to respond to your particular circumstances and needs and provide legal advice and solutions relevant to the nature and scale of your business.

Services for businesses

Whatever your objectives and priorities, time is a precious commodity and your resources can be stretched.

Not only can we help ease the load by working in partnership with you to meet legal requirements, we can also examine ways to grow your business and resolve issues as they arise.

Putting your needs and aspirations front and centre, our commercial teams can deal with contractual arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, property transactions, construction projects, dispute resolution, planning applications and a wide range of employment issues on your behalf.

Services for corporates

Your vision and enthusiasm have helped build and expand your business. Your ambition and drive mean that you will continue to develop your plans and aspirations.

Our commercial teams are here to assist with all your legal needs to help you achieve your goals. We aim to keep pace with you every step of the way, matching your energy in finding solutions to any issues as they arise and identifying opportunities for you to maximise your potential. Understanding the structure of your business and establishing a working relationship with you based on communication and efficiency underpins that effort.

Putting your needs and aspirations front and centre, our commercial teams can deal with contractual arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, property transactions, construction projects, dispute resolution, planning applications and a wide range of employment issues on your behalf.

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