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Our achievements

Best Companies Two Star 2017

In 2017 we were awarded two stars by Best Companies in recognition of the firm's ongoing commitment to workplace engagement.

Investors in the Environment Green Award 2017

In 2017 we have once again been honoured for our ongoing work over the previous 12 months and accredited with another major eco award. The IiE Green Award recognises our achievements and continued commitment to the environment.

LawNet Excellence in Employee Engagement 2016/17

In 2016 we were awarded the LawNet Excellence in Employee Engagement Award 2016/17. The award recognises law firms who are committed to building a people-focused organisation, with judges looking for a well-thought out strategy linking employee engagement to the heart of the business.

Re-accredited Best Companies One Star in 2016

After being awarded "One to Watch" status in 2014 and "One Star" status in 2015, we were re-accredited for a second year running "One Star" status in 2016. This reflects a positive 12 months of enhancement and expansion in the firm.


Investors in the Environment Great Green Star Award

In 2016 we were honoured once more for our ongoing work over the previous 12 months and accredited with another major eco award. The IiE Great Green Star Award recognises our achievements and continued commitment to the environment.


Cyber Essentials PLUS

In January 2016 we were accredited with the Cyber Essentials Standard (PLUS) certification. This certifies that we met the
Cyber Essentials implementation profile [BIS/14/696] and our organisations ICT defences were assessed as satisfactory
against commodity based cyber-attack.


LawNet's Law Firm of the Year 2015

In 2015, we were awarded one of LawNet's most prestigious awards - Law Firm of the Year. This award sets a challenging standard, one that reflects the LawNet ethos of quality and achievement through strategically aligned goals. We were praised for implementing firm wide programmes and achieving outstanding client service and employee engagement results.


Finalist for LawNet's Excellence in Employee Engagement award 2015

In 2015, we were one of three firms shortlisted for the LawNet Excellence in Employee Engagement award.

 

Finalist for LawNet's Law Firm of the Year award 2014

 

In 2014, we were one of three finalists shortlisted for the LawNet Law Firm of the Year award.


Investors in the Environment Green Award

In 2014, we were proud to achieve the Investors in  Environment Green Award - the highest achievable level within the IiE.


Awarded Best Companies 'One to Watch' in 2014

In 2014, we were recognised as "One to Watch" by Best Companies, the name behind The Sunday Times 'Best Companies to Work For' list. Each year Best Companies survey hundreds of thousands of employees from around the world to help organisations identify the areas where they can improve.


Business in the Community Regional Pro Bono Company of the Year 2012 - Highly Commended

We are proud to be highly commended for Business in the Community's Regional Pro Bono Company of the Year 2012 award. The Awards for Excellence, managed by Business in the Community, recognises the significant impact that the winning companies have made to positively transform the communities in which they operate through their responsible business practice.


Acquisition International Regional Commercial Property Law Firm of the Year 2011

Buckles Solicitors LLP is the proud winner of Acquisition International Regional Commercial Property Law Firm of the Year 2011. Acquisition International's Legal Awards celebrate excellence and reward firms, teams and individuals for their contribution to client service, innovation and commitment to quality. 


LawNet Law Firm of the Year 2011

In 2011, we were proud to win LawNet's prestigious award, LawNet's Law Firm of the Year. LawNet is a network of independent law firms across the UK and Ireland. We were praised for clear strategic direction, exemplary client and employee care and sustained financial performance.


Investors in People

Having held the Investors in People accreditation since 2001, we were awarded the prestigious Investors in People Gold accreditation in 2014. The top ranking rewards excellence at the highest level and is awarded to companies that perform significantly beyond the core Investors in People standard. The IIP assessor commented that “they have never seen such a people focused approach in any law firm that they have assessed and that Buckles demonstrated some of the best people practices they have ever seen in any organisation.”


Regional Pro Bono Company of the Year

In 2009 we were joint winners of the 'Regional Pro Bono Company of the Year award'.

 


LawNet Managing Partner of the Year 2008

Colleen Gostick, our Managing Partner, was named Managing Partner of the Year  2008 by LawNet, a leading national network of law firms.

 


ISO 9001:2000 accreditation

We are proud to be one of only a few firms in England and Wales holding ISO 9001:2000 accreditation. Our commitment to providing a quality service to our clients is acknowledged by this internationally recognised quality standard. As part of ISO requirements, we have externally audited quality systems and accordingly have to attain high standards of performance.


East of England Business Woman of the Year Award 2006

Colleen Gostick, our Managing Partner, won the coveted regional title of East of England Business Woman of the Year Award 2006.