Roger Gurney


I joined Buckles in February 2013 from a national firm. I’m a trained collaborative lawyer and mediator, specialising in all aspects of family law.

I have more than 30 years’ experience as a family lawyer, helping clients achieve a cost effective and fair outcome to their difficulties. I advise on all aspects of relationship breakdown, whether involving divorce, separation or issues relating to children. My work also includes the preparation of pre/post-marital agreements and cohabitation contracts.

I am a Resolution accredited specialist family lawyer and with expertise in private law children cases and complex financial matters.

In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors. This often involves frequent fell walking excursions in Derbyshire and the Lake District with my family, walking my Weimaraner and gardening. I also play badminton regularly and run occasionally.

Roger is a Legal 500 Leading Individual. Legal 500 recognise Leading Individuals for their “…very strong technical ability, in-depth capability, credibility with the most prestigious clients and a reputation for dealing with complex and innovative cases.”

The Legal 500 – The Clients Guide to Law Firms

  • Thank you so much for your patience, knowledge and kindness
  • Thank you for all your excellent and consistent help. I wouldn’t have got through that horrendous case without you. I literally did not know how I was going to get out the other side – but have thanks to you. You are greatly appreciated.”
  • I would like to thank you for your efforts with running our mediation meetings. I appreciated your calmness and professionalism during what was a very stressful process.
  • Thank you so much for your patience, knowledge and kindness.
  • Thank you for all of your help through a truly hard time for me. I do appreciate everything you've done.
  • Many thanks again you have done a sterling job and I will definitely be recommending you and Buckles in the future.
  • Thanks for all your hard work. You are a true professional."
  • I would like to express my gratitude to you and your staff for the excellent job you have done in bringing this matter to a conclusion. Your advice, professional diligence and prompt responses to all my enquiries have been a great reassurance to me in these unsure times. I would not hesitate to engage your services again should the need arise, and would recommend you to anyone seeking similar.”
  • The Legal 500 2019 commends Roger as a leading individual in his field, describing him as 'one of the nicest family lawyers you'll ever meet - kind, calm and a good team player'.
    Legal 500, 2019