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 Chambers UK 2022 ranked lawyer and 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.”

Roger Gurney The Legal 500 – The Clients Guide to Law Firms

  • Along with the legal and technical expertise, he has the ability to really listen and understand what his clients' priorities are, so that he can give the right advice.
    Chambers and Partners, 2022
  • Jane Tatlock is experienced, pragmatic and very client focused. Roger Gurney is a leader in his field with a significant and well-deserved profile.
    Legal 500, 2022
  • Roger Gurney is experienced and level-headed. You are not going to get a better family solicitor in the area.
    Legal 500, 2022
  • 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."