The statutory legacy, allowing surviving spouses and civil partners to inherit from the estates of their deceased partners where they haven’t made a Will, is due to rise to £270,000...
Head of Family, Partner
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 almost 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 2019
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'.