Sally Dilks


I joined Buckles in 2013 to set up our French Law department and I’m based at our Stamford office. Previously, I gained extensive experience in practising French law at firms in London and Leeds.

I’m a UK qualified Solicitor with a degree in Law and French and a passion for France. I’m a fluent French speaker, having lived, worked and studied in France for several years. In 2003, I obtained a Masters degree in French Property and Construction Law from Pantheon-Assas University in Paris.

I specialise in matters concerning the purchase and sale of property in France, French succession law, French Wills and the administration of French estates. I can also assist clients with disputes and litigation in France, via the appointment of and liaison with Avocats in France. I work closely with our Family department to assist with the transfer of ownership of French property on divorce or separation.

Over the years, I’ve developed a reputation for attention to detail and delivering a high level of client care.

Outside of work, I can often be seen running through Burghley Park. I also enjoys long walks with friends and family (if my teenage children can be persuaded) and adventures abroad, particularly in France.

  • The feedback from all concerned was unanimous, namely your thoroughness during the compromis and prior to finally completion made the meeting with the notaire one of the most straightforward and time efficient ever. Thanks once again for all your help and effort in making it so easy.
    Mr Pope
  • We used Sally Dilks for the French negotiations and Andrew Jackson to sell the UK property (in the same office) and they were both brilliant. Very professional, explaining all issues or possibilities so that we understood exactly what we were undertaking…..I have already recommended her to a colleague who is also buying in France as we were that impressed.
    Mr and Mrs Belcher