Buckles Solicitors LLP has hit the ground running in the early months of 2021 with several significant appointments and promotions across a range of legal departments. Among the new recruits,...
I joined Buckles on 1 April 2020 as a Partner, dealing with family and litigation matters. I advise on pre-and post-nuptial agreements, relationship breakdown, divorce and financial problems arising from those situations, and private children matters.
I became a fully qualified solicitor in 1994, working in the West Midlands until 2002, before returning to East Anglia. I joined Miller Sands in 2005 and partnership followed a year later.
I regard myself first and foremost as a problem solver, initially working in the engineering sector, and since 1990, in the legal sector. I’ve always been drawn to solving the kind of problems that too often end up in the Courts, quickly identifying the key issues and then devising creative solutions that produce the best outcome possible for my clients without doing harm in the wider context – this is especially important in family cases.
I’m an enthusiastic exponent of collaborative family law techniques. If possible, I prefer to find solutions which allow clients to get on with their lives without the need to pursue costly court action.
I receive a substantial number of new matters each year on the basis of recommendations from happy clients and I couldn’t ask for a better affirmation of what I do.
I was one of the first members of the Solicitors’ Family Law Association in the 1980’s which later re-branded as Resolution. I’m a Resolution Accredited Specialist in Matrimonial Finances and Private Children work. I was a dedicated member of the Committee of Cambridge Law Society for 14 years, serving as Treasurer and twice as President, ensuring its continued growth in that time.
When I’m not working, I enjoy a variety of interests. I’m a member of Rotary International and I love to experiment with learning music and new instruments. You’d be amazed what you can do with a ukulele! My wife and I love to go off the beaten track on holiday, usually to explore wild northerly places. We also have two dogs – the best of companions!