Buckles Solicitors acquires Cambridge-based firm Miller Sands

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Buckles Solicitors has acquired Cambridge-based Miller Sands Solicitors, effective 1 April 2020.

Some time ago the two law firms agreed to join forces and enhance their service offering to clients. The world has since changed and it is no longer ‘business as usual’ for many people. In these new uncertain times we are pleased that, by uniting our firms, we are able to offer some peace of mind and increased business resilience to our clients and staff.

In combining forces, the Miller Sands team will provide a significantly wider range of legal services to corporate and private clients from its existing office in Cambridge.

Giles Betts, a Partner and employment law specialist at Buckles, will head the new Cambridge team.

He said: “We are delighted to officially announce the acquisition of Miller Sands and extend the service offering to individuals and businesses in Cambridge.

“Our common purpose is to deliver the best possible service to our clients by building strong relationships. Having lived in and around Cambridge for most of my life and previously worked at Cambridge firms for more than a decade, I am delighted to return to my roots and help grow the Buckles office in my hometown.”

Will Cowell, Senior Partner at Miller Sands, added: “Miller Sands is an established firm and we are very excited to merge our teams, allowing us to offer an even wider range of legal expertise to clients old and new.”

Duncan Jackson, Buckles’ CEO, has previously discussed the firm’s ambitious growth plans and added: “With offices located in Peterborough, London, Nottingham and Stamford, the acquisition of Miller Sands reflects the next step in Buckles’ continued growth.”

Buckles’ specialisms include French, Italian and Spanish law, as well as comprehensive commercial law services. With lawyers ranked in Chambers and Legal 500, the firm has third party accreditation of their expertise.