New international law recruits put Buckles ahead of the competition

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The expertise at Peterborough based law firm Buckles Solicitors LLP has been enhanced with the arrival of Spanish law experts Alejandro Verdu de Haro and Maria Martin Corda.

The pair join French law expert and 2013 recruit Sally Dilks to form a fully-fledged international legal services at the firm’s Grant House offices, designed to better advise UK clients with the legal issues in France and Spain.

The new appointments stand to bolster the company’s status and reputation in the East Midlands as the only firm within a 100-mile radius to offer both French and Spanish legal advice.

Alejandro is an English and Spanish qualified solicitor who also holds a PhD in Spanish tax law. He previously worked in Spain dealing with property, commercial and banking law before relocating to the UK. Paralegal Maria is a bilingual Spanish national with a wealth of experience in Spanish property law.

Duncan Jackson, Head of the International Legal Services department said, “We are delighted to welcome both Alejandro and Maria to the Buckles team. Their arrival has been a major coup for the company as a whole and the department itself is now truly unique in its service offering locally.”

“Their specialist knowledge will be invaluable to many of our existing clients and we anticipate an increase in new enquiries from those requiring bilingual assistance on a variety of legal matters,” he added.

Alejandro comments: “I am delighted to join such a progressive firm as Buckles. The services we will be able to offer are unique with the region.”

The team became fully operational from Monday January 6 and will specialise in; purchase of French/Spanish property, inheritance tax advice, Spanish tax, transfer ownership of property, litigation and disputes, Wills, gifting assets and more.

Left to right: Duncan Jackson (Head of Private Client), Maria Martin Corda (Paralegal), Alejandro Verdu de Haro (Associate), Sally Dilks (Associate)