“I can always get in touch with them. Their response to emails is very prompt. They always get all of our court correspondences dealt with promptly. If something is promised, it is delivered. It is an efficient service and I can rely on them”.
Marie Sanders, Bedfordshire Pilgrims Housing Association
“Gail Sykes gives excellent service. She is proactive and keeps in contact with us. She is available and responsive.”
Tony Grainger, Accent Nene Limited
“Both Gail [Sykes] and Kerry [Patrick] are approachable and they give straight forward answers. They give advice in layman’s terms”
Sue Philip, Suffolk Housing Society
Gail (Sykes) has captured our attention through her expertise and knowledge”
Registered Social Landlord
"Extensive and practice knowledge is delivered speedily and professionally." and "The team are all very competent. We always receive a good service from whomever we use at the firm."
Chambers UK 2016
[Buckles Solicitors LLP] Provides a spectrum of services to registered providers and local authorities related to social housing, and is particularly well regarded for its housing management practice. Gail Sykes acts for a number of key clients in the housing management sphere. Clients strongly praise her communication skills. "She really puts expert advice into layman's terms," enthuses one interviewee.
Associate to watch Kerry Thompson is described as "incredibly knowledgeable". The recently promoted senior solicitor has acted on a range of housing management cases, including those involving vulnerable persons and capacity issues.
Chambers and Partners 2013
This group is historically best known for its strength in housing management although of late it has been broadening the scope of its practice to include governance advice. Its client base has also been expanding over the past year, with new names such as Hightown Praetorian & Churches Housing Association and Origin being added to its roster.
Housing management specialist Gail Sykes is "consistently available and helpful; she does what she says she will do and always keeps you informed". She acts for over 50 registered social landlords and local authorities.
Chambers and Partners 2012
Buckles Solicitors LLP 'well respected' team gives 'sound and accurate advice'. Gail Sykes and Kerry Thompson both 'helpful, personable and approachable'
Legal 500 2014
The team at Buckles Solicitors LLP is 'absolutely excellent, responsive, flexible and pragmatic'. Gail Sykes is 'driven, energetic and empathetic' and Kerry Thompson is 'highly professional and cost effective'.
Legal 500 2013
The 'first-class' Gail Sykes leads Buckles Solicitors LLP's 'responsive and knowledgeable' team, which acts for clients such as Suffolk Housing Society and King Street Housing. Associate Kerry Thompson also stands out.
Legal 500 2012
'Better than local competitors', Buckles Solicitors LLP's Gail Sykes, Kerry Patrick and Paul Branch have some 60 RSL clients nationwide.
Legal 500 2011