"I've never bought a lawyer flowers and fizz before, but felt compelled to do so for Colleen Gostick after she successfully concluded a hugely complex and deeply frustrating leasehold transaction. After a period of consultation to work out what our objectives were, Colleen consistently and steadily worked towards that goal. Throughout the process she was always available to talk and did a fantastic job of keeping most of the stressful elements of the deal away from my daily life. Always professional, dedicated and charming, it has been an absolute pleasure to work with her and I couldn't recommend her more highly to prospective clients."
Duncan Goose, Founder of Global Ethics and the One water brand
"A really efficient service, fantastic response times, solid expertise, partner level service, sensibly priced. Colleen Gostick is absolutely first class, a really great lawyer - and fun too. Every member of staff seems to really know their stuff. They are head and shoulders above the local competition. I have no hesitation in recommending the firm and Colleen in particular."
James Bowdidge, The Property Merchant Group
"Thank you for your help and excellent service."
Jean Ireland, Asset Machine Tools Ltd
"We had a very complex project to complete within a very short period of time, requiring a suite of contractual agreements. Colleen was recommended to me and surpassed my high expectations in respect of both professional competence and ease of working relationships. Consequently, I would similarly have no hesitation in recommending Colleen to others requiring legal support in respect of property transactions"
Bruce Siddorn, Durr Ltd
"Buckles have been our family law solicitors for over 40 years and always offer an excellent service. They have strength in-depth, in terms of their quality of staff they employ and the advice given. Over the last five years, Buckles have completed a considerable amount of commercial conveyancing, always taking a very proactive and commercial approach, which is vital in the current economic climate."
Rob Facer, Barnack UK Ltd
"Colleen handled our recent property transaction in a most effective, friendly and professional manner. Leading to an excellent outcome to the negotiations. I believe this is only possible if you possess a first class technical knowledge and thorough understanding of practical issues faced by your client. I would not hesitate to recommend Colleen to colleagues, clients and fellow professionals."
Stephen Collins, Saffery Champness
"Colleen is the best property lawyer that I know - she undoubtedly has a good business head and certainly can make things happen."
George Heys, The Heys Group PLC
"Colleen is very confident, knowledgeable and clearly and expert in her field. She really did put me at ease."
Mr Graeme Clark, Innova Development Trust
"Colleen dealt with...the Queen's solicitors...in a large difficult land transaction. She was very efficient and cost effective. Colleen understands the documentation in-depth."
Mr Rod Chapman, Peterborough Renewable Energy Ltd
"...very helpful and raised a lot of issues which needed a lot of attention. The work Colleen did on the lease was very explicit and helpful and we got a better deal than we thought we would."
Mr Peter Foster, Nene Organic Growers Ltd
"They provided an introduction meeting about the project that we were working on at no cost. Michael (Blank) is very measured in his approach. He takes everything in his stride and then gives his advice accordingly. This is what you need from a solicitor..."
John Walton, Accent Nene Limited
"Michael (Blank) was great. He was very good. He was good at communicating and gave good advice."
Elizabeth Glasper, Ciconi Ltd
"Michael knows how we work. He gets on with the job. He was quick and efficient in dealing with the matter. It is the long term relationship that we have with Michael Blank. I have always found his extremely efficient and knowledgeable."
Julie Laughton, Ideal Shopfitters Ltd
"Michael (Rabbett) is very concise. He is proactive and commercially minded."
Rob Facer, Barnack UK Ltd
"Michael and Michael offer first rate advice. I have had good experience with both of them."
David Turnock, Datum Properties Limited
"Michael Rabbett, Colleen Gostick and Michael Blank. They offer a good partner led service."
Peter Williams, Lambert Smith Hampton
"Their approach is very professional."
Makhtar Ali, Eagle Foods Limited
Within Commercial Property: Peterborough, Buckles Solicitors LLP is a first tier firm.
‘The level of service is always the highest and the strength of the team is extensive’. Clients appreciate Colleen Gostick for her ability to ‘cut straight to the chase and deliver excellent advice’.
Legal 500 2017
Colleen Gostick's team at 'premier Peterborough practice' Buckles Solicitors LLP has 'strength in depth'. Michael Blank is 'accurate and commercial'.
Legal 500 2014
'Second to none’, Buckles Solicitors LLP attracts praise for its ‘fantastic response times and sensibly priced partner-level service’. Colleen Gostick, who is ‘absolutely first class’, recently advised Dürr on a £6m lease. Michael Rabbett, who ‘knows the law inside out’, advised a farming client on a £3.6m commercial mortgage. The ‘quick and efficient’ Michael Blank is also recommended.
Legal 500 2013
“The service is excellent, the team has strength and depth. They’re very good at providing updates and seminars.”
Chambers UK 2017
"We've had a couple of particularly complex deals, and the complexity hasn't in any way fazed them." and "They're a progressive firm, and a well-motivated team of people."
Chambers UK 2016
The Buckles real estate team is particularly known for its social housing practice, as well as its specialist energy and natural resources expertise. The practice also covers portfolio management, development land acquisition and disposal, and leading work.
Chambers and Partners 2013
"They will look at client's business as if it's their own, to protect our interests."
This compact team is noted for its assertiveness to client need. It is recommended for its "efficiency at getting to end results" and ability to sort out issues by outlining the pros and cons, as well as acting in a level-headed and professional manner. The team acts for a range of owner-managed local businesses, commercial and residential developers, local authorities and housing associations. Michael Rabbett is praised for his document handling and ability to "get things done efficiently". He advises a range of businesses including developers, landowners and haulage companies.
Chambers and Partners 2012