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Buckles Solicitors LLP

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London, Nottingham, Peterborough, Stamford

Duncan Jackson

Work 01733 888874
Buckles Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Private client, agriculture.


Duncan is the firm's chief executive and a wealth preservation specialist, focusing particularly on inheritance tax planning and trusts. Duncan contributes to various legal and local publications and is frequently invited by third parties to speak on 'The Effective use of Wills and Trusts'.


Trained Buckles Solicitors LLP (formerly Buckle Mellows); qualified 1997; partner 2001 to date; chief executive 2018 to date.


Solicitors for the Elderly.


Sheffield University (1994 LLB Hons 1st class, also winner of Format Publishing Prize; 1995 LPC distinction); also holds Financial Planning Certificate.

East Anglia: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate: Peterborough

Within: Leading individuals

Duncan Jackson - Buckles Solicitors LLP

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate: Peterborough

Buckles Solicitors LLP has ‘a very big, multi-skilled practice that is still very approachable and with a down-to-earth approach‘. The firm has the largest private client practice in Peterborough. Head of private client Stephen Duffy, who focuses primarily on care home fees matters, and associate Rebekkah Cooper are described as ‘accountable, friendly, open, honest and very straight-talking‘. Duffy continues to successfully challenge several local authority assessments and to protect estates from care home fees and the costs of long-term care.  Duncan Jackson, who is now the firm's CEO and works between the Peterborough and London offices, is a highly respected wealth preservation specialist, whose practice focuses mainly on inheritance tax planning and trusts for ultrahigh-net-worth clients. He recently acted for British and Irish clients living in France on inheritance tax matters relating to properties in France and Spain with a value of £2m. The firm hired Suzanne Evans  from Greenwoods GRM to lead its Court of Protection practice, as well as bringing extensive experience in wills, powers of attorney, trusts and the administration of estates. STEP-qualified Charles Applegate, senior associate Sallyann Short and head of probate Beverley Diamond are also highly recommended.

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