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Buckles Solicitors LLP

Living Wage
GRANT HOUSE, 101 BOURGES BOULEVARD, PETERBOROUGH, PE1 1NG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01733 888888
Fax:
Fax 01733 888999
Email:
Web:
www.buckles-law.co.uk
London, Nottingham, Peterborough, Stamford

Charles Applegate

Tel:
Work 01733 888763
Email:
Buckles Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Private client.

Position

Charles specialises in wills, probate and tax planning.

Career

Trained Withers, London; qualified 1979; assistant solicitor 1979-83; assistant solicitor and then partner Westhorp, Ward & Catchpole (now Birketts), Ipswich 1983-88; partner Buckles 1988 to date; director Witham Hall School Trust Ltd.

Member

STEP; Solicitors for the Elderly.

Education

Clare College, Cambridge (1976 BA; 1980 MA).


East Anglia: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate: Peterborough

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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