Corporate and commercial: Peterborough in East Anglia

Buckles Solicitors LLP

Buckles Solicitors LLP has extended its resources across its three offices in Nottingham, London and Peterborough, with the latter remaining the hub of its corporate and commercial practice. The firm handles high-value and complex transactions, often with a cross-border element through its relationship with CastaldiPartners in Paris and Milan. Practice head Nigel Moore and associate Nadine Duncan are the key lawyers handling a broad range of commercial, IT, outsourcing, technology and M&A matters.

Practice head(s):

Nigel Moore

Other key lawyers:

Nadine Duncan

Greenwoods GRM

Greenwoods GRM acts for a diverse range of businesses from start-ups to listed companies and has two vastly experienced partners in David Woods, who works from both Peterborough and Cambridge, and Alastair Gunn, who 'works 24/7 to get the deal done'. 'Whenever I have used the team, it is as if they are carrying the works for themselves; they care and take the role of a professional to the next level', remarks a client. Associate Victoria Robinson is also recommended for commercial agreements and corporate restructuring.

Practice head(s):

David Woods

Other key lawyers:

Alastair Gunn


“Greenwoods provides a bespoke client service, that is both engaging and pragmatic.”

“The advice is relevant and appropriate, whilst being technical accurate, and Greenwoods provides good breadth of technical knowledge and experience, in line with what I would usually associate with a London firm.”

“Alastair Gunn’s approach to corporate dealing is without doubt the best I have ever had – he has a special way of getting his team to deliver the total package.”

“Alastair Gunn is a tenacious and highly experienced deal advisor; he brings to the mix solid technical expertise, a rounded knowledge of the law and an extremely pragmatic approach.”

“Alastair Gunn is able to provide comprehensive advice, whilst also balancing the legal perspective with what is a pragmatic approach to getting the deal done.”

Key clients

OpenArch Holdings Ltd

Albendan Limited

Key Publishing Group

Work highlights

  • Advising Prowting Family Concerns in relation to the sale of Holmwood House School in Colchester to Bellevue Education.
  • Advising a shareholder management team in relation to the sale of the share capital of a company to a private equity firm.
  • Representing the management in an MBO in the media sector.
  • Advising the owners of a training company on its sale to a national group.
  • Representing an overseas client in its investment into a UK company in the confectionary sector.

Hunt & Coombs LLP

Hunt & Coombs LLP is well known in the local area for business asset sales and purchases, shares sales and purchases, commercial agreements, joint ventures and general advice on company law. Lead partner Anna Spriggs counts local companies, charities and ecclesiastical institutions among her clients, for whom she also handles commercial property transactions.

Practice head(s):

Anna Spriggs

Other key lawyers:

Olivia Chalmers; Wendy Davidson; Sarah Morris

Key clients

The Chapter of Peterborough Cathedral

The Peterborough Diocesan Board of Finance

Anglia Home Furnishings Ltd trading as AHF

The IS Group Limited

Advanced Handling Ltd

Work highlights

  • New store developments including conditional redevelopment agreement.
  • Re-organisation and sale of a successful family-owned business.
  • A debt for equity exchange for a land investment company.
  • Ongoing general advice retainer for property management company of exclusive and luxury development.  
  • Represented client in negotiation of overseas corporate contracts.