Richard Buckeridge > Gardner Leader LLP > Maidenhead, England > Lawyer Profile

Gardner Leader LLP

Work Department

Commercial property, Charities and not-for-profit, Corporate and commercial


Richard is the former senior partner of Heath Buckeridge Solicitors Limited which has merged with the practice.  He is currently a Partner at Gardner Leader in the Commercial team and is based in the Maidenhead and Newbury offices.

Educated at Hereford Cathedral School and Durham University with a degree in classics he was admitted in 1980 and has been advising businesses both locally, nationally and internationally for thirty years.

Richard lives with his family in Marlow. He is a committee member of Marlow Regatta and a trustee of several local charities and a school governor. Former president of the local chamber he is now a member of the IOD.

The practice area was praised in the Legal 500 (2016) stating that “Gardner Leader LLP’s [Corporate/Commercial] team ‘exceeds all expectations’. Key figures include… Richard Buckeridge, who advises on various acquisitions and disposals.

The recent Legal 500 (2016) rankings also stated Richard was a ‘key contact’ in commercial property.

Richard specialises in business acquisitions and disposals, companies, partnerships, joint ventures, employment and contractual and commercial property matters of all kinds.  His early experience of general practice in the fields of private client (with particular reference to trusts, Wills and inheritance tax) and litigation, family work and property enables Richard to give rounded and complete advice in his specialist areas.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit

The practice at Gardner Leader LLP is known for ‘delivering the highest standards of client care’. Newbury-based Alastair Goggins  heads up the firm’s dispute resolution team, handling a range of complex contentious matters. Property specialist Richard Buckeridge is praised for his expertise in contractual and commercial matters, while other key team members include Penny Wright, who is part of the inheritance protection team.

South East > Real estate > Commercial property: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Gardner Leader LLP acts for domestic clients as well as UK subsidiaries of international entities on acquisitions, financing, developers, landlords and tenants. In Newbury, practice head Greg Humphreys focuses on commercial real estate work, particularly in relation to restaurants. Suki Hardy faces off against the Magic Circle on a regular basis‘ and has particular sector expertise in telecoms and data centres. A generalist, Richard Buckeridge advises a wide variety of clients on all things real estate out of the Maidenhead office.