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

Both local businesses and large international corporate players comprise the client list represented by Gardner Leader LLP, for whom the team act on a full range of commercial property matters including acquisitions, financing, developments, and landlords and tenant work. Newbury’s Greg Humphreys, an experienced lawyer praised as having ‘surpassed all expectation when it comes to all mechanics of commercial leases’, leads the practice. Suki Hardy also comes highly recommended and focuses on acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and development of land. Richard Buckeridge is another important name of note and advises on all aspects of real estate. At associate level, Tim Blackman  focuses on acquisitions, disposals and landlord & tenant work across the Thames Valley.