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Gardner Leader LLP

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Maidenhead, Newbury, Thatcham

Richard Buckeridge

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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.

South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Within: Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Gardner Leader LLP is ‘very good in terms of response times and also thoroughness of following up on outstanding items’. The team recently expanded with the hire of senior associate Sarah Samuel-Gibbon, who focuses on advising clients in the technology, media and telecoms sectors, and commercial associate Ami Bhatt, who has a specialism in owner-managed businesses and SMEs in the IT, real estate, telecoms and health sectors. Commercial lawyer Greg Humphreys heads the practice out of the firm’s Newbury office alongside managing partner Derek Rodgers, while Diane Yarrow and Richard Buckeridge are the key figures based in the Maidenhead office.

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South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Within: Commercial property: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

The ‘highly competent, professional and commercial’ Gardner Leader LLP provides a ‘superb overall level of service’ for property matters. Practice head Greg Humphreys (recommended for ‘his patience in explaining the pros and cons of clients’ options and ways forward’) is acting for developer Rivar on the sale of 32 residential flats and the ancillary creation of a management company and leases thereto. Development specialist Suki Hardy (‘relentlessly protects clients’ interests and continuously demonstrates her knowledge and expertise’) acted for Rivar in relation to a section 106 planning agreement for a substantial development of 157 dwellings. Richard Buckeridge handled the sale of two day nurseries and of an eye surgery in Harley Street. The team enlarged with the hire of associate Nadeem Ahmed from Browns Solicitors.

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