Mr Paul Branch > Buckles Solicitors LLP > Peterborough, England > Lawyer Profile

Buckles Solicitors LLP

Living Wage

Work Department

Dispute resolution, mediation, property litigation, social housing.


Paul is a recognised expert in property and trust disputes. He acts for registered providers, commercial landlords, tenants and owner occupiers as well as advising trustees and beneficiaries. He also represents clients at mediation and accepts appointments as mediator. Paul’s personal caseload includes property disputes from local authorities and he undertakes contentious trust litigation involving multi-party property rights claims arising out of multi-million pound property portfolios within the UK and overseas, as well as a broad range of more modest local and regional contentious property work.


Trained Buckles Solicitors LLP (formerly Buckle Mellows); qualified 1987; partner 1991 to date; CEDR-accredited mediator.


.Leicester Polytechnic (1983 BA Hons Law 2(1)); Leicester University (1985 LLM).


Running (completed London Marathon three times), rugby union coach.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

Buckles Solicitors LLP in Peterborough ‘offers real world advice and has subject matter experts who are friendly and approachable‘. Clients note that the practice, which has particular expertise in matters involving Inheritance Act challenges by spouses, partners and children, ‘pursues its client’s position and remains co-operative and positive in dealing with other parties‘. Experienced litigator and ACTAPS member Paul Branch leads the practice with support from ‘practical and down to earth‘ specialist senior associate Alex Burch.

East Anglia > Real estate > Property litigation

(Leading individuals)

Paul BranchBuckles Solicitors LLP

Clients praise the ‘commitment to and support of clients’ needs‘ of Buckles Solicitors LLP in Peterborough, noting that the ‘advice is sound, uncomplicated and practical‘. The firm deals with a broad range of commercial and residential landlord and tenant matters, from the termination of tenancies to break notice disputes and dilapidation claims. ‘Litigation is complicated and he uncomplicates it‘, says a client of lead partner Paul Branch. He works closely with commercial property partner Chris Mundell and associate Rob Wallwork.