Mr James Maxey > Buckles Solicitors LLP > Peterborough, England > Lawyer Profile

Buckles Solicitors LLP

Living Wage

Work Department

Dispute resolution, mediation, property litigation.


James specialises in commercial disputes, professional negligence, shareholder disputes and breach of director’s duties as well as advising insolvency practitioners on a wide range of contentious insolvency issues. James accepts appointments as a Mediator and also represents clients in mediation.


Trained Greenwoods Solicitors; qualified 1994; assistant solicitor 1994-98; partner and head of DR 1998-2003; partner and head of DR Buckles Solicitors LLP 2003-todate.


Coventry Polytechnic (LLB Hons Business Law); College of Law, York.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: elsewhere in East Anglia

(Hall of Fame)

James MaxeyBuckles Solicitors LLP

(Hall of Fame)

James MaxeyBuckles Solicitors LLP

Buckles Solicitors LLP in Peterborough is known for ‘a willingness for a collaborative approach to understanding the end objectives followed by pragmatic advice‘. From mainstream commercial litigation to international arbitration, the firm handles a broad range of work and calls upon its links with firms in France and Italy to handle cross-border matters. Solicitor-advocate and CEDR-accredited mediator James Maxey, who leads the practice, was recently involved in a complex partnership dispute concerning land assets with a value in excess of £7m. Senior associate Nick Porter is described as ‘the most logical, challenging and pragmatic solicitor‘.

East Anglia > Insurance > Professional negligence

(Leading individuals)

James MaxeyBuckles Solicitors LLP

Buckles Solicitors LLP in Peterborough focuses solely on advising claimants; the firm has significant expertise in cases connected with estate planning and tax issues. A growing proportion of its work stems from contentious probate cases, though it handles a broad range of claims against solicitors and accountants. Practice head and solicitor advocate James Maxey has a broad litigation practice, of which professional negligence claims constitute a substantial part. Senior associate Nick Porter has more than 20 years’ experience in commercial litigation and professional negligence work, with particular expertise in seeking and defending injunction proceedings.

East Anglia > Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery

Buckles Solicitors LLP in Peterborough combines dispute resolution and company commercial specialists to advise on insolvency matters, acting principally for insolvency practitioners. In contentious matters, led by practice head James Maxey, the firm frequently acts for office holders in asset recovery and protection cases, and in the defence of claims brought by IPs for repayment of overdue directors loan accounts, unlawful dividends and undervalued transactions. Senior associate Nick Porter has 15 years’ experience in insolvency matters.