Mr James Coppinger > Buckles Solicitors LLP > Nottingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Buckles Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Construction and engineering, dispute resolution, property litigation, property and development, social housing.


James undertakes both contentious construction and procurement work and his experience includes drafting and negotiating construction and engineering contracts, professional team appointments and security documents such as performance guarantees and collateral warranties. James advises on a range of procurement solutions and alternative methods of dispute resolution, such as mediation and expert determination. He also acts on adjudications, arbitrations and Technology & Construction Court (TCC) proceedings. James has acted for developers (including housing associations), contractors, commercial occupiers, financial institutions, education establishments and local authorities. James has extensive experience of search orders and freezing injunctions, and is a Court approved supervising solicitor and is also qualified to act as an Adjudicator.


Trained Eversheds LLP; qualified: 1999.


TeCSA panel adjudicator.


Nottingham Trent University (LLB (Hons) 2:1); Nottingham Law School (LPC Diploma in Advanced Litigation; RICS Diploma in Adjudication in Construction).

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Real estate > Construction

Buckles Solicitors LLP‘s Nottingham team advises clients on all stages of construction projects, with particular expertise in affordable housing, student accommodation, leisure, waste and renewable energy developments. James Coppinger frequently advises clients on procurement, transactions and contentious matters. Senior associate Charles Jakeman specialises in construction and engineering projects, commercial development and procurement.

East Anglia > Real estate > Construction

Buckles Solicitors LLP has a strong construction practice based outside East Anglia, with key partner James Coppinger and his group based in Nottingham, but the firm’s Peterborough office is involved in complex matters through its commercial property and litigation teams. Head of dispute resolution James Maxey is involved in high-profile construction disputes.