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

Buckles Solicitors LLP
Castle Heights
72 Maid Marian Way

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 assists with both the procurement and contentious aspects of construction work, representing building companies, funders and commercial occupiers. James Coppinger leads the team and advises on a diverse range of construction projects, spanning student accommodation, water irrigation and housing properties. 2020 saw the firm develop its expertise in the rail sector with the arrival of senior solicitor Sam Greer, who previously worked in-house at a rail company. Consultant Peter Westlake joined from Browne Jacobson LLP in May 2020.