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Buckles Solicitors LLP

Living Wage
GRANT HOUSE, 101 BOURGES BOULEVARD, PETERBOROUGH, PE1 1NG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01733 888888
Fax:
Fax 01733 888999
Email:
Web:
www.buckles-law.co.uk
London, Nottingham, Peterborough, Stamford

Charles Applegate

Tel:
Work 01733 888763
Email:
Buckles Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Private client.

Position

Charles specialises in wills, probate and tax planning.

Career

Trained Withers, London; qualified 1979; assistant solicitor 1979-83; assistant solicitor and then partner Westhorp, Ward & Catchpole (now Birketts), Ipswich 1983-88; partner Buckles 1988 to date; director Witham Hall School Trust Ltd.

Member

STEP; Solicitors for the Elderly.

Education

Clare College, Cambridge (1976 BA; 1980 MA).


East Anglia: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate: Peterborough

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate: Peterborough

Buckles Solicitors LLP¬†has ‚Äėa¬†very big, multi-skilled practice that is still very approachable and with a down-to-earth approach‚Äė. The firm has the largest private client practice in Peterborough. Head of private client Stephen Duffy, who focuses primarily on care home fees matters, and¬†associate Rebekkah Cooper¬†are described as ‚Äėaccountable, friendly, open, honest and very straight-talking‚Äė. Duffy continues to¬†successfully challenge several local authority assessments and to protect estates from care home fees and the costs of long-term care.¬† Duncan Jackson, who is now the firm's CEO and works between the Peterborough and London offices, is a highly respected wealth preservation specialist, whose practice focuses mainly on inheritance tax planning and trusts for ultrahigh-net-worth clients. He recently acted for British and Irish clients living in France on inheritance tax matters relating to properties in France and Spain with a value of ¬£2m.¬†The firm hired Suzanne Evans¬† from Greenwoods Solicitors LLP¬†to lead its Court of Protection practice, as well as bringing extensive experience in wills, powers of attorney, trusts and the administration of estates. STEP-qualified Charles Applegate,¬†senior associate Sallyann Short¬†and head of probate Beverley Diamond¬†are also highly recommended.

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