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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

Gail Sykes

Tel:
Work 01733 888794
Email:
Buckles Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Dispute resolution, property litigation, social housing.

Position

Gail is a partner at Buckles and is head of the housing department. She has particular expertise in housing litigation and housing management law, she is an experienced advocate who regularly and successfully represents her clients in court proceedings. Gail assists clients with possession proceedings, injunctions, demotion proceedings and ASBOs. Gail regularly speaks at national and regional housing conferences and provides bespoke training for her clients.

Career

Trained Greenwoods Solicitors LLP; qualified 1997; solicitor Greenwoods Solicitors LLP 1997-2004; associate director/partner 2004-08; partner Buckles Solicitors LLP 2008 to date.

Member

Social Housing Law Association (SHLA).

Education

Hemel Hempstead School; Nottingham University (1986 BA Hons history); De Montfort University (1994 CPE commendation; 1995 LPC distinction).

Leisure

Travel, scuba diving, buy-to-let property portfolio.


East Anglia: Real estate

Social housing

Within: Leading individuals

Gail Sykes - Buckles Solicitors LLP

Within: Social housing

Buckles Solicitors LLP is the leading firm in Peterborough for social housing matters and it has a large client base of registered providers across the whole of East Anglia and further afield with new client wins in the West Midlands, Norfolk, the East Midlands. It now acts for more than 65 social housing providers including Cross Keys Homes Limited, Saffron Housing Trust Limited, Hundred Housing Association and Waterloo Housing. Its core areas of expertise are housing management, anti-social behaviour and construction law. Practice head Gail Sykes is a leading light in the market. Her recent cases included pursuing a possession claim for against the occupant of an extra care scheme, who had preyed upon other elderly and vulnerable residents whilst being vulnerable herself. An outright possession order was successfully obtained. She also handled an indirect discrimination claim brought against a social housing client in relation to their shared ownership scheme. The matter was ultimately dismissed. Property partner Michael Rabbett advised Axiom Housing on the £3.6m purchase of 35 social housing units in a deal that involved development and build agreements and s106 issues.

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