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Buckles Solicitors LLP

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London, Nottingham, Peterborough, Stamford

East Midlands: Real estate

Construction - ranked: tier 3

Buckles Solicitors LLP

Buckles Solicitors LLP reinforced its credentials in the construction arena in early 2019 with the hire of senior associate Charles Jakeman from Browne Jacobson LLP; Jakeman is experienced in acting for clients on a regional, national and international basis. His expertise in construction projects spans areas such as education, health, leisure, housing and energy, among various others. The team was also strengthened by the arrival of Karen Sandhu, following the firm's acquisition of DCH Law in 2018. Practice head James Coppinger undertakes a mix of procurement and contentious matters.

Practice head(s):James Coppinger

Other key lawyers:Charles Jakeman


'The team at Buckles Solicitors keeps things nice and simple, and keeps us informed; it chases the deal as much as we do, which is unusual'


Key Clients

Empiric Student Property Limited

Longhurst Group Limited (and the Blue Skies Consortium)

Keystone Developments (LG) (and the Keystone Alliance)

Hill Partnerships Limited

Settle Group and Rowan Homes (NHH) Limited

Work highlights

  • Ongoing advice on the rollout of Empiric Student Property’s national student accommodation development plans. The firm has advised on the procurement of new schemes in Manchester, Bristol, Falmouth and Canterbury, together with refurbishment schemes in Cardiff, Exeter and Bristol.
  • Advising a consortium of 13 registered providers, led by Longhurst Group and Nottingham Community Housing Association, on the procurement of a four-year framework agreement for the appointment of contractors for the consortium’s housing development programme covering the East and West Midlands, South Yorkshire and East Anglia.
  • Advising Keystone Alliance (a consortium of nine registered providers led by Keystone Developments (LG) Limited) on the procurement of a four-year framework agreement for the appointment of consultants for the consortium’s housing development programme covering the East and West Midlands, South Yorkshire and East Anglia.
  • Advising a consortium of eight registered providers operating across the East Midlands on the procurement of a four-year framework agreement for responsive repairs to existing housing stock amounting to over 10,000 units across the East Midlands.

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