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Buckles has a strong private client group and is a market leader in Peterborough, especially known for its particular strength with cross-border mandates. "I always recommend Buckles Solicitors to my customers. Once they are involved I can rest assured that they will receive the correct support and guidance," says an industry adviser.
"They try to cover all the clients' needs and are not scared of thinking out of the box to assist the client or get the skills they need to grow. They are dynamic in a very competitive and changing environment," reports one market source. Another says that the team "deliver advice in a straightforward and understandable way."
Chief executive of the firm
Duncan Jackson advises affluent clients on inheritance tax planning and trust matters. "His strengths are that he is very professional and knowledgeable, but he is also friendly, approachable and talks to his clients in a down-to-earth manner," says a local insider.
Stephen Duffy has extensive wealth planning experience, with a particular specialism in matters related to care home fees. One wealth adviser describes him as "very personable," further appreciating that he "speaks to his clients in a very friendly, down-to-earth manner, limiting jargon, and injecting humour into meetings." The adviser continues: "Clients feel very at ease and comfortable with Stephen and he is able to take a highly complex subject and explain it simply in a fashion that people with a non-legal background can understand."