In many ways, Buckles Law is a classic full service regional law firm. With a turnover of around £14m, it has five offices: in Cambridge, London, Nottingham, Peterborough and Stamford.

But there is a twist. The practice boasts not just solicitors, but also avocats, abogados and avvocati – experts in the laws of France, Spain and Italy respectively.

At Buckles’ helm is Duncan Jackson, who qualified there in 1997 and has been at the firm “man and boy”, as he describes it. When Jackson joined, the Peterborough-based firm had just 35 lawyers and did 90 per cent private client work.

Over the years Buckles has transformed itself, moving into the commercial law arena, and on the private client sid...

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