Buckles Solicitors’ community commitment to help heart patients
Buckles Solicitors’ community commitment to help heart patients

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Senior Solicitor Alex Burch with the lifesaving equipment.

WOULD you know what to do in a potential life or death situation if ever faced with one?

Buckles Solicitors LLP is playing a vital role in helping the local business community, Peterborough shoppers and its own staff and clients to come to the aid of members of the public in crisis.

The legal firm has been registered as an automated external defibrillator (AED) location as part of the nationwide HeartSafe programme, and now has its own piece of potential life-saving equipment at its Bourges Boulevard offices.

While the company plans to train its own first aiders within the business in the use of the defibrillator – which provides lifesaving treatment to a patient suffering a cardiac arrest – senior solicitor at Buckles, Alex Burch, says anyone can use the equipment.

“It may look like a complicated item, but a defibrillator is a very clever and easy to use piece of kit. Anyone can use a defib – which is fitted with a vocal instruction device to allow the user to operate it correctly,” said Alex – who as a volunteer Community First Responder is familiar with their use and benefits.

“While the defibrillator will be kept securely in Buckles reception, it will available to anyone who need to use it during working hours. We hope that Buckles will become recognised within the local business community as a recognised AED location and that the equipment – if ever needed – is easily accessible.”

Notes to editors

Buckles Solicitors LLP provides legal services to commercial and private clients across the Midlands, and East Anglia from offices in Peterborough, Nottingham, Stamford and London. They advise owner-managed businesses to multi-national organisations and listed companies. They provide private clients with services ranging from wills and inheritance tax planning through to family law and personal injury claims.

Buckles carry the LawNet Mark of Excellence, it has achieved and maintains the LawNet ISO9001:2008 and Lexcel quality assurance standards. The firm was awarded two star status in the Best Companies guide for 2016 and is Investor in People Gold accredited.

In the 2018 edition of The Legal 500 (a client’s guide to best law firms in the UK) Buckles was top ranked in four practice areas in Peterborough (Corporate and Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Private Client, and Commercial Property). Seven lawyers were ranked as leading individuals and 31 of its lawyers received a mention.