New international law recruits put Buckles ahead of the competition

The expertise at Peterborough based law firm Buckles Solicitors LLP has been enhanced with the arrival of Spanish law experts Alejandro Verdu de Haro and Maria Martin Corda.

The pair join French law expert and 2013 recruit Sally Dilks to form a fully-fledged international legal services team at the firm’s Grant House offices, designed to better advise UK clients with legal issues in France and Spain.

The new appointments stand to bolster the company’s status and reputation in the East Midlands as the only firm within a 100-mile radius to offer both French and Spanish legal advice.

Alejandro is an English and Spanish qualified solicitor who also holds a PhD in Spanish tax law. He previously worked in Spain dealing with property, commercial and banking law before relocating to the UK. Paralegal Maria is a bilingual Spanish national with a wealth of experience in Spanish property law.

Duncan Jackson, Head of the International Legal Services department said, “We are delighted to welcome both Alejandro and Maria to the Buckles team. Their arrival has been a major coup for the company as a whole and the department itself is now truly unique in its service offering locally.”

“Their specialist knowledge will be invaluable to many of our existing clients and we anticipate an increase in new enquiries from those requiring bilingual assistance on a variety of legal matters,” he added.

Alejandro comments: “I am delighted to join such a progressive firm as Buckles. The services we will be able to offer are unique within the region.”

The team became fully operational from Monday January 6, and will specialise in; purchase of French/Spanish property, inheritance tax advice, Spanish tax, transfer ownership of property, litigation and disputes, wills, gifting assets and more.

Pic cap: left to right – Duncan Jackson (Head of Private Client), Maria Martin Corda (Paralegal), Alejandro Verdu de Haro (Associate), Sally Dilks (Associate)

Buckles Solicitors LLP provides a comprehensive range of legal solutions to commercial and private clients across the Midlands, East Anglia and beyond from offices in Peterborough and Stamford.

Our full service commercial practice advises businesses ranging from owner-managed businesses to multi-national organisations and listed companies. We also advise individuals on all areas of the law ranging from wills and inheritance tax planning through to family law and personal injury claims.

We provide a friendly, responsive and jargon-free service offering pragmatic advice and excellent value for money.

As part of our commitment to providing our clients with the highest standards of care and advice we carry the LawNet Mark of Excellence as well as achieve and maintain the LawNet ISO9001:2008 and Lexcel quality assurance standards.

We have achieved the Investors in People accreditation since 2001, the national standard that sets a level of good practice for training and development.

In the latest edition of The Legal 500, the client’s guide to the best law firms in the UK, Buckles is top ranked in five practice areas in Peterborough (Corporate and Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Private Client, Commercial Property and Social Housing). Five lawyers are ranked as leading individuals and 19 lawyers are mentioned.