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    Welcome to
    a new partnership

    We’ve spread our roots to Maidenhead to join together with Heath Buckeridge. Our growing team combines a wealth of experience and expertise across all areas of law, offering you a service that gives peace of mind.

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    Welcome to
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    By employing enthusiastic people you will enjoy working with, who use the latest technologies, we provide services in a way that suits you.

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    Welcome to
    well established

    We have been at the heart of the Berkshire community for nearly 120 years.

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    Welcome to

    Offering a full legal service to businesses and individuals, starting with really understanding what you want to achieve.

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    to value

    Always happy to chat things through at the beginning for a fixed fee, without any commitment, so you know what the likely legal costs will be.

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Legal Services For You

Guaranteeing you peace of mind and reassurance.

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Business Services

Delivering effective solutions for your business.

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Online Services

Offering you the convenience of preparing legal documents online at a fixed cost.

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Legal Resources

Providing you with the legal information and advice you need; when you need it.

After 120 years serving Newbury and West Berkshire, on 1 October 2014 Gardner Leader arrived in Maidenhead, joining forces with established local firm Heath Buckeridge. We are delighted to welcome them into the Gardner Leader team.

Our Maidenhead team can be contacted either through the number above or on 01628 671636.

Welcome to Gardner Leader

You need a law firm which you can trust, which understands your priorities and delivers practical, exceptional value legal solutions.

We will work closely with you to ensure that we can deliver the results you need.

Legal situations can be stressful, but we are committed to giving you peace of mind with the reassurance that your case will be handled sensitively and professionally by our legal experts.

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The service from first enquiry through to completion was absolutely superb. I would have no hesitation in recommending Gardner Leader to family and friends.

Jennifer Smith, 20th April 2013

Tara brought a straightforward clarity to a complex and confusing issue relating to a family Will. Shrewd and decisive, she identified a clear action plan which we are currently pursuing.

Client, 14th May 2014

Thank you for helping us buy our first property - fantastic service!

Client, 6th February 2014

Divorce is typically a painful process for all concerned. Clearly this is a time when skilled and sensitive legal support is essential in being able to work out the inevitable difficulties that will arise.

I was fortunate enough to find exactly that kind of expert solicitor in Collette Bailey, a Partner in the Family Law division of Gardner Leader. I couldn’t have wished for better representation, she always had time to listen, always acted promptly and very professionally. Perhaps more importantly, I trusted her completely.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Collette and Gardner Leader as representing the very best of traditional values in the area of Family Law.


Mr N of Devizes, 2nd February 2012

Although sadly a common occurrence, it is difficult to put into words just how traumatic marriage breakdown is, particularly when children are involved. It is vital to get good legal advice and I feel very fortunate to have had Seona Myerscough as my solicitor during a difficult divorce which was finally settled at court.

Seona was extremely supportive throughout the whole process, and her knowledge and wealth of experience were demonstrated both by the excellent advice she offered and by her measured and professional manner.

With her help I received a good settlement which enabled me to start to build a new life with my children and I have no hesitation in strongly recommending her to others.

Barbara, 28th February 2012

We have consulted with David Finnerty in relation to matters regarding both our business and personal circumstances. We were very impressed with David’s knowledge of the relevant areas of the law and the results which we ultimately achieved. We have always been very impressed with the standard of service we have received from Gardner Leader, not only with David but also our previous dealings with Julie Taylor and Andrew Shipp.

Rest assured we shall utilise the services of Gardner Leader for any other matters.

Client, 31st January 2012

Andrew acted for me in pursuing compensation as a result of a car accident in 2008.  As a result of the crash, I suffered injuries and had to give up my business.  Andrew made the whole process very straightforward.  I trusted his advice and he achieved an excellent result on my behalf, which has enabled me to pursue an alternative career path.  It was a highly successful outcome and I would not hesitate to recommend Andrew to other people.

Kelly Rawlings, 3rd February 2012

Fiona / Rob, I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you both for the excellent advice, service and support provided to Toby and I over the last few weeks. Your pragmatic approach helped turn a potentially stressful situation into a very straightforward one and Toby and I are very grateful indeed for this. I shall have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending your firm (and you in particular) to my friends, family and colleagues.

Client, 2nd February 2012

Collette acted for me in my recent divorce and related financial dispute. She fended off unreasonable demands from my ex-wife and achieved an excellent result at Court, which was not within the expectations of the other party, which included preserving my business.The other side had a very aggressive approach but this was deflected well by Collette and I found that as a result of following her advice I was in a better position. Collette made a very stressful period of my life as painless as possible and I would highly recommend her to anyone.


Mr M of Newbury, 1st February 2012

To sum up, I would have no hesitation in unreservedly recommending Gardner Leader to anyone in need of legal advice. They would find themselves in safe hands.

Thank you so much for all your help; even in a situation such as this, it was a complete pleasure working with you.

Client, 14th February 2012

Thank you so much for your extremely kind, generous and, let's be honest, patient help with my will. It is hugely appreciated and actually a relief to have it all done.

Client, 8th February 2012

Greg has worked for several of my clients, work ranging on commercial property transactions to a Business sale. He has always delivered a great service and left me with happy clients. As well as a competent solicitor Greg is a very amiable, relaxed individual with ability to get on with anyone and make them feel comfortable. I would be happy to recommend Greg to any of my clients.

Keith Steptoe, Business Adviser, 13th February 2009

Greg has provided us with legal services not only for commercial property, but also litigation, employment and contract law. More recently Greg handled our company's property acquisition in Andover which was a relatively smooth and seamless transaction. On each occassion we work with him, we have total faith in his and his firm's expertise to deliver. On a personal note Greg's firm also looks after our family's legal requirements. We would never hesitate to recommend Greg or his firm.

Robert Carter, J&J Carter Limited, 25th July 2011

I instructed Greg to provide advice and draft consultancy agreements when I first set up my business in early 2011. Greg was extremely pleasant to deal with, responded to all of my queries quickly and comprehensively and provided a very high level of service. I was very pleased with the documents Greg produced for me, which met my requirements exactly. I would not hesitate to instruct Greg again for any future business matters and would highly recommend him.

Rachel Harding, 3rd August 2011

I have worked with Greg on a variety of transaction over a number of years. He has always provided concise and commercial advice.

Mark Taylor, Director, Banks & Co, Accountants, 8th February 2012

In my dealings with Gardner Leader everyone has always been very polite and courteous. I have used you on two occasions now for buying and selling my business and have found you to be very responsive over what can be quite a long and protracted transaction.  You have been proactive in providing me with updates and keeping me informed of progress which is really reassuring.  In particular you have always adopted quite a consultative approach which I found beneficial as you would advise me of appropriate decisions to make during the transaction and make me aware of possible alternatives that may have to be considered if things did not go according to plan.  Receiving this kind of guidance and support is the main reason that I have used your company and would recommend you to others.


Carl Critchlow, Jaylodge Limited, 7th February 2012

Thank you for looking after us so kindly, it made the move very easy and you all were so helpful, thank you again.

Conveyancing Client, 28th May 2014