Thanks to Richard and Diane for steering us through the mysteries of a Shareholders Agreement and for their endless patience with all our delays.”
Partner, Corporate Commercial
Richard is the former senior partner of Heath Buckeridge Solicitors Limited which has merged with the practice. He is currently a Partner at Gardner Leader in the Commercial team and is based in the Maidenhead and Newbury offices.
Educated at Hereford Cathedral School and Durham University with a degree in classics he was admitted in 1980 and has been advising businesses both locally, nationally and internationally for thirty years.
Richard lives with his family in Marlow. He is a keen rugby enthusiast having formerly played at school, university and in club rugby until nearly forty. He rows for Marlow Rowing Club and enjoys off piste skiing and plays golf and tennis whenever he has time. He is a committee member of Marlow Regatta and a trustee of several local charities and a school governor. Former president of the local chamber he is now a member of the IOD.
The practice area was praised in the Legal 500 (2016) stating that “Gardner Leader LLP’s [Corporate/Commercial] team ‘exceeds all expectations’. Key figures include… Richard Buckeridge, who advises on various acquisitions and disposals.
The recent Legal 500 (2016) rankings also stated Richard was a ‘key contact’ in commercial property.
Relevant work experience
Richard specialises in business acquisitions and disposals, companies, partnerships, joint ventures, employment and contractual and commercial property matters of all kinds. His early experience of general practice in the fields of private client (with particular reference to trusts, Wills and inheritance tax) and litigation, family work and property enables Richard to give rounded and complete advice in his specialist areas.