Buckles Solicitors unveils new Partners and Immigration service offer

August 5, 2021

Buckles Solicitors has recruited two new Partners to the firm and added another legal specialism to its service offer in the process.

The arrival of Kate Hollyer broadens Buckles’ offer to include Immigration for both businesses and individuals with plans to develop the service as a stand-alone department. Meanwhile, Sarah Rushton’s appointment continues the expansion of the firm’s London office. Sarah’s specialism in employment law particularly in relation to issues arising from insolvency and distressed businesses also dovetails neatly with the work of Buckles’ recently established Restructuring, Turnaround and Insolvency team.

Buckles’ Chief Executive Duncan Jackson said: “Despite the challenges presented by the events of the last 18 months, we have remained focused on our long-term strategic objectives and the need to continue to grow and evolve our service offer if we are to continue to thrive. Kate and Sarah will play significant roles in enabling us to do this and we are delighted to have them join us.”

Based at the firm’s Stamford and London offices, Kate’s expertise covers the full spectrum of UK immigration and nationality law, including family, work and study categories under the Points-based system, residence rights for European nationals and their family members, routes to indefinite leave to remain in the UK and applications for British citizenship.

She is particularly knowledgeable in advising high net worth individuals on the Investor visa (Tier 1) and other Business routes, often coordinating with family offices and tax advisors to implement effective strategies for her clients.

Sarah practices in Employment and Partnership law. On the contentious side, her work has included restrictive covenant injunctions, bonus disputes and very high value discrimination claims, as well as day to day employment tribunal matters and contract disputes. On the non-contentious side, Sarah gives practical commercial advice to clients on a full range of employment law matters, including restructuring and redundancies.

Buckles has continued to recruit across other service areas recently. Paralegal Laura Hermann joins the firm’s London office and will focus on German and Company Commercial law. Fellow Paralegals Aqsa Rehman (Family), Emma Ireland, Lucy Dickinson (both Private Client) and Cristina Resende (Conveyancing) join the Peterborough office. Senior Solicitor Aishah Areej, also based in Peterborough, has been recruited to the Private Client team.