Our Lawyers

Rebecca Varey – Senior Associate, Buckles Solicitors LLP

I have 18 years’ experience as a family lawyer and have specialised in all aspects of family law, including divorce, financial settlements and matters relating to children. I have a particular interest in Children Act matters and have vast experience in this area.

I am a member of Resolution and always approach matters in a constructive way to help families through a difficult time.

Telephone: 01223 867069
Email: rebecca.varey@buckles-law.co.uk


Alex Hartnoll – Family Law Executive GCILEx, Buckles Solicitors LLP

My legal career began by completing a law degree by distance learning with Nottingham Trent University. Since graduating, I have qualified with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in August 2018 (GCILEx).

I have worked in family law since 2016 and it has always been my primary interest. I have experience in divorce and financial remedies, private law children matters (including residence, contact and parental responsibility) and change of name.

I take a collaborative approach to resolving legal disputes and believe that this is especially important within family law. I will offer you calm and realistic advice, and guide you through the legal process from start to finish.

I am a member of both Resolution and the Peterborough Young Lawyers Group.

Telephone: 01780 484538
Email: alex.hartnoll@buckles-law.co.uk


Chris Brown – Senior Associate, Hegarty

Chris qualified as a Solicitor in 2009 and has practiced exclusively in Family Law since.  Chris’ practice has a particular focus on the Financial issues on Separation and Divorce and Chris has held the Resolution Specialist Accreditation in dealing with Complex Finances on Divorce continuously since 2015.   Chris has vast experience of dealing with cases involving multiple properties, companies, inheritance and intervenors.  Chris represents clients in Court proceedings but Chris is Collaboratively trained and is committed to helping clients resolve matters outside of Court proceedings where possible.  Chris recognises the huge benefits the Collaborative Law approach has for clients and their families and that it gives clients the best chance of maintaining a positive relationship once lawyers are no longer involved.

Telephone: 01733 295627
Email: chris.brown@hegarty.co.uk


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Farhana Butt – LLB, Director, Hunt & Coombs Solicitors

Farhana qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and has worked exclusively in family law in the Peterborough area since then. She is a qualified family mediator and a member of the Family Mediation Association. She is accredited by Resolution in ‘dealing with complex financial arrangements following the breakdown of relationships’.Farhana is a leading family law solicitor who helps clients with separation, divorce, pre-nuptial contracts, cohabitation agreements and children’s residence and contact arrangements. She has considerable experience of handling divorces involving complex financial arrangements and substantial property holdings. Farhana is one of the most prominent Asian family lawyers in the local area and has frequently advised on the validity of religious ceremonies under English law.

Telephone: 01733 882800
Email: farhana.butt@hcsolicitors.co.uk


Roger Gurney – Partner, Buckles Solicitors LLP

Roger specialises in financial issues arising from divorce. Roger has over 37 years’ experience as a leading family lawyer, helping clients achieve a cost effective and fair outcome to the financial aspects arising from the breakdown of their marriage. He advises clients on all aspects of marriage breakdown including on the divorce process, the financial consequences of separation and whether a Separation Agreement might be appropriate, and on all financial remedy issues. Roger’s work also includes the preparation of pre and post-marital agreements, and he is a Resolution member. As he is a member of Resolution, Roger is committed to the principle of taking a non-confrontational approach in all aspects of his work. Roger is a trained collaborative lawyer and family mediator, and a significant amount of his work is now mediation. He offers both in-person and remote mediation.

Telephone: 01733 888842
Email: roger.gurney@buckles-law.co.uk


Lyn Brisley – B.A, Partner, Buckles Solicitors LLP

Lyn is chair of the Best Divorce Options Group and has worked in Peterborough since 1997. Lyn handles all aspects of divorce and separation and is doing an increasing amount of preventive work as cohabitation contracts grow in popularity. Lyn is a trained collaborative lawyer who aims to help couples reach an agreement on how assets should be divided in a civilised way without the stress of going to court. In addition, Lyn is a trained family mediator. She uses her experience to guide and assist couples to explore options that work for both partners. Lyn also has extensive experience in court as well as dealing with more complex cases and high net worth individuals. She is also a member of Resolution (a leading family law association), various local business groups and Governor for a local primary school.

Telephone: 01733 888841
Email: lyn.brisley@buckles-law.co.uk


James Belderbos – Belderbos Solicitors

James is a family law specialist dealing with all aspects of family law including divorce and separation and children matters. Dealing with clients that are married and unmarried he helps them resolve disputes in the least stressful and most cost effective way by avoiding Court wherever possible.

The collaborative process and other non-Court methods are all aimed at reducing a stressful process which enables his clients to concentrate on themselves their families and their business or career.

Telephone: 01572 490660
Email: jamesb@belderbossolicitors.co.uk

Simon Thomas
Simon Thomas – Partner, Leeds Day LLP

Simon is a Partner at Leeds Day LLP having practiced exclusively in family law since qualifying in 2002. He is based at the firm’s St Neots office although regularly sees clients at the firm’s other offices in Huntingdon and St Ives as well as offering remote virtual meetings.

Simon is a member of Resolution, the national family law association committed to taking a constructive and non-confrontational approach to family law matters, and an accredited Resolution specialist in complex financial and property matters and cases concerning children. He is a qualified collaborative family law solicitor offering a unique dispute resolution approach to negotiations through face to face meetings with the client, their spouse and their spouse’s solicitor.

Telephone: 01480 442078
Email: simon.thomas@leedsday.co.uk


Helen Saggers – Associate, Buckles Solicitors LLP

Over the last 30 years, Helen has covered all areas of family law from child abduction cases to divorce and financial proceedings. She has extensive experience in divorce and financial proceedings which include high net worth cases, experience in world wide freezing orders and complex cases involving trusts and businesses. Helen also deals with disputes between cohabitees. Helen is a member of Resolution.

Telephone: 01733 888921
Email: helen.saggers@buckles-law.co.uk