Peter Buckley

Year of Call:
1972
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury
  • Family
  • Civil
  • Industrial Disease
    • Profile

      After graduating from University College Oxford Peter spent a year teaching in Greece before commencing his pupillage with the late Cecil Henriques. At that time undefended Divorce was popular and Cecil had the biggest family practice in England.

      Throughout his career Peter has been involved in all areas of family work. He represented Lady Matthews in the divorce of Stanley Matthews. In more recent years Peter has specialised in public law care work, private residence disputes and financial remedy proceedings.


      This year he has acted for the mother in a notable High Court child contact claim involving an ultra orthodox Jewish mother and transgender father. An application to the Court of Appeal is pending.

      Peter also specialises in industrial disease cases; he has acted for many claimants in noise induced deafness, Asbestos related claims and work related upper limb disorder claims. 

      In addition, Peter has considerable experience of clinical negligence; most notably, he has recently conducted a number of claims involving failure to diagnose breast cancer.

      In his spare time Peter has advised national newspapers on defamation and contempt. 

      He lives in the City Centre and in Cheshire.