Meet the Governors
Mrs Hilary Buckle
CHAIR OF GOVERNORS
Hilary Buckle obtained a degree in law from University College London and passed her Solicitors final exams the following year. She completed her training at Stephenson Harwood in the City and qualified as a solicitor in 1982.
Since then, she has specialised in probate, wills and trust matters, working in Westminster and High Wycombe. After seven years in charge of a probate department, she moved to Barrett & Co where she is now senior partner, specialising in all aspects of private client work.
Hilary has written articles on probate and trust matters for a national publication and lectures regularly at retirement seminars.
Hilary is a member of the Thames Valley branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and regularly attends meetings, which are a valuable means of sharing and exchanging information with other specialists, and keeping up to date with changes in the law. Hilary is also a member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) and an associate member of ACTAPS (the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists).
Hilary joined St Joseph’s as a Governor in 2008, was appointed Vice-Chair of Governors in 2018 and Chair in 2023.
Her outside interests include theatre going, gardening, Zumba and keeping hens. She is also the organist at her local village Church.