Mrs H Buckle

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 and was appointed Vice-Chair of Governors in 2018.

Her outside interests include theatre going, gardening, Zumba and keeping hens. She is also the organist at her local village Church.

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