Will studied Maths at the University of York before going on to complete the GDL and LPC at the College of Law. He joined Gosschalks as a trainee in 2009 and qualified into the Litigation department in 2011. He became an Associate in 2015 and was made a Partner in the firm in 2017.
Will specialises in commercial litigation, with a particular specialism in contentious construction matters. He acts for individuals as well as a number of the region’s leading construction companies, often dealing with complex and technical construction disputes in the TCC and in adjudications. He has particular expertise in construction disputes surrounding the rail industry.
As a result of his specialist construction knowledge, Will also provides regular legal updates to employers, contractors, sub-contractors and consultants in the region via Constructing Excellence and the Humber Training Group.
"It’s important to remember what you are wanting to achieve, and never losing sight of that goal. If you can be proactive and astute, and avoid arguing about minutiae, it’s definitely possible to resolve disputes quickly and with minimal disruption"
Will also acts for a wide range of clients in a general commercial litigation matters, with a strong background in professional negligence claims and banking litigation.
Legal 500 quotes:
"Will Buckenham is a guardian angel to his clients. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of construction law and can always find the precedent to help his clients."
"Will Buckenham and the team at Gosschalks can really be relied on to assist local construction companies in relation to litigation matters. They are totally part of the community."