Abby Buckland


Family and Divorce

"Star in the making"

Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2019

"She's a class act. She's calm and empathetic, soft when needed for vulnerable clients but tough as anything when she needs to be"

Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2019

Abby is a Partner in the Family and Divorce team who undertakes matters involving all aspects of private family law and in particular complex financial issues and private children cases.

Abby practices in all aspects of private family law, with particular expertise in cases involving:

  • Complex financial disputes often involving trust assets, family wealth or inheritance
  • Farming divorces
  • Pre and postnuptial agreements
  • All issues concerning the arrangements for children, particularly cases involving parental alienation, relocation within or outside of England and Wales and financial provision for children
  • International elements including;
    • International relocation (also known as leave to remove)
    • Cross border matrimonial disputes
    • Jurisdiction race

Abby gives clear, sensible advice and takes great care of her clients, working strategically and creatively to achieve the best possible outcome.

Abby is recognised as an ‘Associate to Watch’ in Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2020 and she is listed as a recommended lawyer in Legal 500 UK. She was shortlisted as Woman of the Year - Rising Star in the Powerwomen Awards 2020. 

Abby has written for and been quoted in The Sunday Telegraph, Farmer’s Weekly and Jewish News among other publications and has spoken at The KNect365 Farm Tax Conference on Farming Divorces.

After reading English Literature at The University of Manchester, Abby went on to complete the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course at The College of Law in Bloomsbury. Abby worked for a magic circle firm as a paralegal before commencing her training contract with a Lincoln’s Inn firm in 2008 and qualifying into their Family Team in 2010. Abby joined Kingsley Napley in 2012.

"flawless as a lawyer; she has everything. She is terribly appealing to clients in terms of her personal approach - she is soft and understanding, she listens, she is very supportive of vulnerable clients but also writes genius letters and thinks several steps ahead. So completely a star of the future, and the present."

Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2020

What clients and directories say

""Star in the making" Abby Buckland has a growing presence and reputation in the family law field for her work on complex high net worth financial cases related to divorce, many with an international element."

Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2019

"Particularly noted for her capability in handling cross-border children disputes"

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

"Not only are you an excellent lawyer, but you have personal qualities which you have used to calm me down and put me at ease all through the process.  I genuinely believe that the final outcome is far better for me as a result of your work on my case"

A client

"I think the way you handled my case was first class and I always felt myself in safe hands. I couldn’t have hoped for anything or anyone better"

A client


Recent cases

  • Daga and Bangur [2018] EWFC 91  - Contested high value finances involving trusts and non-matrimonial assets
  • M v F [2018] EWFC 35  - High value Schedule I proceedings, world wide freezing order and enforcement costs provision 


publications, Press and speaking engagements


Professional societies and memberships


Further information

Abby was born and brought up in Oxfordshire and she is a trained ChildLine Counsellor. Abby enjoys the theatre and cinema.



"I don't worry at all when I've got a client that's with Abby - I know that nothing will be missed"

Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2019

"One of the ‘firm’s many rising stars with exceptional judgement’"

Legal 500 UK 2019

"Highly regarded for her capacity to handle matrimonial finance cases"

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

"One of the firm’s rising stars – she has warmth, efficiency and exceptional judgement, and clients love her"

Legal 500 UK 2017, The Client's Guide to Law Firms

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