Will Buckby


T: 020 7469 0411
E: w.buckby@beale-law.com

Will Buckby

University of New England, Australia
Australian Constitutional Law
College of Law, London
University of Essex
Law LLB (Hons)

England and Wales 2006

Partner in Beale and Company


His strengths include his attention to detail and the practical nature of his support and advice. 

He is very quick to understand issues and ensure that the right attention is given to them. Chambers UK 2021

Will Buckby is the best all-round partner I have dealt with regardless of industry or sector. He is technically excellent and a hard negotiator but comes with buckets of EQ making him a very charming and supportive person to have on your side. Legal 500 UK 2020



Will specialises in non-contentious development, construction and engineering, and infrastructure matters, particularly in the UK, Ireland, Middle East and Africa.

He is a registered lawyer in England and Wales (Law Society).

Will is highly experienced at advising on: standard forms of contract including NEC, JCT, ICE, GC/Works, ACE, FIDIC and EDF, MAC and ASC; and bespoke agreements in relation to development agreements, construction contracts, professional appointments, collateral warranties, parent guarantees, alliance agreements; joint venture agreements and other associated documentation; and various forms of PPP, PFI and LIFT projects.

He has particular expertise in the highways and rail sectors, and advises on a wide range of other areas including education, energy, health, hotels, offices, retail, mixed user commercial/retail and residential developments, stadia, data centres, airports, marine and water. 

Having advised on various disputes in the early stages of his career, Will regularly provides pre-dispute advice and advises on contractual issues as part of the dispute resolution process.  He also continues to liaise with his colleagues specialising in dispute resolution in order to provide a ‘cradle to grave’ service for the firm’s clients.

Will’s practice has a significant international dimension having advised on projects in the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.  Will’s recent international projects have been in Kenya, Qatar, Libya, Malawi, Mozambique, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania and the United Arab Emirates.

Will has a monthly section in Lexis Nexis’ Construction Law journal, which examines the latest court rulings relating to construction and engineering.  He is also a regular contributor of articles to various trade press, including Construction Law.

Will is a member of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.