In 1995, he wrote The Trial Of Aaron Sherwood, a comedy in 3 parts for BBC Radio 4 about an inept lawyer's efforts to save his client from multiple fraud charges. Buckley's debut novel, The Man Who Hated Football was also well received. In its review, The Independent said, "Buckley's bitingly funny portrait of East Anglian society make up for the laddish commentary."The Times commented briefly that the novel was "prescient", "showing great understanding of the world of professional football", while it was characterized in The Telegraph as "hugely entertaining and acute".
In August 2009, Buckley accused Test Match Special presenter Jonathan Agnew of being "pervy" towards Lily Allen, who Agnew was interviewing for a segment on the BBC Radio 4 show, and was criticised by both Agnew and Allen — who described her interviewer as being "kind and gentlemanly" — as well as by many readers who left comments on his article.
In December 2010, Buckley (a qualified barrister) joined Norwich law firm Leathes Prior as a consultant.