Anthony Higham


I am the Managing Partner at Butcher & Barlow following a journey which started when I qualified here in 1997.

I was not always destined to become a solicitor, I graduated originally with a Degree in Economics and, after trying various things, stumbled across the Law Conversion Degree and have never looked back.

I head up the firm’s Litigation Department and specialise in:-

  • Clinical Negligence, including birth defect and brain injury cases;
  • Commercial disputes including Partnership and Company disputes;
  • Shareholder disputes;
  • Breach of Contract claims;
  • Wills and Probate disputes;
  • Land and Building disputes; and
  • Debt Recovery.

I am a member of the Law Society Negligence Panel and have dealt with a large range of claims over the years, including high value, birth defect and brain injury cases.

I have represented families at Inquests and was heavily involved in the Hillsborough Inquests where I represented one of the families.  As a result the team was honoured with the Modern Law Outstanding Achievement Awards for 2016/17 and also the winner of the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year for Outstanding Achievement.

I have won millions of pounds in compensation from claims ranging from life changing birth defects to losses arising from breaches of Commercial Contracts.

I pride myself on my down to earth, commercial and no nonsense approach to dispute resolution, always striving to achieve the best possible outcome with the minimum of fuss.

I am also proud to be one of the firm’s four Public Notaries in which capacity I deal on an almost daily basis with both individuals and corporate clients.

Away from the office I enjoy “trying” to keep fit.  I am keen fell walker and play most racquet sports.  You will find me stumbling around the local tennis and squash courts.   I thoroughly enjoy travelling and partaking in good food and wine.

Specialist Areas

Commercial Dispute Resolution

Corporate & Commercial


Personal Dispute Resolution

Inheritance & Estate Disputes

Professional Negligence & Misconduct


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