Disputes can often be inconvenient, costly, stressful and time consuming. An early resolution of your commercial, civil, or business disputes can make a substantial difference to your reputation, your time, your focus and your pocket.

Our experienced Team are able to advise in relation to a wide range of disputes and cases. We are committed to considering the need for, or benefit of, alternative forms of dispute resolution – such as negotiation, mediation, expert determination, or more informal methods such as an inter party meetings.

Our specialist Team can provide advice in relation to the full spectrum of commercial and civil disputes, such as:
• Contractual, partnership and business disputes
• Debt recovery
• Insolvency
• Inheritance/Estate disputes
• Professional Negligence claims (against Surveyors; Accountants; Veterinary Surgeons; Medical profession etc)
• Intellectual Property
• Construction and Builders (including Adjudications); JCT and self build issues
• Land, Boundary, Access and Planning disputes

Our Dispute Resolution Team is committed to a prompt and detailed appraisal of your dispute from the very outset. We understand that early, reliable advice – and an analysis of the prospects and merits of your position are key to exploring the potential for resolution and negotiations.

Our Team has built relationships with an extensive list of nationwide experts and Barristers who are also able to assist by providing insight, input and expertise.

Our fee structures are clear and certain and we are always happy to discuss flexible funding terms with you – or fixed/capped arrangements. We are also happy to discuss any other individual funding requirements that you may have.

To find out more about how we can assist you, please contact your local office and ask for the Dispute Resolution team for an initial no obligation discussion.


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What our clients say...

Adam Shawcross was recommended by a work colleague as a person I would receive good advice from. Mr Shawcross was very supportive and gave reliable advice, guidance and support.  My previous impression of Solicitors was not a favourable one, however, without having Mr Shawcross to turn to on occasions I am not sure what course I would have taken.  He was mostly available and gave assurance that was both comforting and valuable at a very stressful time.  The final result in proceedings was a successful one and I am now able to move forwards.  I would not hesitate to recommend your law practice to other colleagues.

Litigation - Bury - January 2016

Sam was very approachable and professional. He is an excellent listener and gave good sound knowledgeable advice. I would recommend anyone to use him.

J Chesters - Litigation - Sandbach - January 2015

Thank you very much indeed for all your hard work during this claim, and achieving this wonderful result when I began to give up there ever being any good result at all.

Jean Pearson - Litigation - Runcorn - January 2015

Without your help and assistance the incident at the garden centre would have been a nightmare.  Please accpet this card as a sign of my appreciation for what you have done for me and Peter.

J Carlisle & P Weatherhead - Litigation - Runcorn - December 2014

Words could never express how much we appreciate all you have done for us.  Just a small note to say a very large thank you for all your hard work and support.

Leigh - Criminal Injuries Compensation - December 2014

Thank you for your help and advice. My dispute was resolved quickly and saved me £7000! Would recommend Butcher & Barlow every time.

Mr J Mellor - Dispute Resolution - Northwich - February 2016
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