Contact us at Butcher & Barlow

Your Local Solicitors in Northwich


Butcher & Barlow LLP,
5 London Road

Opening hours

Monday 8:30am-5pm
Tuesday 8:30am-5pm
Wednesday 8:30am-5pm
Thursday 8:30am-5pm
Friday 8:30am-5pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Your Local Solicitors in Northwich

If you need expert legal advice or representation, our local solicitors in Northwich offer a broad spectrum of services for both personal and business needs.

At Butcher & Barlow, our lawyers have a high level of experience in their chosen fields and are dedicated to securing the best possible results for our clients. We are trusted by local families and businesses to provide the expertise they need across a wide range of sectors.

If you ask us to represent you, we will take the time to understand your requirements and work to establish the most effective way to secure the outcome you need.

You will find us to be diligent, working with great attention to detail, and offering an exceptional level of service.

Why work with Butcher & Barlow Solicitors in Northwich?

At Butcher & Barlow, we are known for both the legal expertise we have and the guidance and support we provide. Businesses can rely on us to have the sound commercial understanding necessary to provide legal advice designed to solve problems promptly and effectively. Families and individuals can rest assured that we will be with them in times of need, handling difficult issues sensitively and with understanding. Many of our clients have stayed with us over the years, trusting us to give them the recommendations and guidance necessary.

We know that dealing with a legal case can be daunting and we always aim to provide support as well as advice and representation. We are always happy to discuss any concerns and answer questions as they arise.

Our solicitors will make sure that you have a clear understanding of your case and will avoid legal jargon, explaining legal issues clearly so that you know exactly what the process will be.

Our experience and outstanding service has been recognised with several accreditations, including a top level recommendation from leading legal directory, The Legal 500. We also hold accreditations from The Law Society and The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

For more information or to discuss your needs with one of our legal experts, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our Legal Services for Individuals

Family law

Our family law team have an exceptional level of experience and deal with a full range of issues, from prenuptial agreements to financial settlements.

We know that you may be going through difficulties when you need our services and you will find our family solicitors to be understanding and approachable.

Our family law services include:

  • Divorce and separation
  • Financial settlements
  • Child arrangement orders and other child law issues
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Postnuptial agreements
  • Civil partnership dissolution
  • Domestic abuse and protection from threats and harassment
  • Care and social services law

We always work to deal with family law matters with minimal conflict, finding out of court solutions wherever possible.

Team members are recognised by Resolution, the national family law group committed to resolving disagreements constructively and without the need for litigation. We are also accredited by The Law Society for our expertise in advanced family law issues.

Residential Property Solicitors

At Butcher & Barlow, we deal with a full range of residential property transactions for clients in Northwich and beyond. We know how important it is to keep a transaction moving forward and we always work tirelessly to complete matters without delay.

We understand that moving house can be stressful and we always keep in touch to ensure that you know exactly what is happening, the stage that has been reached and what needs to happen next. We will always make the time to speak to you to discuss any concerns you may have and to answer your questions.

We deal with all types of residential property transactions, including:

  • Sales
  • Purchases, including leasehold purchases and newbuild purchases
  • Remortgages
  • Transfers of equity
  • Auction properties
  • Leasehold enfranchisement

We are members of The Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) in recognition of the high standards of legal advice and client service that we provide.

Wills & Probate

We have helped clients in the Northwich area with estate planning for many years. We offer the guidance you need to ensure that your loved ones are provided for in the future and your assets protected, including in complex situations and non-traditional family structures, as well as in high net-worth cases.

We also deal with estate administration. We know that this will be a very difficult time for you and we always handle matters sensitively, providing the support and advice you need.

Our wills, trusts and probate services include:

  • Making a Will
  • Updating a Will
  • Tax and succession planning
  • Setting up trusts
  • Administering an estate
  • Advice on funding care
  • Contentious probate

Medical Negligence and Personal Injury

If you have been harmed by medical negligence or suffered a personal injury that was not your fault, we can work on your behalf to obtain compensation for what has happened. This will include a payment for the pain and suffering you have experienced and for any loss of quality of life, as well as compensation for your financial losses, such as loss of earnings.

We know that starting a legal claim when you have been injured can seem overwhelming. Our medical negligence and personal injury solicitors understand this and will do all they can to make the process as easy as possible.

We have a strong track record of success in securing substantial payments for clients who have suffered harm and an excellent reputation for the support that we provide during our clients’ time with us.

We hold The Law Society’s Clinical Negligence accreditation in recognition of our expertise and excellent level of service.

Employment Law for Employees

Dealing with legal difficulties as an employee can be extremely stressful. Your livelihood may be at stake, as well as your reputation.

Our employment law experts are skilled at dealing with employers and their legal teams. If you ask us for help, we will bring a robust case on your behalf and take steps to ensure that your rights and interests are protected.

We will work with you to identify the outcome that you want and do all we can to achieve this promptly.

Our employment solicitors in Northwich offer a full service to employees, including:

  • Legal advice and representation in employment disputes, including for breach of employment contracts, unfair dismissal, discrimination and harassment
  • Negotiating settlement agreements and advice before signing a settlement agreement
  • Representation for employees at employment tribunals
  • Reviewing employment contracts, advice on terms of employment contracts and negotiating employment contract terms and conditions

Our Legal Services for Businesses

Commercial Law

At Butcher & Barlow, our corporate and commercial law solicitors in Northwich are proud to advise and represent local businesses, providing the guidance and advice needed to help them achieve their goals.

As a business owner, you may need legal assistance on many different issues, from putting the right legal foundation in place to having robust contracts and agreements drawn up.

We offer a full range of corporate and commercial law services, including:

  • Advice on the right business structure for your organisation and setting up your partnership, company or other structure
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Commercial agreements
  • Franchising law, providing a full service for franchisors and franchisees
  • Share sales and purchases
  • Asset sales and purchases
  • Partnerships and limited liability partnerships
  • Asset finance and secured lending advice and representation
  • Insolvency services
  • Business succession planning

Commercial Property

Commercial property is often the biggest investment a business makes. At Butcher & Barlow, our commercial property solicitors in Northwich can represent you in ensuring that the agreement you enter into is right for your needs.

Commercial property agreements are often complex and onerous. Having the right advice before you sign is crucial.

We represent both businesses and commercial property landlords, dealing with all types of property, including industrial estates, development of agricultural land and retail units.

Our comprehensive commercial property legal services include:

  • Commercial property acquisitions and disposals
  • Negotiating and drafting commercial leases
  • Site assembly
  • Commercial property development and redevelopment projects
  • Dilapidations
  • Commercial property disputes


If you need agricultural legal advice or representation, you need lawyers with genuine expertise in this complex and fast-changing area of law. At Butcher & Barlow, our agriculture and rural affairs solicitors in Northwich have represented farmers, landowners and agri-business owners over many years.

We work with clients for the long-term, getting to understand their organisation and providing real commercial value with legal advice tailored to your needs.

We are recognised by leading legal directory, The Legal 500 as a top tier law firm for our agricultural law expertise and service.

Corporate Law

Our corporate law team provide advice for individuals setting up businesses as well as those looking to buy, sell or finance an enterprise.

We can work with you to put a strong legal framework in place and provide advice and guidance in respect of a range of issues, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Joint ventures
  • Restructuring
  • Business investment
  • Business financing
  • Intellectual property licensing and protection
  • Advice on risk management

Employment Law for Employers

As an employer, you are likely to need to deal with numerous legal issues, from having sound employment contracts and policies in place to handling employee claims and tribunal cases.

Our Northwich employment lawyers work closely with businesses to provide a sound basis for their employee dealings and expert advice for any disputes or other issues that may arise.

We offer a wide range of employment law services, including:

  • Drafting and advising on contracts of employment
  • Drafting and advising on employment policies and procedures
  • Expert advice and representation in employment disputes, including claims for unfair dismissal, discrimination and breach of contract
  • Redundancies
  • Settlement agreements


We provide notarial services in respect of documents needed for overseas transactions, to include certifying legal paperwork, witnessing signatures and authenticating documents.

Our service is prompt and efficient. If you need papers checked and verified to confirm that they meet international legal standards, we will work to meet your timescale to ensure that your transaction can go ahead without delay.


We work extensively within the charitable sector, assisting with regulatory compliance and advising on issues such as governance and contracts.

Many of our lawyers have worked with charities in their personal capacities and we have a wide breadth of experience across a range of charities that dates back several decades.

Our advice is tailored to help charities run efficiently and to achieve their aims and intentions cost-effectively and within the stringent charity sector rules.

How to reach our Solicitors in Northwich

Reach us by car

You can park across the road in Waitrose for 2 hours.

Reach us by bus

There is a bus stop outside Waitrose and the bus interchange is a 5-minute walk away.

Reach us by train

The closest train station to our office is Northwich.

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You can plan your journey to our Northwich office here.

Contact our Northwich solicitors at Butcher & Barlow

At Butcher & Barlow, our Northwich solicitors represent individuals, families and businesses in the town as well as the wider Cheshire area.

You can call us on 0161 439 8228, email us at, or fill in our online contact form.

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