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Your Local Solicitors in Sandbach


Butcher & Barlow LLP,
31 Middlewich Road,
CW11 1HW

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

If you need the support of a legal expert, our local Solicitors in Sandbach can help. We provide professional tailored advice to individuals, families and businesses and are known for the high level of service we offer.

We know that legal issues can be daunting and our Sandbach Solicitors are friendly and approachable. We have expertise across a wide range of sectors and can give you the support and guidance you need.

We play an active role in the local community and many of our clients recommend us to friends and family members. Whether you need family law advice or help with business legal matters, we can provide strong representation. We will take the time to understand your position and what you want to achieve and take prompt action to secure the right result.

We hold several Law Society accreditations, awarded in recognition of the specialist legal advice we provide as well as our exceptional service. If you need to speak to a local lawyer in Sandbach, call us today and we will be happy to help.

Why work with Butcher & Barlow?

We know how important it is to clients to have honest advice, clearly explained, and support from a legal professional who is easily contactable.

If you ask us to represent you, we will make sure that you know what is happening throughout your case and whether any input is needed from you. We will discuss the options open to you and the best course of action to achieve your desired outcome.

We are always happy to talk through issues and answer questions as they arise. Our Lawyers understand that dealing with a legal case may be difficult or stressful and we always aim to provide support as well as advice.

We work hard to stay up to date with current legislation and you will find us to be exceptionally competent across all of the sectors that we handle. The Law Society has awarded us numerous accreditations, including in the areas of conveyancing, family law, clinical negligence and criminal litigation.

We hold a top-tier recommendation from leading law firm directory The Legal 500 and are members of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

To find out more about the legal services we offer to individuals and businesses, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help.

Our legal services for individuals

Family law

Dealing with legal matters relating to your family is often very stressful. Our Family Lawyers in Sandbach understand the difficulties and are always considerate and sympathetic. We will work with you to identify what you want to achieve and do all we can to secure the best possible outcome for you and your family.

Our family Law Team provide a full range of services, including:

  • Divorce and separation
  • Dissolution of civil partnership
  • Financial settlements on divorce
  • Arrangements for children and child arrangements orders
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Domestic abuse
  • Legal advice and representation in care and social services cases

Our Family Law Solicitors at Sandbach hold Law Society accreditations for children law, advanced family law, family mediation and mental health.

We are also members of Resolution, a group of family law professionals committed to resolving issues constructively and with minimal conflict.

Residential Property Solicitors

Our Residential Property Team deals with purchases, sales and other transactions for those moving house in Sandbach and beyond. We know how important your home move will be and we always do everything possible to reach completion quickly.

We hold the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality accreditation in recognition of our legal expertise in property law and the high standards of service we provide. All of our Sandbach conveyancers are very experienced and are able to deal with complex situations and resolve any potential difficulties promptly.

Our Sandbach Conveyancing Solicitors offer a full range of residential property services, including:

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

Wills & Probate

Putting a Will in place is the best way of providing for your loved ones in the future. We can ensure that your assets are safeguarded and passed on in the most efficient way possible. We can advise you on issues such as looking after money for children, putting money and property into trust, dealing with Inheritance Tax and choosing the right executors.

We also provide a full probate service for those dealing with the estate of a family member. We have the experience to deal efficiently with the winding up of their affairs and can deal with a range of related issues as needed, such as the sale of property.

We know that this will be a difficult time for you, and you will find our probate solicitors to be understanding and sympathetic.

Medical Negligence and Personal Injury

If you have been harmed because of substandard healthcare or medical negligence or you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

Our Medical Negligence and Personal Injury Solicitors can represent you to claim the payment you deserve to compensate you for the pain and suffering you have sustained, as well as for any reduction in your quality of life and for financial losses arising from the medical negligence or personal injury.

We routinely take on the legal teams for large insurance companies and have a high success rate in securing substantial compensation payments for our clients.

We know that starting a legal claim may seem overwhelming, but be assured that we will do everything possible to make the process as stress-free as we can. You will have our support throughout and we will make sure that we are available to answer your questions as needed.

If you believe that you may have a case, call us today. The sooner a legal representative takes up your case, the easier it will be for us to obtain the evidence we need. We can go through the first steps with you and ensure that you have the help and guidance necessary.

We hold the Law Society’s accreditation for clinical negligence.

Employment Law for Employees

If you are experiencing difficulties at work, it can make life stressful and unpleasant. As an employee, you have a range of rights and if these are not observed, you may be able to take action against your employer.

Our Employment Law Solicitors for employees can advise you on a range of issues, including:

  • Employment disputes, including breach of employment contract terms, unfair dismissal, bullying, harassment and discrimination
  • Advice on settlement agreements, including negotiating terms
  • Taking your case to an employment tribunal
  • Reviewing employment contracts and negotiating where necessary

Our Legal Services for Businesses

Commercial Law

Successful businesses are underpinned by strong and comprehensive contracts. Our Commercial Law Solicitors in Sandbach can represent you in drafting and negotiating agreements to ensure that your business relationships have the solid foundation you need.

Our commercial legal services include:

  • Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, including:
    • Agency and distribution contracts
    • IP and IT contracts
    • Outsourcing agreements
    • NDAs and confidentiality agreements
  • Resolving commercial disputes

Commercial Property

Commercial property is a complex area of law involving a wide range of liabilities. It is often one of the most expensive undertakings a business will make and there is wide scope for disputes if sound advice is not taken at the outset.

Our experienced Commercial Property Solicitors will ensure that you fully understand the implications of any deal you are considering and that the terms and conditions are in your best interests, with your liabilities minimised wherever possible.


If you are a farmer, land owner or agri-business operator requiring legal advice, you need a specialist Agriculture Solicitor. This is a complicated and niche area of law with rapidly changing legislation and a raft of rules to comply with.

We are experts in the sector, with agriculture lawyers able to give you the guidance, advice and representation you need. We deal with a wide range of agricultural legal issues, including:

  • Agricultural tenancy agreements
  • Licensing agreements
  • Farm sales and purchases
  • Estate sales and purchases
  • Advice on structuring a farm business
  • Commercial contracts
  • Land promotions, options and overage agreements
  • Covenants, rights of way and other easements
  • Equine business legal advice
  • Farming disputes
  • Environmental law
  • Sporting rights
  • Advice on renewables

Corporate Law

Structuring your organisation in the right way and having a strong legal framework in place is essential to minimise the risk of difficulties in the future. We advise businesses, including partnerships and companies, on the best way to deal with issues such as control, finance and liabilities.

Services provided by our Corporate Law Solicitors in Sandbach include:

  • Advice on structuring your business
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Franchise law advice for franchisors and franchisees
  • Share sales and purchases
  • Asset sales and purchases
  • Advice on asset finance and secured lending
  • Insolvency services
  • Succession planning for your business

Employment Law for Employers

As an employer, you will have a range of legal issues to deal with, from putting robust employment contracts in place to dealing with disputes raised by employees. Our team provides advice and guidance across a full range of employment law issues and we can work with you to ensure your employment issues are dealt with as smoothly as possible.

Services provided by our Employment Solicitors for employers include:

  • Assistance in putting the right employee documentation in place, including employment contracts, employee policies and handbooks
  • Advice and representation in dealing with employee disputes, including grievances, allegations of discrimination and unfair dismissal claims
  • Redundancy
  • Drafting settlement agreements and negotiating settlement agreement terms and conditions where necessary


We have a number of accredited notaries public who are able to provide a range of notarial services. They can certify documents, witness deeds and authenticate paperwork for overseas transactions.

We are certified to verify the authenticity of a range of documents and check that they meet the standards necessary for use in business and legal transactions.


We have Solicitors with extensive knowledge in the charity sector. We help charities of all sizes deal with a range of issues, including charity registration, advice on compliance with charity regulations, approving and drafting contracts and safeguarding assets.

How to reach our Solicitors in Sandbach

Reach us by car

We have a car park to the rear of the office which is accessible from Chapel Street. Use postcode CW11 1DS. The entrance is two-thirds of the way along the road on the left.

Alternatively, Chapel Street car park is a 1-minute walk from our office.

Reach us by bus

The Middlewich Road dental surgery bus stop is a 1-minute walk from our office.

Plan your journey

You can plan your journey to our Sandbach office here.

Contact Butcher & Barlow

If you are based in the Sandbach or Cheshire East area and are looking for a personal or commercial law firm, please contact our experts at Butcher & Barlow today.

You can call us on 01270 762 521, email us at, or fill in our online contact form.

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    What our clients say about our
    Solicitors in Sandbach

    Brilliant service from Amanda. My partner and I were looking for a conveyancer when buying our first home. Amanda O’Hare was brilliant from the start of the process to the finish. She was efficient, kept us up to date every week and responded to emails very quickly. She was also very friendly and approachable and explained things clearly, which we appreciated as the process was very new to us. We were thrilled that we were able to complete in 13 weeks. I would definitely recommend Amanda.


    Sam made the Will making process easy and straightforward, offering advice where needed. Very efficient in getting everything drawn up. No one likes the thought, but it happens to us all one day. This makes the process easy for your loved ones.


    Butcher & Barlow Solicitors in Sandbach, South Cheshire have recently dealt with both the Conveyancing and assisted with the administration of my mother's estate. I could not recommend them highly enough. They have kept me updated throughout the process and have been extremely helpful. Particularly, the work of Amanda O'Hare and Samuel Dale has been exemplary. I would like to extend my thanks to them both. Anyone requiring a reputable and professional solicitors could not find a better Firm than Butcher & Barlow.

    G Longson

    Sam Dale at Butcher & Barlow LLP recently helped us set up a Lasting Powers of Attorney for our mother. Unfortunately, due to developing circumstances, this had to be arranged fairly quickly and not in the normal environment where these discussions would normally take place. Sam was so professional while also being personable and very accommodating to our mother. My family and I can't recommend Sam and Butcher & Barlow LLP enough for what they have done in such a short time. We will definitely use again.


    We sought the services of Sam Dale after mum had a fall and ended up in respite care. It was then she realised it was probably time to sort out Powers of Attorney for her own piece of mind in the event of her being unable to sort out her own affairs. She chose my two brothers and myself, but we knew we wanted someone experienced to oversee the process. Sam was perfect. He talked through the ins and outs and simplified the legal jargon with us before talking to mum on her own to make sure everything was OK and it was exactly what she wanted. He was compassionate and professional in equal measure. I'd recommend his services anytime.


    I found your approach to be so professional. The law can be a very confusing matter to a layman but the way you explained what was happening and the information you needed was clear. To begin with, matters are so worrying for people, but again, your reassurance to the family helped them through the worst time of their life.

    Mr T

    Best conveyancing solicitors we've ever used! Amanda and her colleagues Steph and Sarah have been brilliant throughout the whole process. From rapidly responding to enquiries, chasing the solicitors of our buyer and seller, and answering questions when we've had them, nothing has been too much trouble. When it came to exchanging and completing, Amanda made herself available on both days for regular updates and phone calls with ourselves, which is not something we have always experienced with conveyancing solicitors.

    Mr A

    Sam Dale was compassionate, understanding, knowledgeable and professional from the outset. I could not recommend Sam Dale and his team highly enough and would have no hesitation in using Sam or Butcher & Barlow again in the future.

    The Legal 500 2024 Rankings

    I engaged the Firm for my most recent dealings which included writing Wills, Probate and Estate queries and also a settlement deed for which Samuel Dale undertook all activity. Samuel is extremely professional, knowledgeable and efficient. He carried out all works to an extremely high standard, was easily contactable and provided impartial advice and guidance to me during an extremely difficult time.

    The Legal 500 2024 Rankings

    I recently had the pleasure of dealing with Angela Gleave assisting me with a Child Arrangement Order, and cannot speak highly enough of the experience I received. Going through this was very traumatic and difficult and anyone who has to go through this will know just how hard it is. However, Angela's genuine concern for my wellbeing and my daughter, and her proactive approach to helping us receive the best outcome was second to none. I cannot thank her enough!! She provided expert guidance throughout the process and helped me receive the best possible outcome. Her communication was amazing and I couldn't of done this without her. I highly recommend using Angela and Butcher & Barlow for anyone seeking outstanding legal services. There was nothing that Angela didn't deliver. To any parent needing help, who feels lost and overwhelmed with the journey they have ahead, you will be in safe hands with Angela and her team!! Again, thank you!!!