Andrew Mackenzie


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I am a Partner working at the firm’s Runcorn office. I specialise in all aspects of commercial property and general commercial work as well as a broad range of litigious matters.

I joined the firm as a trainee solicitor in 2012 and qualified in 2014. Since this time I have developed a broad client base acting for individuals and companies who are both local and national.

In particular, I act for a number of large-scale commercial landlords, along with local GP practices and dental practitioners.

Prior to joining the firm, I studied law at Lancaster and Manchester Universities, before completing my LPC at the College of Law in Chester.

In October 2018, I qualified as a Notary Public.

I have conduct of a wide variety of matters including:

  • Acquisitions & Disposals of Commercial Property;
  • Acquisitions & Disposals of Businesses;
  • Leases of Commercial Property;
  • Property Disputes (commercial & residential);
  • Debt Recovery Disputes;
  • Consumer Rights Act Disputes;
  • Probate Disputes;
  • Personal Injury Claims;
  • Clinical Negligence Claims;
  • Residential & Commercial Evictions; and
  • Partnership Matters

I act for businesses in a variety of sectors but my notable recent client work includes:

  1. Acting for shopping centre owners in all aspects of commercial property
  2. Acting for telecoms companies in commercial disputes
  3. Acting for local charities in general commercial matters


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Specialist Areas

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Commercial Dispute Resolution
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Commercial Property
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Corporate & Commercial
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Property Dispute Resolution


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What our clients say

San Dunn

Following a family bereavement we dealt with a number of the team in Runcorn - probate, house sale and a probate dispute. They were all incredibly helpful and professional. Andrew MacKenzie, in particular, helped us with a very difficult situation and was brilliant throughout the whole process. Excellent communication throughout from everyone. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the firm to anyone in need of their services. Thanks

Susan Allen

After an accident in work I contacted Butcher & Barlow for advice. An appointment was arranged to speak to Andy Mackenzie one of their solicitors. Andy explained the procedure which made me feel comfortable & confident he would do his very best to get me the best outcome. My case lasted 4 years. During this period Andy & his team kept me well informed. Always available & offering me the best advice during this time building the case against the defendant. I was sent to all the relevant specialist & represented by a top barrister in court. I won my case. I feel this was due to all the hard work Andy had put into my case. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Butcher & Barlow as they provided an excellent service. In the future if I needed any legal advice. The only solicitors I would use would be Butcher & Barlow

The Legal 500 2021

Andy MacKenzie is an exceptional, client-focused lawyer.

J Gleave

I highly recommend Andy McKenzie as he has just helped resolve a case with our commercial landlord. He was friendly, professional and really quick to respond to us. We are delighted with the outcome and will not hesitate to use this firm of solicitors again in the future due to the help and advice we have received.

Philip Hankinson

Working with Butcher & Barlow made an almost impossible situation salvageable. Andrew Mackenzie and his team worked tirelessly to not only transfer the case over but to go over a complex case with a fine tooth-comb and attempt to re-establish crucial evidence We literally owe everything to Andy's well-informed and timely professionalism, courtesy, patience and outright dogged persistence.

Norman Hornby

Halton Haven Hospice

Andrew has treated our charity with great respect and he has shown a good understanding of the needs of young people in Halton. He has been patient and tolerant with us, a good person to do business with

David Rowe

Andy took control from the start in a strong, calm and professional manner. Andy demonstrated great levels of care and understanding throughout the process and helped to deliver an agreeable outcome. I would have no doubt in recommending Andy and his team

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