Anthony Higham


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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 am Head of the Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury departments. My specialisms include:-

  • 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 five 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.

Legal Insights from Anthony

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Specialist Areas

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Commercial Dispute Resolution
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Corporate & Commercial
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Inheritance & Estate Disputes
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Personal Dispute Resolution
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Professional Negligence & Misconduct


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Anthony Higham is a seasoned litigator who quickly grips the issues and underlying risks and benefits of the client position. In my view, his experience inspires real confidence, and I am sure that it will have the same effect on clients.

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