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Claire Jackson


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I am a Solicitor specialising in Family Law.

I was admitted as a solicitor in 1999 and joined Butcher & Barlow in 2011 as a result of a merger between the firm of Salt Veeder and Butcher & Barlow. I am a Partner and I am based at both the Leigh and Prestwich offices.

I specialise in Family Law, with a particular emphasis on finances following on from divorce or separation and issues regarding children.  I am a member of Resolution and I have acted in a number of high net worth divorces and important children cases.  I have previously represented a client with profound hearing loss, accused of serious assault upon a child during contact, based upon videotaped interviews which were successfully challenged in the High Court.

I am passionate about helping my Clients get results. My friendly professional style helps Clients feel at ease. I work closely with my Clients and ensure that they are fully informed throughout.  I deal with matters from taking initial instructions, advising on costs which is an important consideration for Clients, negotiating and representing Clients at court.

Out of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading and gardening when the weather permits!


Specialist Areas

Family Law
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What our clients say about Claire

I came to Butcher & Barlow on the recommendation of a friend. I feel that I was very lucky to have been helped by Claire as she is an amazing Solicitor. Not only is she very thorough and astute in her work, but I also felt that she cared. I think this is a very rare quality in a Solicitor, and whilst I was going through what I can only describe as the worst few years of my life, I was made to feel that little less alone as I knew I had Claire in my corner. I can't thank Claire enough for all the help she has given me in relation to the court hearings I have had to attend for family and financial matters. I highly recommend Claire to anyone and would defiantly go straight to Claire if I needed any legal assistance in the future. I couldn't have asked for a better turn out or a better Solicitor.


After a bad experience with a previous solicitors Butcher & Barlow were very helpful and supportive. Especially Claire who gave me all the correct Information and kept me informed throughout the process.


I can't recommend this company highly enough. Claire Jackson & her team have been amazing in helping me with my divorce and financial settlement which has now been concluded. Claire was professional, empathetic and really easy to engage with during the whole process. She made me feel at ease and helped me considerably in guiding me through the process and achieving the best outcome possible. Five stars from me for this company.


I can't rate this place enough. They have been amazing and so helpful over the years. Claire Jackson is an amazing Solicitor and I would recommend her any day.


Absolutely Brilliant very understanding.

Mr Jones

Excellent and professional service. Claire made me feel at ease and was always there too answer any questions. Thankyou so much for all your hard work.


Claire Jackson was my solicitor that looked after my family court application from the first step to the last and her, experience, professionalism, attention and care ensured that my kids got their Dad back in their lives after a nasty breakup. So from me, T and J. Thanks Claire for all that you did.

D Smith

Thank you for the way you dealt with my divorce. You were always professional, gave good advice and with the human touch at some very difficult times. Thank you for the way you put my case forward at the telephone Court hearing – absolutely way ahead of his solicitor and in a class of your own.

At a difficult time Claire was there every step of the way, she was professional with a caring side. My late Farther passed away just before the first lock down, and so every thing was carried out remotely, we were kept informed and proceedings went incredibly smoothly and surprisingly quick.