I joined Butcher & Barlow in 2008 as a trainee solicitor, qualifying as a solicitor in 2010 and have been based at our Northwich office ever since. I became a Partner in May 2016 and Head of the firm’s Personal Dispute Resolution Department in September 2020.
I specialise in Civil Litigation, advising Claimants and Defendants on all types of civil disputes including:
- Commercial Litigation;
- Clinical Negligence;
- Personal Injury;
- Debt Recovery;
- Building Disputes;
- Wills & Probate Disputes;
- General Litigation.
I act for a wide variety of clients including directors of limited companies, trustees of estates and individuals pursuing/defending their own claims.
During my time with Butcher & Barlow, I have advised clients in relation to a wide range of disputes, ranging from small claims to claims valued in excess of £1 million. The following disputes have been particularly interesting:
- A complex commercial dispute valued at almost £90,000. The dispute centred upon which legal entity had entered into a contract and a disputed signature on a document, which I arranged to be examined by a forensic handwriting expert;
- A complex and high-value claim arising from a motorbike accident. Sadly, the Claimant was forced to undergo an amputation of his leg. A 7-figure out of Court settlement was achieved;
- A very complex clinical negligence claim arising from bariatric surgery. The claim involved instructing numerous medical experts in different fields. The Claimant achieved a successful conclusion to the claim without having to attend trial.
I pride myself on my thorough yet commercial approach to disputes. I always strive to achieve the best outcome for my clients as quickly as possible whilst maintaining a commercial outlook to keep costs proportionate.
Outside of work I am kept busy by my young family. On the rare occasion I have some spare time, I have an interest in history and enjoy eating out.