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Greg Porter


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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.


Specialist Areas

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Contested Probate
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Medical Negligence
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Personal Dispute Resolution
Medical Negligence
Personal Injury


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What our clients say about Greg

Greg Porter handled my claim with impressive competence.

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Greg Porter listened to me when I went to see him about an accident I had at work. I was left in no doubt I had chosen the right Solicitor to help me.

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My claim was dealt with to my complete satisfaction in a professional and very timely manner with no ‘faffing’ about.

Mr D

Greg Porter is extremely knowledgeable and always willing to strive for the client. Excellent legal analysis combined with a realistic and strong tactical approach. Brilliant client rapport.

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Gregory Porter’s professionalism and knowledge was second to none. He guided me thoroughly throughout the whole process and made me feel at ease. Greg was able to utilise his expertise to ensure that I got the best result possible.

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Gregory Porter is extremely thorough and takes care and time over the analysis of cases. He is very approachable and has a relaxed manner with clients putting them at ease.

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Gregory Porter is fantastic to work with, it’s clear he wants the very best for his clients and is diligent in working to achieve it.

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Gregory Porter has a very good manner with clients; putting them at their ease and explaining the issues in their case succinctly.

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Sound advice, proactive with insurer, practical guidance, good communications, fair result. An all round positive experience.

Mrs C

I recently had a problem regarding a neighbour’s objection to the installation of a CCTV system to my property. I didn’t know how to respond to this objection, I didn’t want the matter to escalate. I telephoned Butcher and Barlow who had recently done some legal work for me. The call was handled efficiently and in a professional manner - pertinent questions being asked. Mr Porter promptly returned my call. Again, a profession and understanding manner with relevant questions being asked. Mr Porter suggested the best course of action I should take. I was very grateful for his advice. I had been experiencing great anxiety regarding the subject, but Mr Porter quickly allayed my fears. The matter has now been resolved successfully.