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

Contested Probate

Medical Negligence

Personal Dispute Resolution

Personal Injury


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What our clients say about Greg

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.


My experience with Butcher & Barlow has been fantastic. Right from the time I approached them with details of my accident and injury to the time I received my compensation, the whole process was very smooth and transparent at each stage. Greg Porter, Partner at Butcher & Barlow who handled my case was extremely co-operative and helpful all the time with all communications and he was always available to clarify even the small details. I would definitely recommend Butcher & Barlow for all your legal needs.

Lalita Sivakumar

Greg has been a consummate professional at all times and I would like to express my gratitude. His tenacity and expert skills have been very much appreciated in bringing a longstanding case to a satisfactory conclusion and negotiating a good and fair settlement. He always kept me informed and offered sound sensible advice in how best to proceed. I would have no hesitation in recommending Greg’s skills as a personal injury lawyer.