Joanne Barton


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I am a solicitor working from the head office at Bank Street, Bury, and specialising in residential conveyancing.

After achieving a 2:1 LLB (Hons) and completing the Legal Practice Course at Manchester Metropolitan University, I commenced a Training Contract with Butcher & Barlow in January 2001 and qualified as a solicitor in March 2003, where I specialised in residential conveyancing and wills and probate until leaving to have my children in February 2010.

Having spent just over five years as a full-time mum, I returned to Butcher & Barlow in June 2015 as a residential conveyancing specialist and now practice purely in this area. In particular, I deal with:

  • Residential house and flat sales and purchases;
  • Leases;
  • New build properties;
  • Re-Mortgages;
  • Transfers of Equity;
  • Private Mortgages/Legal Charges;
  • Adverse Possession Claims;
  • Declarations of Trust relating to Property Ownership; and
  • Transfers of property following inheritance.

I believe in the personal touch and like to meet with clients personally, wherever possible, to take instructions and discuss queries and concerns during what can be the most valuable and stressful transaction a person undertakes.

My time outside work is invariably enjoyed with my young family and in those infrequent moments of free time, I enjoy playing the saxophone, reading and walking.

Specialist Areas

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Residential Property


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What our clients say


Kevan put me in touch with Joanne who provided me with great advice and professional assistance! I would recommend Butcher & Barlow LLP - Thank you Joanne and Kevan!

We thought Joanne was excellent across all three of our transactions. Fantastic service.

I am more than happy with the service. It was excellent, prompt and Joanne is very professional. She quickly responds to any queries or telephone calls. The service provided by her was exceptional and faultless. Thank you.

I had the pleasure of being supported every step of the way by Joanne. She was incredible in being constantly in touch about my first home purchase, even managing to achieve it to a deadline. I give my utmost thanks and appreciation to all that she did for myself and partner to get us in our home. The best first experience I could of hope for .

Joanne provided an excellent service and kept us informed throughout the process.

This is my second time using Joanne and I can't praise her enough. Great communication and very helpful.

Maxine Fox

Thanks for all your amazing work we have been recommending you to others for your professionalism and kindness.

Celeste Forester

I can't say thank you enough for all your advice, kindness and patience through the sale process.

We all know moving house is one of the most stressful times we go through in life. It was reassuring to know that Butcher & Barlow in particular Joanne Barton handled our account in a professional and friendly manner. Thank you.

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for all of your help with our recent house sale. Ever professional but also friendly and approachable - your dedication and perseverance was invaluable.

Just a note to thank you so much for your efforts in my three house transactions over the last couple of years. I'm very grateful for and impressed by your professionalism in all three, as well as your advice and recommendations for action. I'm very impressed in general by Butcher & Barlow.

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your work towards making my dream home come true!
It goes without saying, that should I move again, I would be more that happy to use your services.

Just writing to say a massive thank you for all your help in securing us the purchase of our first home.
I will most definitely recommend you to family and friends.

Chris and Joanne handled my business, they were both very professional and efficient. Good that you get same day replies. I would recommend Butcher & Barlow to anyone.

Joanne was always available for advice and responded very quickly to any queries I had. Excellent service.

I cannot thank you enough for the services that you have rendered on my behalf. I am so grateful for your passion, dedication and professionalism.

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