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

Residential Property


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What our clients say about Joanne

Joanne has dealt with all my property sales and purchases for many years. She is exceptionally responsive, completely reliable, always completes the task in hand with professionalism and is honest and realistic in her approach. A credit to the practice.


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.

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

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!