Justin Kelly

Partner & Notary Public

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I am a partner at Butcher and Barlow and both a practising Solicitor and Notary Public.

I graduated from University in 1998 having obtained a first class honours degree in Law and then attended the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Chester before joining Butcher and Barlow as a trainee solicitor over 20 years ago.

Although practising as an employment lawyer for much of my working life, I became increasingly involved in matters being dealt with by our Corporate & Commercial Team and developed an additional specialism in corporate practice. In recent years,  I have been leading on many high-value transactions including multi-million-pound acquisitions and disposals.

As the recently appointed Head of Corporate & Commercial at the Firm, I regularly deal with both asset sales and purchases, share sales and purchases and general commercial contracts whilst retaining a keen interest in and overall responsibility for the employment work given my substantial experience in that field.

In my employment practice, I am regularly instructed by clients ranging from very small/start-up companies to HR departments of multinational companies including companies whose parent offices are in the US, China and the Netherlands.

I have recently moved my primary office to the dedicated commercial and agricultural office at Gadbrook Park in Northwich but retain an office in Bramhall where I continue to meet the clients I have built relationships within the Stockport area for many years.

I am a member of the Employment lawyers association and also the Notaries Society. As a Notary, I authenticate facts and documents for international transactions acting for individuals through to multi-national PLC’s with overseas offices.

Outside of my work, my time is primarily engaged with my family including a young son and a teenage daughter and so much of my time is spent acting as a taxi service to various clubs and events. I am a long-suffering Manchester United supporter hoping for better days!


Specialist Areas

Commercial Property
Commercial Property
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Corporate & Commercial
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Employment Law & HR
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