Kevan Hankinson

Kevan Hankinson


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I am a Solicitor specialising in all aspects of Family Law, including divorce and separation, financial remedies, and children’s cases.  I provide careful and tailored advice, whether in regards to negotiation and resolution, or advocacy before the court.

I qualified in 1998 and joined Butcher & Barlow as a result of the merger with Salt Veeder. I am a Partner in the Firm and the head of our Private Family Law Department. I am based in the Bury office.

I hold a number of accreditations, namely:

  • Resolution Accredited Specialist in Complex Financial Remedies and Children’s Law;
  • Member of the Law Society Advanced Family Panel with specific expertise in Children, Financial and Domestic Violence matters; and
  • Member of the Law Society Children Law Accreditation Scheme (Child Representative) as an expert in public and private children’s law cases and the representation of children and adult parties.

I have acted in a number of high net worth divorces and important children cases, including in the High Court and Court of Appeal and more specifically I acted for one of the parties in the leading case on Special Guardianship namely R : S (Adoption or Special Guardianship Order) [2007] 1 FLR 819 and for one of the parties in the recently reported Court of Appeal case Louise Tickle v Father & Ors [2023] EWHC 2446 (Fam).

My entry in the Legal 500 directory of leading solicitors describes me as “patient” and as having “excellent knowledge and experience” and I work always to provide sensible and practical advice in a friendly and approachable way.

I have a degree in English Literature and in my spare time I like to spend time with my family and enjoy walking in the hills locally and in the Lakes when I can get there.


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Kevan Hankinson is an effective and very competent Solicitor. His caseload is significantly complex and he is able to find the nuances in the evidence, which he uses to piece together an effective case for his client.

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I rang Butcher & Barlow for some legal advice. I spoke with Kevan Hankinson and he couldn't of been more helpful! I felt reassured and and well-informed. I would definitely use them if I were to take any further legal proceedings.