Natalie Dean

Assistant Solicitor


I am a Solicitor working in the Commercial Litigation department at Butcher & Barlow’s dedicated Commercial Office at Gadbrook Park, Northwich.

I have experience in acting for both businesses and individuals in the following areas:

  • Contract disputes;
  • Injunction applications;
  • Professional Negligence; and
  • Equine litigation.

Prior to working at Butcher & Barlow, I studied BSc (Hons) Equine Science at Reaseheath College, before studying the GDL part-time at the University of Law. I then went on to study the Legal Practice Course and joint Masters part-time at the University of Law, Chester which culminated in my qualification as a Solicitor in 2019.

I have a keen interest in the Equine industry having been involved in horses from a young age. This interest has provided me with first-hand experience of the industry through both my degree in Equine Science in addition to spending many years working as a freelance groom before I came into law. The disciplines I have worked in are polo, eventing and show jumping. I spent my gap year travelling to New Zealand working for top-level polo players.

My involvement in the Equine industry has provided me with many contacts within the industry as well as in-depth knowledge of how the industry works.

I myself have competed in numerous disciplines, however, my main focus is now on eventing; I spend most weekends in the summer period at events either competing or watching my sister’s horse who is currently competing at 5* level.

I have further interest and experience in the breeding side of the Equine industry and breed my own sports horses.

Outside of work I spend most of my time outdoors – far too much of this time is spent attempting to ride and compete my horses.

I also enjoy spending time with my two nieces and taking my dog, Crumble, for a walk around the Cheshire countryside.

Specialist Areas

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Commercial Dispute Resolution
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Personal Dispute Resolution
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Professional Negligence & Misconduct