The Legal 500 2021

We’re delighted to announce that Butcher & Barlow have been featured in the prestigious Legal 500 law guide for the fourth year running.

Published annually, the guide highlights law firms’ and individuals’ achievements over the past 12 months with firms and individuals included purely on merit after a meticulous research process.

The Firm have been recommended for the legal services provided in eight practice areas, including a Top Tier ranking. A total of 15 lawyers are also mentioned by name, commenting on their standout contribution to respective practice areas with three receiving the top accolades of Leading Individual, Next Generation Partner and Rising Star.

Mike Bracegirdle has again been named as a Leading Individual and his department has also been recognised as being in the Top Tier for their practice area – Agriculture & Estates

Mike said: “This is an outstanding effort by the whole team and I’m extremely proud of what we’ve achieved. We demand an extremely high standard form all our team, and each and every person has gone above and beyond for our clients.

“We are proud that their work and their commitment has been recognised in this way.”

Zoë Paton-Crockett, Head of Commercial Property, was recognised as a Next Generation Partner, and James Holton, Property Litigation, was recognised as a Rising Star.

This year sees an improvement in the rankings in several service areas, and a new entry into the listings for one service area – Family.

The Firm would like to congratulate all our Solicitors who received personal recommendations and to those working in the teams listed. Each and every person working at Butcher & Barlow plays a part in contributing to our ongoing success and we are proud that their work and commitment has been recognised by their clients, professional contacts and peers.


From left to right: Zoë Paton-Crockett, James Holton and Mike Bracegirdle,