The best of both

Lancashire Life - - TOP SCHOOLS -

Butcher & Bar­low are big enough to cope with a broad range of de­mands

yet small enough not to lose the per­sonal touch

Es­tab­lished in Bury in 1887, the law firm of Butcher & Bar­low has been pro­vid­ing expert le­gal ser­vices to the peo­ple of Bury and the sur­round­ing area for over 130 years. Al­though the Firm’s roots are on the high street, Butcher & Bar­low have al­ways had a strong commercial client base and have a ded­i­cated commercial and agri­cul­tural of­fice ser­vic­ing their Cheshire based clients in North­wich.

Over the 130 years since the Firm was es­tab­lished, it has evolved and grown but the Firm’s long­stand­ing rep­u­ta­tion is a tes­ta­ment to the qual­ity of ser­vice pro­vided to their clients.

The Firm’s head of­fice in Bury pro­vides busi­ness law, commercial prop­erty law and agri­cul­tural law ser­vices to Lan­cashire based clients.

Part­ner James Hodgson spe­cialises in Busi­ness Law and Commercial Prop­erty, as well as be­ing able to as­sist ru­ral clients with agri­cul­tural law mat­ters. Butcher & Bar­low are com­mit­ted to a holis­tic approach to le­gal ser­vices

and this is ev­i­denced in the way that James takes time to un­der­stand his clients, their val­ues and their ul­ti­mate goals. This en­ables James to find so­lu­tions that best match the client as op­posed to a one shoe fits all approach.

James works closely with the rest of the Agri­cul­ture team and Commercial team to en­sure that his clients re­ceive the top level, spe­cial­ist ad­vise that they have come to ex­pect from the Firm.

James re­cently acted in con­nec­tion with the sale of a large acreage of graz­ing land. Time was taken prior to a sale be­ing agreed to work with the client and their agri­cul­tural agent to find the best struc­ture for the trans­ac­tions – sell as one plot, or sub­di­vide? Should there be an over­age on the land? James also un­der­took a thor­ough re­view of the ti­tle to the land, tak­ing time to ad­dress any po­ten­tial is­sues and make sure all the doc­u­ments re­ferred to were avail­able. Miss­ing doc­u­ments were lo­cated and bound­ary is­sues re­solved prior to the land be­ing of­fered for sale so as to pre­vent any com­pli­ca­tions and de­lays fur­ther down the line.

Work­ing along side James at the Bury Of­fice is An­thony Higham. An­thony is a lit­i­ga­tion spe­cial­ist and has ex­per­tise in commercial and prop­erty lit­i­ga­tion. Un­for­tu­nately, dis­agree­ments and prob­lems crop up far too often in busi­ness and Butcher & Bar­low ap­pre­ci­ates that get­ting caught up in commercial lit­i­ga­tion can soon put a real strain on both man­age­ment time and re­sources. An­thony had a wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence in re­solv­ing dis­putes both large and small and will pro­vide le­gal ad­vice that is both prac­ti­cal and cost ef­fec­tive. An­thony and James often work to­gether on land and prop­erty dis­pute. Look­ing at a prob­lem from two an­gles – trans­ac­tional and liti­gious - en­sures all prob­lems and po­ten­tial pit­falls are cov­ered off.

With 10 of­fices across Cheshire and Lan­cashire, and with over 160 staff, Butcher & Bar­low are big enough to cope with the re­quire­ments of all man­ner of clients across a broad range of ser­vices but small enough not to for­get that the per­sonal touch and at­ten­tion to de­tail is what sets the Firm apart from oth­ers.

James and An­thony can be con­tacted at the Butcher & Bar­low Bury of­fice on 0161 764 4062 or email jhodg­[email protected]­low.co.uk or [email protected]­low.co.uk.

James Hodgson, Busi­ness Law and Commercial Prop­erty spe­cial­ist

An­thony Higham, lit­i­ga­tion spe­cial­ist

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