Leading North West Law Firm, Butcher & Barlow, has been shortlisted for the Law Society’s prestigious Excellence Awards 2019, the highest accolade for law firms in England and Wales.
Butcher & Barlow has been shortlisted in the Excellence in Business Development category.
The Firm, which has 10 offices across the North West, opened a dedicated commercial and agricultural office in 2014 to adapt to the changing needs of their commercial clients. Clients which may previously have had to be referred to a city centre practice are able to be serviced by Butcher & Barlow at a lower cost and with a more personal approach.
Jonathan Aldersley, Partner at the Firm’s dedicated commercial and agricultural office on Gadbrook Park, Cheshire said;
‘We are delighted to be nominated in the category of Excellence in Business Development. We opened our dedicated commercial office in 2014 to both consolidate and expand the Firm’s commercial services and enable collaborative working between the commercial departments. Over the past 5 years we have worked hard to create a commercial function which matches those of city practices, whilst maintaining the personable and approachable attitude the firm has been known for since it beginnings in Bury, Lancashire in 1887. We are pleased that our commitment to adapt and change in line with our clients needs has been recognised in this shortlisting.’
More recently, the Firm has begun to further invest in technology to allow Solicitors across the practice to share knowledge, precedents and expertise and to support each other and their clients regardless of their location. The collaborative working model means that the Firm has the resources to continue to act for commercial clients as they grow, ensuring that clients have peace of mind that their legal needs are in safe hand.
Law Society president Simon Davis said: “There are more than 140,000 solicitors in England and Wales – to be shortlisted for an Excellence Award is to be recognised as among the very best of the profession.
“The Firms and Solicitors shortlisted should be commended for going above and beyond to support their clients, often navigating tricky and sometimes contentious areas of the law.
“With the justice system so under strain, we should take this opportunity to celebrate the incredible work solicitors do day-in and day-out – and to recognise the immense contribution they make to our society.”
Butcher & Barlow was established in 1887 and since then the Firm has evolved and grown but the longstanding reputation of Butcher & Barlow is a testament to the quality of service provided to their clients. The Firm’s commercial department has gained a reputation across the North West region for their detailed knowledge, attention to detail and superb communication skills.
With 10 offices across Cheshire and Lancashire, and with over 150 staff, Butcher & Barlow are large enough to cope with the requirements of all manner of clients across a broad range of services but the perfect size to be able to offer that personal touch and attention to detail which sets the Firm apart from others in the profession.
Winners are announced at the Law Society’s Excellence Awards ceremony in London on 23 October 2019.