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BUTTERWORTHS SOLICITORS

The hard-working law firm for families and businesses.

Welcome to Butterworths Solicitors

We work hard to look after you – not just when you come to us with a particular case, but in a wider way more proactive way, and for the long term.

LEGAL SERVICES FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

Life can be difficult and stressful at times. Find out what services we offer to help you and your family in your time of need.

LEGAL SERVICES FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
LEGAL SERVICES FOR BUSINESS

Running a business brings challenges. Big or small we are here to help so these challenges don’t slow you down.

LEGAL SERVICES FOR BUSINESS

LEGAL SERVICES FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

FAMILY LAW

– Children and contact issues
– Dissolution of civil partnerships
– Divorce and separation agreements
– Pre and Post-Nuptial agreements

We understand that matrimonial and family matters deeply affect everyone involved which is why we handle matters in a sensitive, professional and constructive manner.
Our family solicitors core service is to make sure our clients are fully informed at every stage to help you make the right choices for you and your family.

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PERSONAL INJURY AND CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE

We can’t change what happened. We can change what happens next.

If you have experienced a form of personal injury or medical negligence that wasn’t your fault, we understand the impact it can have on all aspects of your life. Coping with the pain, worry about loss of earnings and having to take time off work to recover can take its toll both physically and emotionally.

We will fully advise you on the funding options available for your claim and in the vast majority of claims can offer to conduct the work on a “no win no fee” basis under a conditional fee agreement.

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CONVEYANCING

– Residential conveyancing
– Auction conveyancing
– Remortgage and transfer of equity
– Buy to let

A house or a flat, your home or an investment. We’ll get matters moving.

Buying and selling property can be one of the most stressful times in your life. Whether you are a home mover or a first time buyer, remortgaging or using an auction house, Butterworths Solicitors have a dedicated, first-class team who will guide you through the process to ensure things are handled as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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WILLS, POWER OF ATTORNEY AND TRUSTS

– Making and amending a Will
– Lasting power of attorney
– Trusts & tax planning
– Court of Protection applications

Planning for your future can be a difficult and upsetting exercise; at Butterworths, we aim to make the process straightforward and hassle free.

The private client team can give you advice regarding the preparation of your Will, whether this is straightforward or of a more complex nature.

Perhaps you want to consider preparing a lasting power of attorney, to ensure someone you trust can make decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so. We can also assist when someone lacks capacity but has not made a power of attorney, and an application is required to the Court of Protection.

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PROBATE

– Probate & administration of estates
– Challenging a Will

We can provide help and guidance when a friend or loved one dies and can guide you through the process of administering an estate, with as much or as little assistance as you require. Sometimes it is not always clear who is entitled to deal with an estate, and we can help establish whether a Will exists. If no Will has been made, we can assist with the appointment of administrators to ensure the estate is dealt with correctly.

Unfortunately, when someone dies, things are not always problem free; if you feel you have not benefitted from the estate of a loved one in the way you should, or if you believe an estate has been administered incorrectly, or that a Will has been made fraudulently, or under undue influence, our team can provide the advice you need.

Whatever your query, contact one of our team for helpful, sympathetic advice.

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CIVIL LITIGATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Our litigation experts are here to help. We will provide you with clear advice and helpful guidance in terms of your legal position and what can be done to resolve the situation as quickly and as cost-effectively as possible.

We can help with;

-Boundary, neighbour and property disputes
– Landlord and tenant disputes
– Debt recovery
– Breach of contract
– Professional negligence
– Inheritance Act claims
– Insurance disputes
– Motor Finance mis-selling
– Payday Loan mis-selling
– Cavity Wall insulation claims
– Delayed, Cancelled and Denied Boarding Flight claims

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SERVICES FOR BUSINESS

Our corporate and commercial team discreetly handles the businesses affairs of a variety of businesses from small owner managed business to larger more complex businesses, each receiving a personal and highly attentive level of service.

BUSINESS, PORTFOLIO AND CORPORATE SALES

Our process-driven approach helps us to drive transactions, meeting even the most rigorous of deadlines with key stage reporting built in as standard.

Our service is flexible and dynamic and we can design bespoke processes or fit in with our clients’ own internal operational requirements.

We are experienced in both asset sales and share sales. We also have a strong background in the sale of distressed businesses. We have advised clients in many diverse sectors.

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DEBY RECOVERY

At Butterworths Solicitors we are very much aware of the importance to any business of a good cashflow position. We take it very seriously therefore when a client of ours is not paid for goods or services that they have supplied.

We have designed a solution that we offer to our clients that are in this position. That solution is our “Heavy Duty” Debt Recovery service.

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DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Our litigation experts will provide you with clear advice and helpful guidance in terms of your legal position and what can be done to resolve the situation as quickly, cost-effectively, and in as conciliatory a manner as possible.

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY AND LEASES

Our client portfolio is diverse and we work across a broad range of sectors.

We are the supplier of choice for both local business and large national corporations alike and are known for our no-nonsense commercial approach for driving through our clients property transactions.

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EMPOLYMENT LAW

Our experts have significant experience of advising and representing Employers and Employees at Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal Hearings.
Our advice is solid, pragmatic and always business focused.
We can help with:
• Constructive Dismissal
• Discrimination because of Age, Disability, Race, Religion, Sex/Sexual Orientation
• TUPE
• Unfair Dismissal/Unfair Constructive Dismissal/Unfair Redundancy
• Breach of Contract/ Unilateral Variation of Contract/Unlawful Deduction from Wages
• Settlement Agreements

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CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL SERVICES

Our corporate and commercial team discreetly handles the business affairs of a variety of business from small owner managed business to larger more complex businesses, each receiving a personal and highly attentive level of service.

We can help with:

• Corporate Finance
• Management Buy Ins/Outs
• Shareholder Agreements
• Partnership Agreements
• New Business Set Ups
• Company Restructures

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DEVELOPMENT LAND AND PLOT SALES

We offer a holistic service right from acquisition to disposal. Our no-nonsense approach means we are able to offer our developer clients sensible commercially focussed advice to support their land acquisitions. We are experienced in small and large scale developments alike.

We can offer a dedicated plot sales service via our corporate sales team. Our process-driven approach helps us to drive transactions, meeting even the most rigorous of deadlines, with key stage reporting built in as standard. Our service is flexible and dynamic and we can design bespoke processes or fit in with our clients own internal operational requirements.

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Meet the Partners

Tony Butterworth

MANAGING PARTNER

Admitted as a solicitor in 1987, Tony founded the firm that bears his name, and now takes primary responsibility for business development.

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John Cook

PARTNER; COMMERCIAL AND CORPORATE

John is a partner in the firm and a Chartered Legal Executive with over 20 years of post-qualification experience (10 of which were spent working in some of the largest law firms in the UK) in corporate and commercial property matters.

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Jonathan Ditchburn

PARTNER, PERSONAL INJURY

Jonathan obtained a Law Degree from Sheffield Hallam University and completed the Legal Practice Court at Sheffield University before qualifying as a solicitor in 1998.

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Andrew Kirkpatrick

PARTNER, PERSONAL INJURY

Andrew qualified as a solicitor in 1988 after studying at Liverpool University and the College of Law in Guildford. Coming from a large medical family, he moved into the field of personal injury immediately upon qualification.

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Dave Mitchell

PARTNER; CONVEYANCING

Dave is the new build team Leader and has over 20 years’ experience in residential conveyancing work, specialising in new build purchases.

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Our offices

Established in 1993 with a single office in Carlisle, the firm has evolved and has six regional offices covering County Durham, Cumbria, Fylde Coast, Tyne and Wear and West Yorkshire.

Our offices are in Blackpool, Carlisle , Gateshead, Hebden Bridge, and Penrith

Head Office Address 

Address:

24 Lowther Street
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA3 8DA

Phone:

01228 59 39 39