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Butcher Andrews is a Norfolk-based law firm delivering robust and client-focused legal solutions for individuals, companies, partnerships, charities and commercial and farming enterprises.

The firm: The firm was founded over 100 years ago. It has acquired a reputation for delivering high quality legal advice, tailored to the needs of the individual client, across the range of its services. The expertise and professional approach of its fee earners is equal to that of much larger firms, with the added advantage of cost-effectiveness and relevant local knowledge. It acts for clients throughout  East Anglia and further afield.

The firm is committed to providing a high standard of client care, clear advice and practical solutions. Many of its lawyers are recognised as leading practitioners in their fields and it is this recognition, combined with a strong focus on the needs of the client, that has contributed to its excellent reputation.

Types of work undertaken: Commercial property: Chris Hoxley and his team have experience in dealing with a wide range of transactions, including business asset sales and purchases, leases,  freehold acquisitions and disposals, site development work including building agreements, collateral warranties and infrastructure arrangements, and option agreements.

Agricultural property: Chris Hoxley advises on all aspects of agricultural law including the sale, purchase and lease of farms and farm buildings, and agricultural tenancies.

Family: the team, led by Adney Payne, advises on all aspects of family law, including prenuptial agreements, civil partnerships, cohabitation disputes, separation and divorce. Many of its cases involve complex financial agreements with corporate and international assets or difficult issues involving children and domestic violence.

Wills, trusts and probate: Simon Underwood and his team advise clients on tax planning and private wealth management. They have considerable experience advising on wills and trusts, and the administration of estates ranging from those with modest assets to multimillion-pound estates.

Residential property: the team, headed by Toni Potter, advises on all types of conveyancing transactions, including sale and purchase of residential property, mortgaging and re-mortgaging, buy to let, right to buy and transfers of equity.

Employment: the firm acts for both employee and employer clients on all matters, from construction of contracts, settlement agreements, TUPE issues, and discrimination, to disciplinary and grievance procedures. Where a dispute is not settled by early conciliation, Butcher Andrews represents both employers and employees in tribunal claims, from initial advice through to advocacy at a hearing.

Dispute resolution: the firm has specialists who can advise on personal injury, professional negligence, boundary and party wall disputes, adverse possession claims, contract and debt disputes, contested probate and landlord/tenant disputes. Where appropriate, the team advises on early settlement of disputes, which may involve formal mediation.

  • Number of UK partners: 6
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 8
  • Breakdown of work %

  • Property (domestic and commercial): 40
  • Wills and probate: 30
  • Litigation (including family and employment): 30

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