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Butcher & Barlow LLP

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20506 BURY

Jonathan Aldersley

Work 01606 334309
Butcher & Barlow LLP

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial


Equity Partner, Head of Corporate & Commercial and Notary Public


Trained at Butcher & Barlow; Qualified in 2000; Partner in 2001; Equity in 2007


Notaries Society


Sheffield Hallam University followed by the University of Law, Chester


Football, cricket, running and cycling

North West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Elsewhere in the North West

Within: Corporate and commercial: Elsewhere in the North West

Butcher & Barlow LLP’s corporate and commercial team is based across its Gadbrook Park, Northwich and Bury offices, offering sector expertise across the care home, healthcare and the brewery industries. Highlights included advising Cartridge People on a marketplace agreement for online sales; acting for Aston Financial on a share restructuring and finance transaction; and assisting Permavoid with a commercial agreement. Jonathan Aldersley, James Hodgson and Justin Kelly are key figures in the department.

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North West: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Agriculture and estates

Butcher & Barlow LLP’s practice is headed by Mike Bracegirdle and includes the ‘excellentJonathan Aldersley, who has particular expertise in company formations/shareholders agreements for farmers. The team has built up a reputation for its work advising landowners on the sale of agricultural land for residential development in Cheshire East and has a specialist team that deals with the full spectrum of agricultural matters, from farm and estate succession planning to rights agreements relating to mineral extraction. The group is also adept at advising on other issues that affect agricultural property, such as restrictive covenants and clawbacks.

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