Tim Bailey > Butcher & Barlow LLP > Northwich, England > Lawyer Profile

Butcher & Barlow LLP

Work Department

Wills, Tax, Trusts, Administration of Estates and Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection.


Partner and Head of the Wills, Tax, Trusts, Administration of Estates and Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection Department.


I completed my Training Contract at Knights Solicitors in Stoke-on-Trent and qualified on 1st September 2011.  I moved from Knights Solicitors in 2011 to Bowcock & Pursail LLP where I was appointed as an Assistant Solicitor within their Private Client Department and I continued to work there until July 2021.  I was made an Associate of this firm during my ten years with the firm.

I then joined Butcher & Barlow as a Partner in 2021




I am an Affiliate member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners.


I attended Lancaster University and completed my LLB in Law in 2007 and went on to complete my Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, Christleton, Chester which was completed in 2009.



I am married and have two children.


I enjoy walking, cycling and I am an avid football fan.  If time allows I like to tinker with my MK1 Ford Focus (my first car).

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Private client > Agriculture and estates

With a reach that extends across the North West and North Wales, Butcher & Barlow LLP advises landowners, tenant farmers, and landlords on all agriculture and landowning-related matters. The team has niche expertise advising on mineral leasing, the entry into promotion agreements, and on sales of land and compensation claims with HS2. Practice head Mike Bracegirdle leads on high-value agricultural property transactions and inheritance tax mitigation issues, Graham Gigg is a key contact regarding agricultural property, and Rebecca Jepson deals with granting options and promotion agreements. John Hyatt is also recommended. Tim Bailey joined from Bowcock & Pursaill in September 2021. He focuses on estates and succession planning.

North West > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate

Butcher & Barlow LLP is noted for its niche expertise in estate planning, inheritance tax mitigation, and related agricultural work for farmers, although the team also advises on the full spectrum of wills, estates, and tax matters. Practice head Christopher Hopkins specialises in trusts and long-term care planning. Mike Bracegirdle covers succession planning, while Philip Jennings and Samuel Dale are key contacts regarding Court of Protection work. Following solicitor Jessica Shore‘s departure in June 2021, the agricultural side of the practice was strengthened after Tim Bailey joined from Bowcock & Pursaill in September 2021.