Christopher Hopkins > Butcher & Barlow LLP > Bury, England > Lawyer Profile

Butcher & Barlow LLP
2 BANK STREET
BURY
BL9 0DL
England

Work Department

Private Client

Position

Equity Partner and Head of Private Client

Career

Trained at Butcher & Barlow; Qualified in 2006; Partner in 2010; Equity in 2013

Memberships

Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners

Education

LLB (Hons) 2;1; LPC (Commendation)
STEP Diploma in Trusts & Estates (England & Wales) Distinction

Leisure

Football, guitar and gym

Lawyer Rankings

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.