Solicitors in Stafford

Pickering & Butters Solicitors
19 Greengate Street
ST16 2LU
United Kingdom

Telephone: 01785 603060

Fax: 01785 607500

DX: 14551 Stafford 1

Opening Times

Monday 08:30 - 17:00

Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00

Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00

Thursday 08:30 - 17:00

Friday 08:30 - 17:00

Pickering & Butters was founded over a century ago in 1890, making us one of Staffordshire’s longest established legal firms.  

Our solicitors in Stafford offer a diverse range of legal services and are committed to meeting a wide range of client’s needs. Along with their legal expertise, our solicitors ensure you receive the best possible legal service. As a progressive firm, we are moving with the times and have invested heavily in technology to ensure we can continue to provide a high-quality service for you.  

Having been part of the Staffordshire community for generations, it’s important that we support the community and are always keen to give back in any way we can. Amongst several other organisations, we are proud sponsors of Milford Hall Cricket Club and have two of our team as active members of the Stafford & District Round Table who raise thousands each year for local charities.  We are also proud supported of Katharine House Hospice and are one of their Business Buddies. 


Our solicitors in Stafford are based at 19 Greengate Street, close to NatWest bank and Superdrug.  Stafford railway station is a short 6-minute walk away from our offices, with car parking available close by at Guildhall Centre Car Park or the new Waterfront Multi-storey Car Park.

Our Legal Services in Stafford

Services for Businesses

Agriculture Law for Businesses

We understand the pressures faced in the farming industry and do all that we can to ensure that when it comes to legal matters, we take away any additional pressure. Our dedicated agricultural experts not only understand agricultural law, they also understand your industry and speak your language.

Business & Commercial Law

Our commercial solicitors in Stafford can provide seasoned advice on starting and growing a business, helping you to build the legal framework for long-term success while ensuring you comply with all relevant regulations.

Commercial Property Law

We can provide carefully tailored advice for anyone dealing with commercial property, including business owners, property developers and investors.

Commercial Litigation

Unfortunately, disputes have become part and parcel of business life, from minor day-to-day matters to significant problems. Our solicitors provide a comprehensive service and ensure that along with their expert advice, a solution is sought as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Employment Law for Businesses

Our employment lawyers in Stafford regularly advise a wide range of employers of all sizes and across various sectors on what they need to do to effectively manage their workforce while complying with UK employment law.

Franchising Law

We advise both franchisors and franchisees on every aspect of the franchising process, including drafting and reviewing franchise contracts and resolving franchise disputes.

Public Services Law

Our commercial law team advise businesses on a range of issues involving in dealing with local authorities and government departments, helping to protect your business while facilitating your commercial strategy.

Services for Individuals

Agricultural Law for Individuals

Our agricultural lawyers in Stafford advise individuals working in the agricultural industry on a wide range of issues, including relating to employment, agricultural tenancies and estate planning.

Family Law

Our Stafford family lawyers can help you deal with all areas of family law, including divorce and separation. We aim to provide a sympathetic yet practical service to protect your interests and those of your loved ones. We use alternative dispute resolution and collaborative law techniques whenever circumstances allow.

Wills, Trusts & Probate

Whether your situation is straightforward or highly complex, our honest and understanding professionals will provide guidance in what can sometimes be a difficult situation. We are always ready to help with our expert knowledge and experience to make things easier for you. We can help you to set up a trust, write a will, set up a Lasting Power of Attorney, Grant of Probate or Contested Probate. We can also give guidance on all matters relating to estate administration or executorship.

Employment Law for Employees

We advise employees on various contentious and non-contentious areas of employment law, including reviewing contracts of employment and director’s service agreements, as well as issues such as terminations, redundancy, settlement agreements and Employment Tribunal claims.

Personal Injury Claims

Dealing with life after personal injury can be difficult, which is why you will need expert advice when it comes to ensuring you receive the best care following your accident.  Providing you have suffered a non-fault injury, along with the compensation you receive our solicitors will ensure that you get the rehabilitation and specialist medical treatment you deserve following your injury.

Medical Negligence Claims

Our specialist medical negligence claims team provide a compassionate and highly effective service for anyone who has been injured as a result of clinical errors. We have a strong track record of resolving claims out of court, making things easier, faster and less costly for you.

Dispute Resolution

We help individuals to deal with a wide range of personal conflicts, including over issues such as inheritance, contracts, debt recovery and tenancies. With strong expertise in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) we can typically resolve most disputes out of court.


Our Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) accredited residential property solicitors in Stafford can provide efficient, reliable legal support for buying and selling your home, remortgaging, transfer of ownership and all other property transactions.

Useful Resources in Stafford

Here are some links that you may find of use when visiting Stafford:

Stafford Borough Council

The historic town of Stafford is a great place to work, live, and visit. Rich in history and heritage with outstanding architecture if you have not visited before, it should definitely be on the list! Stafford Town Council provide useful information relating to the community, environment, health and social care and many other aspects involving the town, including advice for businesses.

Citizens Advice

Here you can find further information on how Citizens Advice can help you, along with volunteering opportunities, contact details of your local branch and opening hours.

Stafford Town Centre Map

Here you can find all the local retailers and shops in Stafford.