By: 2 July 2019
Bell & Buxton announces the passing of Mary Butler

Mary Butler, a leading light of the Sheffield legal scene, passed away on the evening of 30 June, Bell & Buxton has announced. Mary had battled cancer for the past few years.

The senior partner and head of contentious probate at Bell & Buxton was recognised as a leading lawyer in this field with more than 25 years of experience. She progressed this niche area of law and was a passionate advocate for the profession

The firm said in its announcement: “From her clients, to her colleagues and counterparts, Mary touched all of our lives and brought warmth, fortitude and tenacity to the Bell & Buxton family.”

“She was not just recognised as a brilliant legal mind in local circles, but nationally too, winning awards and accolades throughout her career. She always fought for what was right, and her moral compass was as strong as her faith. She will be much missed by friends and family alike.”

Fellow partner and long-time friend, Charles Neal, said: “Mary was a huge part of the Bell & Buxton family, and as sad as we are that she is gone, we are also equally grateful to have known her and considered her our friend, colleague, and mentor. She touched the lives of all that knew her and brought wisdom, humour and honesty with each encounter. Mike, Katharine, Edmund and the whole family are in our thoughts and prayers.”

Mary died peacefully at home with care, love, and support provided by her friends and family.

All enquiries should be directed to Charles Neal at Bell & Buxton. Please be respectful of the family’s wishes at this difficult time.