Christian Butler


Christian has a wealth of experience in all aspects of family and matrimonial law.

Christian Butler
Specialises in:
Divorce & Family, Agriculture & Rural
Newcastle Office
0191 232 8345

Christian has a wealth of experience in all aspects of family and matrimonial law. Clients praise his sincere and empathetic yet practical, objective and constructive approach to their issues.

He is known for his fearless dedication to pursuing the best possible outcome for his clients, which has given him a worthy reputation.

Christian understands the difficulties and stresses of separation and divorce and recognises the importance of the advice he provides to his clients in assisting them to move forward with their lives and adapt to a new kind of family life.


  • Disputes arising from divorce and separation involving complex assets, companies, pensions and property portfolios
  • Acts for parents and wider family members in matters relating to arrangements for children
  • Expertise in pre and post nuptial agreements, emergency injunctions and protective orders
  • Disputes between cohabiting parties

Awards, memberships & accolades

  • Member of Resolution
  • Chair of the Young Resolution (YRES) Committee for Newcastle and the North East of England
  • Up and coming – Chambers 2023
  • Next generation partner – Legal 500 2023
  • Christian is listed as a Leading Lawyer by Wiselaw

Outside of the office
Christian loves spending time with his family and exploring the world.

Christian qualified in 2013.

I am so grateful for your constant understanding of my difficult situation and how professionally and sensitively you supported me though such stressful times. It has been a pleasure working with you. Thank you for all of your help.


We would like to thank Christian for all of his help - he was wonderful. We set him a difficult challenge coming so late into our case, but he took on board the difficulties that we had been facing and smoothly paved the way towards a positive outcome.


Thank you so much for all of your help, you have been wonderful helping me to get through this difficult time. I'm so relieved it's all over.


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‘Hay & Kilner’ and ‘Hay & Kilner Law Firm’ are both trading names of Hay & Kilner LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales with registered number OC418767. Our registered office is at The Lumen, St James' Boulevard, Newcastle Helix, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5BZ and we are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (Authorisation number 643191). We use the word ‘partner’ to refer to a member of Hay & Kilner LLP. A list of the members is available at our registered office.