North Ainley Solicitors can trace their heritage in Oldham back for more than 100 years.

In fact, it is fair to say that we have been there to guide and advise in many of the most influential commercial and domestic occurrences in the town during this time.

The family tree of North Ainley Solicitors shows roots to one of the oldest legal practices in Oldham. It starts with The Wellock practice which dates back to the early part of the nineteen hundreds when Tom Wellock Senior, a local character and hard taskmaster, formed the firm and added it to his other business interests in the Town. He had two sons, Jack and Tom, who succeeded him and went on to run the highly successful general practice of T Wellock & Sons...

The story goes that when Jack’s wife had their first child, the telephone rang whilst they were in a business meeting with clients. When Jack announced the arrival, his father replied “there’s nothing clever in having children, get on with the meeting!”. There is still a strong work ethic in the firm although this is tempered with a sense of priorities!

The established practice of Rowbottom Son and Brewer was later acquired and the practice combined to become North Ainley in 1977. John Ainley and Brian North (the then local Coroner and partner with George E Mellor & Co) teamed up to take the practice forward. Various acquisitions and strategic alliances since that date, brings us to the strong team that is North Ainley Solicitors today.

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What our clients say

Great service especially during Covid.

Mr & Mrs M Barber - Stockport

Been with North Ainley for many years. Service is always excellent. Mrs J Gregory was wonderful.

Mr & Mrs K Sisodia - Oldham

North Ainley provided a first class reliable service. My house purchase was not straight forward but North Ainley dealt with the difficulties with the minimum of fuss and the maximum efficiency.

Prof R Davidson - Belfast

Given the difficulties presented by COVID and "remote working" I thought North Ainley's performance in achieving completion in 12 weeks was excellent. Thank you.

Mr & mrs F Middleton - Cheadle

Very very good service in a lockdown time. Both the house sale and the probate service was excellent.

Ms C Potter - Oldham

We could not fault the service we received from Jill and Kirsty in relation to both the sale and purchase. I would highly recommend North Ainley and if we require further legal assistance in the future, we know where to come.

Mr & Mrs L Oliver - Saddleworth

Jill Gregory and the team were and continue to be fantastic. First class service and will certainly be using your company again when the need arises.

Mr & Mrs M Scholes - Oldham

Jill has been amazing helping us through a very stressful time. We have, as a family, used Jill's professional services before and very likely to be using her again in the next twelve months. She is absolutely brilliant.

Mrs K Eplett - Oldham

Vinesh and team did an excellent job. Keep up the good work.

Morningside Properties Ltd - Ashton Under Lyne

Vinesh was a fantastic support all throughout the process and made what can be a challenging process much more 'enjoyable'. I would absolutely recommend Vinesh and North Ainley.

Mr M Forrest - Ashton Under Lyne

Special thanks to Jill Gregory. She was particularly helpful and approachable. Jill went above and beyond her role to ensure we completed our house purchase.

Mr S Hardy & Ms H Byron - Oldham

I had an excellent experience with North Ainley and will certainly use future conveyancing.

Mr S Callan - Newry

Kirsty was my day to day contact with the sale of my house and I cannot commend her enough. She was super efficient, professional and communicated with us regularly throughout the entire process.

Mr & Mrs A Brough - Oldham

Excellent service.

Mrs S Clegg - Oldham

Thank you very much.

Mr R & Mrs H H Thompson - Bacup

Jill Gregory was absolutely brilliant from my first phone call through to our (slightly rushed) completion. To do so and maintain such a high level of service with a very comforting manner throughout the pandemic was so very reassuring as first time buyers. Thank you.

Mr & Mrs W Chaloner - Kings Lynn

Very impressive - as usual!

Mr & Mrs J Broadbent - Oldham

The level of service I received from Vinesh and his team was outstanding. Thank you so much.

Mr & Mrs M F Smith - Sutton Coldfield

Service was particularly good when considering the COVID restrictions in place. Thank you.

Mrs H Armstrong - Oldham

Outstanding quality of service. Approachable and professional throughout. Friendly and extremely understanding. Very thankful to North Ainley Solicitors.

Ms S Bolton - Oldham