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

Jenny was brilliant in what was a very emotional and difficult time. Thank you.

Mrs M Matthews - Oldham

We were very pleased with how we were treated and everything was explained to us in a way we could understand. It was made very easy from the beginning to the final signings. Would like to take this opportunity to thank Zoë Ashton for looking after us so well and answering all our questions which put us both at ease.

Mr & mrs J King - Radcliffe

Just to say thank you to Jennifer for her polite, helpful and kind care in dealing with me.

Mr T M Wood - Stalybridge

Keep up the good work.

Mr & Mrs M J Dobson - Chester

I was very pleased with the service I received.

Mr & Mrs H B Swailes - Oldham

Excellent service and very professional. Very nice to talk to and happy to help.

Mr N Nixon - Oldham

Everything answered promptly. Felt very well looked after by everyone we came into contact with. Superb service.

Mr & Mrs B J Bibby - Ashton Under Lyne

Excellent service from the start to completion. It was not our first time using you and it certainly will not be the last. Highly recommended. Thank you.

Mr K Pringle, Mr D Pringle & Miss K Pringle - Manchester

Excellent service. Courteous Staff. Thank you to all.

Mrs S Fleming - Marsden

We were very happy with the way in which you conducted our business.

Mr & Mrs E Mellor - West Yorkshire

Thank you to Jennifer Kitchener who has been so helpful throughout this process. From beginning to end she would not have been more supportive.

Mrs J A Rainford - Oldham

Miss Wood has been my point of contact and is a credit to North Ainley. I would highly recommend her. Thank you very much.

Mr A Taylor - Dukinfield

Thank you to Cassie, she was amazing.

Mrs V Deans - Stockport

Excellent service. Thank you all.

Mrs H Smith - Ashton Under Lyne

Excellent service. Very helpful and courteous.

Mrs J Lewis - Oldham

Really helpful and friendly. The contracts were all signed in time for us moving. Thank you so much.

Mr D Fraser & Miss G Maines - Manchester

Thank you so much for the very prompt and friendly advice and service.

Mr L Richards - Oldham

Staff very helpful and courteous to me at a very difficult time. Thank you to everyone who was involved.

Mrs B Scholes - Oldham

Thanks to all concerned with a special mention to Cassie for all her help. There isn't any improvement to be considered. Very well done.

Mr C Pickering & Mrs J Holt - Oldham

From the initial engagement with Vinesh and team, the information and communication have enabled me to understand clearly the status and next steps. A huge thank you for the team for the help and support on completing the property purchase.

Mr A J Hepplestone - Cheadle