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

Vinesh did a great job handling this property purchase.

Mr & Mrs M Rubens - Warwickshire

Really liked the "Contract Ready" service. Very friendly, professional staff. Thank you Jill.

Mr J Starkey - Oldham

Amazing from beginning to end. Would highly recommend. Efficient every step of the way during a very stressful time. Would definitely use North Ainley for all legal assistance required in the future.

Mr A R Joshi & Ms N Bhatt - Stalybridge

Thank you for making our Will making a simple and quick process for time stricken parents.

Mr & Mrs A T Kirwan - Oldham

Particular thank you to Kirsty as well as Jill for all their help. As always, fantastic support.

Mr P K Rawcliffe & Mr C T Rawcliffe - Oldham

Jill and Kirsty were both really helpful and great to deal with. Would recommend and use again.

Miss L A Wood - Oldham

Very friendly service. I had every confidence in you.

Mrs K M Gartside - Oldham

This is the second time we have used North Ainley for legal matters and again found the service to be excellent. Thank you very much.

Mr & Mrs B Clarke - Oldham

Both myself and my partner Brian had talked about making a Will but put it off a couple of times. We agreed we should do it and to be honest I found it a bit daunting, not wanting to think about dying. Jennifer was lovely, she talked us through the process and made us feel totally at ease. Thank you so much.

Mr B Hill & Ms J Wilkes - Oldham

Having used your service over many years as did my parents for many years, the service has always been to a high quality and consistent. Jennifer has been extremely helpful not only to myself but also to friends who I recommended.

Miss D J Brown - Oldham

Thanks to everyone at North Ainley for your very efficient, friendly and expert service as always. Particular thanks to Cassie and Jill for their recent excellent service and help.

Mrs S Jagger - Oldham

Excellent as usual.

Mr S Hough - Oldham

It was a pleasure to meet the staff and resolve my issue in a very short space of time. I would recommend your services to family and friends.

Mrs D M Lyness - Oldham

Excellent service all around. To be in a position to exchange before the end of March when the process commenced in early January was great progress. Very attentive service throughout, emails responded to promptly. Both Jill and Kirsty were great to deal with, very professional and courteous. Our grateful thanks.

Mr & Mrs R Dornan - Stockport

The service provided, specifically by Vinesh Mistry and Cassie Stafford-Mycock, has been exceptional. Technical queries are responded to quickly and explained in layman's terms allowing clear understanding.

Mr & Mrs P Patel - Ashton Under Lyne

Excellent service. Thank you all.

Mrs H Smith - Ashton Under Lyne

Thank you for your comprehensive, professional service in preparing our Wills. We are both grateful for the considerate manner in which you advised us and answered our questions. We could not have wished for a better service.

Mr & Mrs A Seager - Rochdale

Excellent service from Jill and Kirsty throughout.

M & P Lets Limited - Oldham

Jill was amazing. I can't thank you enough.

Miss S L Anderson - Salford

Everything was fine and I would recommend you to anyone.

Mr E Woods - Rochdale