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

I first met Anna Woolard at Maggies at The Royal Oldham Hospital. Making a Will is not always easy but I felt very relaxed. I then saw Anna in her office some weeks later as I had been hospital. All my instructions were carried out. Procedures and regultions was all explained to me and in a pleasant manner. I am very happy and if I ever need a solicitor I will contact Anna Woolard. The receptionist was very kind and caring too. Thank you.

Mr N Goodman - Manchester

We certainly would have not hesitation in recommedning North Ainley to anyone, as we found Michelle always to be so considerate and patient at all times.

Mr & Mrs M Davies - Manchester

Michelle was very helpful and knowledgeable. My Will was a very easy thing to sort.

Mrs S L Green - Macclesfield

We liked Michelle's easy explanation, plus her easy attitude. A credit to North Ainley.

Mr & Mrs I Turner - Oldham

Our solicitor was Michelle Chapman and in our opinion went above and beyond. She was professional, friendly and clear when explaining to us. Would highly recommend.

Mrs J Laycock - Oldham

All staff very good. Kirsty always returned our calls. Thank you very much. I have recommended my husband to use you for his business.

Mr D Curtis & Mrs C O'Leary - Oldham

Excellent service conducted in a very amicable and efficient manner. Thank you.

Mr & Mrs A Lockwood - Manchester

I would like to say thank you for your help when I was going through a difficult and emotional time.

Mrs M M Harrison - Rochdale

Very pleasant staff, helpful and polite.

Mrs J Ward - Rochdale

Sarah, Janine & Cassie were all super helpful with a very challenging move! They make sure things were followed up and kept me in the loop at every step. Thank you.

Miss E G Kirkbride - Oldham

Excellent friendly service. I was very grateful that the amendment to my Will was completed in a very short period of time and for the professionalism and friendliness of Michelle. Thank you.

Miss R E Ramsbottom - Oldham

Jenny was excellent with us.

Mr & Mrs S J Hough - Oldham

I am very satisfied with the work done by North Ainley whilst purchasing my apartment. Everyone was extremely helpful and explained everything in plain english, instead of jargon.

Mrs K B Ravenscroft - Oldham

Fantastic service.

Mr D F Clarke - Oldham

Excellent attention throughout. No improvement possible.

Mrs J Holt - Conwy

Anna was very helpful and clear in assisting me to update my Will and reassuringly swift in getting it done. She has a lovely, pleasant, professional style.

Mrs L Bennett - Oldham

To everyone concerned with the sale of both properties I have had excellent care and will do business with you again if I need anything.

Miss K Makinson - Oldham

Reception staff are amazing and Kirsty dealt with my case. I am really happy with the service and would recommend.

Miss S Carter - Manchester

We would like to show our hearfelt thanks and gratitude for your very professional efficient service from all members of your staff. The kindness shown was really appreciated. We couldn't have asked for better service when buying our property. Thank you.

Mr & Mrs B Webb - Oldham

Thank you, very much appreciated.

Miss H Clark - Oldham