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

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

You dealt with the updating of my will and I received excellent service with clear information. I would certainly recommend North Ainley Solicitors.

Mrs J Fagan - Oldham

Staff are so very friendly and polite. Dealt with my enquiry quickly and efficiently. Fabulous service from start to finish.

Mrs J Reilly - Oldham

Jenny was really helpful throughout the whole process.

Mrs K A Galloway - Ashton Under Lyne

I would like to thank Miss Kitchener for her very professional attention and helpfulness.

Mr J R Smith - Oldham

Very helpful throughout, always returned our phone calls and emails. Very clear and informed us regularly with our case.

Miss H E Doherty - Rochdale

Vinesh & Kirsty were always available and attentive. I cannot speak any higher of them both. To sum up, brilliant and well done.

Mr & Mrs G Torr - Oldham

Very friendly service. I have every confidence in you being my Solicitors. Many thanks.

Mrs K Gartside - Oldham

Thank you so much Anna for making the Will making and Power of Attorney process so straight forward.

Ms A M King - Oldham

Excellent service from start to finish.

Mr & Mrs R Broadgate - Lymm

First class service from Jill and team. Thank you.

Mr & Mrs M Scholes - York

Vinesh was great when things went wrong further down the chain, keeping me informed every step in a calm reassuring manner. Thanks again. 10 out of 10.

Mr & Mrs G Hoy - Bury

A very professional and reliable service. Thank you for providing us with such a high class service.

Mr & Mrs D Wharmby - Oldham

Thank you for dealing with the purchase of our property. A professional and reliable service. I would definitely recommend your service to others. My special thanks to Jill Gregory.

Mr & Mrs D Wharmby - Oldham

Really thankful for your patience and understanding and for answering all my questions.

Ms D Ward - Oldham

Excellent communication throughout which was very much appreciated.

Ms D Ward - Oldham

Pleasant, relaxing and most helpful. Impressed by the efficiency of the staff. Cannot suggest further improvement to the present set up.

Mr & Mrs P G Williamson - Cleveleys

Superb, friendly service from start to finish. Thank you for all your help at a difficult time.

Mrs V Ling - Rochdale

We were appreciative of the straight forward approach that Jennifer took while providing the Will writing service.

Mr N A Heys & Mr P K Rawcliffe - Oldham

Vinesh did a great job handling this property purchase.

Mr & Mrs M Rubens - Warwickshire