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

Always pleased with Zoë and all who dealt with us in recent house move.

Mr & Mrs R L Selby - Oldham

Friendly, professional service provided throughout. I most personally thank Cassie for very helpful and prompt service.

Mr & Mrs H Panchani - Oldham

Always dealt with North Ainley. Found them to be an honest Firm with high principles and friendly professionals.

Mr P Stoddard - Oldham

Jil was excellent. I would definitely use her service again and recommend her. She was calm under pressure, gave good information, pushed back to Vendors. Came up with a good alternative to an easement indemnity. Clearly very experienced and confident in her work.

Mr & Mrs A Sharp - Oldham

Zoë and her staff are brilliant.

Ms L McCoy - Oldham

I found Jenny very helpful when setting up a Deed of Trust, communication throughout the whole process was prompt and clear.

Mr C Stanton & Miss E Pulman - Leeds

Once again Cassie was great in dealing with all aspects of the transactions, can't thank her enough.

Mr O Hope - Oldham

Everything was fine. Nice friendly people to deal with and all worries were soon gone once we sat down to chat. Thanks.

Mr A & Mrs T Eden - Manchester

It wasn't easy the process through COVID but I can't thank you guys enough for all your help. You guys were so helpful and treated everything so professionally. Special shout out to Cassie! She was amazing. Absolute credit to you guys.

Miss E Farrelly - Oldham

Great service throughout. Thanks Danielle.

Mrs K Donnellan - Oldham

Good service. Very helpful and relaxed atmosphere. Writing a Will is a daunting prospect and was made very easy.

Mr & Mrs M Fleming - Oldham

Having received excellent service when arranging our will, we felt assured that we would receive the same level of service when planning a recent sale and purchase of our dream home. We were not disappointed. The professionalism, knowledge and timeliness of the conveyancing could not have been better. Thanks Jill and Team, much appreciated and highly recommended!

Mr & Mrs F Collins - Oldham

Danielle is very friendly and helpful and sorted our Wills with ease.

Miss L W Drury & Mr C M Oliver - Oldham

It's a difficult time for us all, yet I felt every aspect of the issue was dealt with very well. Thanks.

Mr G N Howarth - Oldham

We spoke to Cassie on a number of occasions and she always explained everything really well. We found her approachable and friendly and didn't speak to us in legal terms, making it easy to understand. We have already recommended you to a friend.

Mr & Mrs J Gilligan - Oldham

Having dealt with North Ainley before for my re-mortgage I found them always helpful and understanding during my purchase transaction as well. I will be using them in the near future as well.

Mr M Shaikh - Bolton

Thank you so much to both Sheridan and Michelle for making this process as easy and pleasant as possible. We are so happy with how everything has gone. All the best.

Mr J R Abbott & Miss N J Slater - Oldham

The professionalism of Jill Gregory was evident throughout the whole process. Jill's efficiency and quick responses to my questions/queries were excellent and gave me the confidence with my first house purchase. Thank you.

Mrs M Pearce - Isleworth

A courteous and helpful service.

Mrs E A Hibbert - Oldham

Cassie, you're a star! Thanks for all your help as ever.

Mr & Mrs M Brooke - Oldham