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

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

We were very pleased with everything your staff did on our behalf. May we single out Cassie and Kari for their excellent attention they gave us at all times. They must be very valued members of your staff.

Mr & Mrs S Sutton - Oldham

During COVID 19 we were pleased how it was dealt with, thanks to Danielle for her help and consideration.

Mr & Mrs D Holmes - Oldham

Vinesh and Cassie were excellent!

Mr & Mrs S Morgan - Wilmslow

Wonderful service. Cassie was excellent!

Mr G Ainley & Ms L Joyce

Just like to say how professional Ms. Judge was. We were a little apprehensive at first, having no experience of solicitors. She was very helpful and knowledgeable, putting us at ease and being very helpful and friendly. Very good at her job, first rate!

Mr & Mrs S J Sinclair - Oldham

Considering we were dealing with Wills during COVID I thought North Ainley responded in an appropriate manner regarding Government Guidelines.

Mr & Mrs D I Cockcroft - Oldham

I had the pleasure of speaking to Cassie as the property I was buying had a few issues.  Cassie was absolutely brilliant, professional all through the process. Excellent work. Thank you.

Mrs S McLeod - Oldham

Fantastic service, particularly given the Coronavirus situation. Many thanks to Cassie.

Mrs S H Taylor - Oldham

Great service provided by Jill Gregory despite COVID 19 restrictions.

Miss S Abbey & Miss S Turner - Ashton Under Lyne

Thank you and your colleagues for your help with this difficult piece of business.

Mr M A Howard - Hyde

All the staff at North Ainley were very professional and incredibly efficient during my house sale. Special thank you to Kirsty who's problem-solving skills helped complete the sale in spite of the global pandemic happening around us! Thank you.

Mrs K Deam - Oldham

Zoe Ashton dealt with the matter honestly, openly and everything was made clear. Gave a feeling of satisfaction and knowing it was sorted out for the future. Thank you so much.

Mr & Mrs D G Atkinson - Oldham

Special thanks to Cassie.

Mr & Mrs J Schofield - Preston

The service provided in these difficult times was excellent. I have no complaints whatsoever.

Mrs E D Wood - Oldham

Thank you Vinesh & Cassie.

Mr A D Latham & Miss G R Milligan

Thanks for all your help Jill.

Miss C Hodgson - Manchester

Michelle Gordon who dealt with the sale of my property was excellent, extremely helpful and very polite. I would certainly recommend Michelle.

Mr P Newman - Oldham