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

You sold a residential property for me. I am very happy with your service. All my contacts with professional staff were pleasant and friendly and costs were very reasonable.

Mr S Winterbottom - Oldham

Thank you for drawing up our new Wills. Thank you for the home visits. Very professional but friendly service.

Mr & Mrs I McInnes - Oldham

Good to know that affairs would be handled competently.

Mr N Barrow & Mr J Hodges - Oldham

This was not the first service you have provided. As always, very satisfactory. Excellent.

Mr R G Howarth - Oldham

Thank you for making all the arrangements to provide an updated Will. We found your service to be excellent and the whole matter was settled very quickly, which is very important so my wishes are recorded in a timely manner. We will certainly be recommending North Ainley.

Mrs M Killeen - Manchester

Superb service. Thank you so much Anna.

Miss A K Abbey - Oldham

The service that yourselves have provided throughout the sale of my grandmother's house has been excellent. I cannot thank Cassie and Sarah enough for making a very difficult time a whole lot easier and easier to manage. They provided excellent service throughout the whole process. Thank you.

Miss L M Haynes - Oldham

Friendly, efficient, responsive and caring. Great service.

Mr S Taylor - Kent

Anna and her friend were very friendly and kind. Thank you.

Mrs P Goddard - Oldham

Anna, thank you for handling this matter for Yvonne and myself.

Mr J Brown - Hyde

A very friendly yet professional team. Anna was wonderful. She didn't rush us and gave us good advice and time to think. Great service. She even visited my dad because he's 96 and can't really get out.

Ms Y D O'Rourke - Middlesex

Always ready to help and explain.

Mr S Loynton - Bacup

I used your free service through Maggies. Thank you for supporting Maggies in this way.

Mrs J L Tissington - Oldham

Jenny was brilliant in what was a very emotional and difficult time. Thank you.

Mrs M Matthews - Oldham

We were very pleased with how we were treated and everything was explained to us in a way we could understand. It was made very easy from the beginning to the final signings. Would like to take this opportunity to thank Zoë Ashton for looking after us so well and answering all our questions which put us both at ease.

Mr & mrs J King - Radcliffe

Just to say thank you to Jennifer for her polite, helpful and kind care in dealing with me.

Mr T M Wood - Stalybridge

Keep up the good work.

Mr & Mrs M J Dobson - Chester

I was very pleased with the service I received.

Mr & Mrs H B Swailes - Oldham

Excellent service and very professional. Very nice to talk to and happy to help.

Mr N Nixon - Oldham

Everything answered promptly. Felt very well looked after by everyone we came into contact with. Superb service.

Mr & Mrs B J Bibby - Ashton Under Lyne