North Ainley Halliwell Solicitors
Providing legal services to Oldham and the North West
Whilst we make no apologies for practising in one of the most important provincial towns in the North West with a rich heritage from the cotton industry, we have a City approach to the personal and commercial needs of our clients. We pride ourselves on providing a professional yet personal service with lawyers and support staff of the highest calibre.
We are very much involved with the commercial centres of Manchester and Leeds and have the legal talent to deal with high value transactions at the sharp end. At the same time, our solicitors provide sound advice and pragmatic solutions tailored to the individual day to day needs of our clients, in Oldham and beyond.
To accommodate the more global elements of personal and business life, we have gathered expertise and experience (along with a network of lawyers and accountants outside the territory) to advise on European legal issues in relation to inheritance tax, off-shore trusts and overseas property.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Claire Tuohy, Majid Mahmood and Vinesh Mistry as Partners of the Firm. They join existing Partners, John Ainley, Geoffrey Lamb, Val Stocker and Zoë Ashton.
The appointments support our growth strategy within the Private Client and Commercial & Residential Property Departments.
The Firm is sponsoring Martyn Torr from the Oldham Chronicle who is participating in the Tour de Sylhet, a cycle ride lasting 5 days, to support Tommy’s, a baby charity that funds research into why one in four women lose a baby during pregnancy or childbirth.
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The Firm is sponsoring Rex Shepherdson who has agreed to participate in the Sahara 100 Km sponsored trek to support the Retinitis Pigmentosa Fighting Blindness Charity.
Next April he will set off with a group of people from RP Fighting Blindness Charity to walk 100 Km across the Sahara desert, on terrain ranging from archetypal dunes to dramatic lake beds in temperatures up to 37 C to raise money for research funds to try and find a cure for RP.
Insights into legal developments and how they affect you…
From 17th March 2014, the Land Registry have reduced the fees they charge for registering property transactions at the lower end of the scale fees and in particular will also introduce discounts of up to 50% for applications that are lodged electronically via their Electronic Documentation Registration Service.
The harsh economic climate in which we now live has highlighted the need for Landlords and Tenants of commercial property to take particular care if they wish to exercise a right contained in a Lease entitling them to bring the Lease to an end at an early date: a clause of this nature is referred to as a break clause.
Our strategy has been to provide a comprehensive legal framework although we would not hesitate to recommend other suitable professionals if the advice required falls outside the areas of our expertise. We would be the first to accept, in today’s complex business environment, that there is no substitute for specialised advice. For that reason, we have developed legal teams in each of our Departments who are highly qualified, experienced and up to speed in their respective fields.