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.
Congratulations to the members of North Ainley Halliwell who have been involved in fundraising activities over the last few months.
Earlier in the year four of our ladies took part in the 5K Race for Life at Heaton Park. The aim of Race for Life is to raise money for Cancer ResearchUK. Since Race for Life started in 1994 an incredible six million participants have raised over £457 million.
Last month the collecting tins were in evidence once more with a terrific effort by the firm in support of Children in Need. In addition to bake sales and competitions, our very own John Hepplestone (pictured) grew a moustache over the month and donated his sponsorship money to the charity.
Our Senior Partner John Ainley has been named ‘Lawyer In The News’ in the Law Society Gazette.
Why was he in the news?
Acted over many years for the late Winnie Johnson, the mother of Keith Bennett who, aged 12, was killed by Moors murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley and whose body has never been found. The two killers abducted and murdered five children between 1963 and 1965.
Winnie spent years trying to discover the whereabouts of her son’s remains. Following her death from cancer on 18 August, John appeared on TV and radio on behalf of the family.
The Private Client Department has once again taken part in the above Scheme. Under the arrangement we prepare Wills on behalf of our clients and instead of then billing the client we ask that they make a donation to the Hospice.
Insights into legal developments and how they affect you…
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.
The Green Deal scheme has been one of the most hotly discussed topics in 2012, claiming it will greatly improve the UK’s energy efficiency.
The Green Deal is the Government's plan to help you make energy-saving home improvements at no upfront cost and is designed to help householders and businesses increase the energy efficiency of properties across the UK.
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.