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Saddleworth Summer Show

Did you spot our Senior Partner John Ainley selling ducks in Uppermill yesterday?

Saddleworth Show

The duck race will be part of the Rotary’s Saddleworth Show 2019 next week which promises to be bigger and better than ever.

North Ainley Solicitors are proud to sponsor the event which raises thousands of pounds for local and international charities.

Get yourself down to Well-i-hole Farm, Greenfield from 1pm next Sunday 30 June 2019!

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Oldham Enterprise Trust

Great to join Oldham Enterprise Trust at The Old School BBQ Bus for the launch of the ‘Oldham Enterprise Network yesterday’.


The Oldham Enterprise Trust provides a one stop portal to start-up and growth companies to access the wide range of business funding that is available as well as free business advice and support.

The Trust can assist you with securing funding including, Grants for those under 25 and low cost loans to over 25.

As part of the ‘Get Oldham Working’ initiative, the Trust was kick-started by a £1m donation from The Stoller Charitable Trust, which aims to help the next generation of entrepreneurs get start-up businesses off the ground and also support young people into employment.

When we heard about how the Trust helps Oldham residents into enterprise and employability we knew we had to support this.  We will be offering free 1-hour consultations for all Oldham Enterprise Trust businesses and start-ups.

Call us on 0161 624 5614 and quote this offer to make an appointment.


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Rough Runner

A great big well done to our Commercial Property Solicitor Jane Stark and the rest of the mums at Greenfield Primary School who braved the rain on Saturday to complete Rough Runner in aid of Andys Man Club.

Rough Runner

We hear it was wet and muddy but great fun and the best bit – they have raised just over £4,000 for this amazing cause!

The Club aims to get men to open up about their mental health problems.

Andy’s Man Club was formed in early 2016 by Halifax rugby league player Luke Ambler after his brother-in-law took his own life.  The group, which has now spread from Yorkshire to Lancashire, aims to raise awareness of mental health issues among young men.

Every penny donated to Andys Man Club goes directly in to the movement and creating new groups – a worthy cause.

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Andy’s Man Club

This month our Commercial Property guru/Solicitor Jane Stark will be talking part in a 10k outdoor obstacle course Rough Runner to raise money for charity Andys Man Club.

Andys man

Shockingly, suicide is now the biggest killer of men under 45 and ‘Andy’s Man Club’ aims to prevent suicide in men by providing a safe environment where men can meet and talk without being judged.

We wish Jane and the rest of the Greenfield Primary School mums taking part the best of luck!

To donate, please click her and follow the link, all donations gratefully received!

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Continuing Best Practice following a successful Lexcel Assessment

North Ainley Solicitors has once again successfully secured the Law Society Legal Practice Quality Mark, Lexcel.Lexcel

Lexcel is an optional, recognised accreditation scheme for Law Firms and in house Legal Departments which gives the public the assurance that a Practice meets high Client Care and Business Management standards.  North Ainley originally achieved the standard in 2011 and has successfully retained the accreditation at each annual assessment thereafter.

John Ainley the senior partner of the firm said “we are delighted to have retained the Lexcel Accreditation.  There have been a number of changes to the standards in the last year, particularly in light of the recent GDPR requirements.  It is reassuring to know that our procedures are up to the mark.  There is a lot of choice in the legal services market but being Lexcel Accredited demonstrates our commitment to Client Care and Best Practice.  The best interests of our clients and staff are at the heart of the way we work”.

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North Ainley – Winning Team!

Congratulations to Team North Ainley on taking 1st place at the annual Oldham Law Association quiz night in aid of Shelter.

NA Quiz

Each year the Oldham Law Association hosts a general knowledge quiz to raise funds for Shelter, with all the participants being local law firms.  This year the quiz was held at the George Street Chapel and it was a great night all round with great company and good food.

After coming runners up in the previous years Team North Ainley was determined to take the trophy and they did!

Thank you to all the participants for a lovely evening to help raise funds for a worthy cause.


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Dementia Action Week

This week is ‘Dementia Action Week’ across the country and we are doing our bit.  This Friday 24 May 2019 members of our Private Client team will be at the ‘Dementia Information Day’ at Oldham Library.

PC Dementia

Danielle and Jennifer from our Private Client Department will be set up, ready and waiting at the Oldham Library to provide you with more information about dementia and will be on hand to provide you with advice on how you can get your legal affairs in order, so please come along and see us.

To find out more and how we can help you please pop in between 11.00 am and 4 pm.

Click here for more information on Dementia Action week.



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Bill Holroyd CBE DL – motivation for the team

Once again there is a real buzz around the office today as Solicitors from our team attended a Business Breakfast meeting this morning at Mahdlo Oldham with guest speaker, Bill Holroyd CBE DL.

billBill started out in catering administration and first worked at Trust Houses Forte.  Early on he decided he wanted to run his own business and set up his own food distribution company, Holroyd Meek Ltd, based in Oldham.  The first couple of years were tough and took a lot of hard work until his big break where he was able to open their first distribution centre, attracting a major customer in some fortunate circumstances!  From that point on his company grew rapidly and after a successful 10 years he agreed a sale to Booker plc.

After leaving Holroyd Meek he began investing in small to medium sized businesses and has invested in over 20 businesses since.  After an amazing career Bill still needed something more and found his “fourth leg” in his appointment as Chairman of Bolton Lads and Girls Club, a modern state-of-the-art facility which provides a wide range of activities and services to young people each week.  In 2007 he formed OnSide, a charity with the sole purpose of replicating the proven Bolton model in other towns in the North West.  The development of OnSide stemmed from Bill’s time as Chairman of Bolton Lads and Girls Club, where he was overwhelmed by the positive impact it made on the lives of young people in the area, and felt that every town should have one of these amazing facilities.

Bill’s talk was engaging and inspiring and gave us a insight on how to think big!


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Mahdlo Will Week

We are once again pleased to be supporting Mahdlo – Oldham’s annual ‘Will Week’ this week.

will week

We are working with Mahdlo to provide members of the public with an opportunity to access our Will preparation services, whilst at the same time raising funds to support Mahdlo.  The scheme is running from the 4th to the 8th March inclusive.

In return for a set donation to Mahdlo we will prepare your simple Wills.  A Single Will (£100) or Mirror Wills (£150).

We still have a few appointments left so be quick and call us to book in on 0161 624 5614 quoting ‘Mahdlo Will Week’.

For more information on Mahdlo visit their website on

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Mayor’s Ball

Members of the North Ainley team had a great time at the Mayor’s Civic & Charity Ball yesterday evening along with fellow local sponsors and honoured guests.


This is an annual event where the primary purpose is to raise funds for the Mayor’s Appeal Fund.  All the proceeds from which will be donated to the Mayor’s Charity.  The evening’s programme provided a variety of entertainment after a formal 3 course meal including auction, raffle, comedian, live band SKA Britannia and a 80’s themed disco.

For more information and to make a donation visit the Virgin Money Giving page.

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North Ainley Walks All Over Cancer

This March members of the team are walking 10,000 steps a day throughout the month to help beat cancer sooner.  Help us Walk All Over Cancer and fund life-saving research by sponsoring our team on the following link:

walk oall over cancer

The campaign is for anyone and everyone who has been affected by cancer in some way whether directly or indirectly and also anyone suffering with cancer at the moment.

Cancer survival rates have doubled over the past 40 years. Consistent progress is being made but improvements to technology and ground-breaking work offer new opportunities to find different ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and improve survival rates even further.

Help Cancer Research UK improve results even faster and we at North Ainley would like to thank all those that took part and to all who donated for this great cause.

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William Stott Business Private View

Our Partners, Val Stocker and Vinesh Mistry were honoured to attend a private viewing to celebrate the opening of ‘William Stott of Oldham: Great Painters are Rare’ at Gallery Oldham.


The exhibition is taking place as part of a national partnership programme at Tate, inspired by the acquisition of Le Passeur (The Ferryman) 1881 by William Stott of Oldham, which is the best-known painting by the man who is Oldham’s best-known painter.  William Stott trained in Oldham, and then travelled to Paris, where he quickly achieved recognition from fellow painters, critics and institutions.  The painting has embarked on a UK-wide tour where it will feature in bespoke exhibitions at four galleries, made possible with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Art Fund and John Ellerman Foundation.  Great Painters are Rare is the third exhibition of the tour and the display will be open at Gallery Oldham from 26 January – 11 May 2019.

The evening included informal networking with other Businesses and key people in the town.

This was an exclusive invite only event thanks to Oldham Enterprise Trust.

This exhibition features highlights from Gallery Oldham’s collection alongside loans from other museums, including Tate, Manchester Art Gallery and Touchstones Rochdale.  Gallery Oldham has three large exhibition spaces plus a community gallery.

They take an innovative and unique approach to exhibition programming, bringing together what were once separate museum and gallery services.  They incorporate Oldham’s extensive art, social and natural history collections alongside touring work, newly commissioned and contemporary art, international art and work produced with local communities – well worth a visit.



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Latics announce our Partnership

We were privileged to be mentioned on the Official Oldham Athletic FC website this week after Partners, Geoff Lamb and Vinesh Mistry attended the ground to view the existing and new LED perimeter boards.


We at North Ainley feel it is more important than ever that local businesses get behind the Club.  North Ainley has always supported the club, who also work with local companies and organisations, forming a key part to the community.

For further information on Oldham Athletic FC visit

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Local business – Global Network

North Ainley are pleased to continue their involvement with Business Network International (BNI), being represented by Alison Winterbottom, a Senior Solicitor in our Family Department.  Alison became a member of our local group ‘Paramount’, which successfully launched this year.


BNI is a professional referral platform that enables you to develop long-term relationships with local businesses.  Alison, who represents legal services within the group attended the first BNI Paramount meeting this morning at the White Hart Inn at Lydgate.  With motivational words from National BNI Director, Greg Davies she was reminded that BNI is about local businesses referring work to local businesses, to keep business local!

For more information, or if you are interested in attending, please contact Alison Winterbottom at our office on 0161 624 5614 for more information.

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Sir Norman Stoller – motivation for the team

There is a real buzz around the office today as Solicitors from our team had the privilege to attend a Business Breakfast meeting this morning at Mahdlo Oldham with guest speaker, Sir Norman Stoller.

Norman Stoller

As one of the region’s most successful businessmen, Sir Norman shared his fascinating personal and business stories, including the invention of the famous tubular bandage – doing the right thing definitely paid off!

Local schools and businesses were honoured to hear about Sir Norman’s journey in a interview led by Board member Terry Flanagan, finishing with a question and answer session from children at local schools, a truly inspirational event.

“If you haven’t experienced the pleasure of helping others, you haven’t lived. Once you start, it becomes a habit!”

(Sir Norman Stoller CBE KStJ DL)

What a way to kickstart the year!


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Oldham Athletic Football Club

LaticsCongratulations to Oldham Athletic FC on the FA Cup 3rd Round win.

A round of applause to local man and Caretaker Manager Pete Wilde on stepping in and guiding the team to a 2-1 victory against Premier League side Fulham!

Pictured right, a shot of our LED perimeter board!  I wonder which avid fan took this?!

At North Ainley Solicitors we pride ourselves on combining a local, friendly, personal service, with city professionalism from all our high calibre lawyers and support staff.

Our ethos is to provide straight forward advice, using everyday terms that can be understood.  We provide comprehensive legal services to individuals with a range of business clients from start-ups to large corporate organisations.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact any member of our team.

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Lily’s Vegetarian Indian Cuisine – New Restaurant

Lilys 1Thank you to Lily’s Vegetarian Indian Cuisine for the invite to the soft launch on Sunday.  The food was amazing as usual and the new venue looks great!

Best wishes from all the team here at North Ainley for the Grand Opening tomorrow.

Pictured right, a hand-painted mural of an Indian street scene references the family’s history and the story of Lily’s.

We look forward to continuing to support you for both personal and business legal services in 2019.

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New Year, New Start

ChangeAre you buying a new house, starting a new business venture, getting married or expecting a new arrival this year?  However your life changes in 2019, make sure you keep your Will up to date to protect the ones you love.

Contact a member our legal team who can provide you advice and guidance on Wills, house sales or purchases, business advice and all family related matters.

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North Ainley – Christmas Closing Times

Our office will close at 17.00 on Friday 21 December 2018 and re-open at 09.00 on Wednesday 2 January 2019.Bauble

Limited staff will be available at the office between 10.00 – 16.00 on 27, 28 December 2018.

The Partners and Staff would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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North Ainley – Closing early Thursday 13 December 2018

Please note that the office will be closed from 16.30 to allow our staff to prepare for the Christmas Party.

We will reopen at 09.00 on Friday 14 December 2018.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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    I have used North Ainley for a number of years. They have successfully dealt with my parent's wills and more recently the sale of 2 properties. The staff are exceptional and imparticular Cassie who took care of the whole process from start to finish whilst I was overseas. She diligently chased all third parties and kept me informed at all times. I would recommend North Ainley as they have proved themselves time and again over the last 10 years in all of my family's legal more
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