Family firm of solicitors celebrates first anniversary in Saddleworth

A FAMILY-RUN firm of solicitors is truly making their home at the heart of the Saddleworth community since opening their doors a year ago.

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James O’Donnell, Rebecca O’Donnell and Anthony Jones

O’Donnell Solicitors transformed the former NatWest Bank on Lees High Street to open their first office in January 2016 followed just four months later by another office in Uppermill Square.

Husband and wife team James and Rebecca O’Donnell offer 18 years’ combined experience in areas of law including corporate and commercial law, property and conveyancing, tenancy matters, wills, probate, lasting powers of attorney, dispute resolution, employment and more.

And the couple has been delighted with the warm welcome and support from locals to help their business boom over the last 12 months.

Rebecca said: “We want to thank everyone for the support they have given us and we’re delighted with what we’ve achieved in our first year.

“We are proud to be a part of two busy thriving villages and are pleased to offer legal advice in a convenient location for clients, without compromising the level of service or quality of our surroundings.

“We’ve had a lot of support from long-standing and new clients as well as local businesses and have developed some fantastic relationships.”

Demand has seen Rebecca and James quickly expand their teams at both offices including hiring two secretaries, an accounts manager, a senior conveyancing executive and a trainee.

Last July they also welcomed specialist family lawyer Anthony Jones as head of their Family Department, covering divorce, cohabitation, pre-nuptials, private children disputes, and more.

The former Saddleworth School pupil, who has worked at a leading city centre practice and a national firm, was appointed a director of the company in December.

Rebecca added: “We offer the convenience of high level advice on your doorstep. We have a broad range of expertise and experience across the firm and we are bringing that to local people.

“We enjoy being part of community life and have really got involved, including supporting Uppermill Cricket Club, Mossley Running Club, sponsoring the Oldham Business Awards and fundraising for Maggie’s Centre in Oldham this year.”

There was another celebration for Rebecca, James and their sons Louis, 4, and Henry 2, as they welcomed baby William into their family four months ago.

Find out more about O’Donnell Solicitors online: or call 0161 641 4555 (Lees Office) or 01457 761 320 (Uppermill Office).


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