New flagship Grasscroft office as business booms for O’Donnell solicitors

AWARD-WINNING O’Donnell Solicitors are moving to a new flagship head office in Grasscroft just 18 months after launching.

James and Rebecca O’Donnell with Anthony Jones at the Oldham Business Awards

Local husband and wife lawyers James and Rebecca O’Donnell launched their firm in February 2016 in Lees, converting the former NatWest bank into a stylish new office.

With booming success over the first few months, a second office was opened in Uppermill in May 2016.

Former national firm solicitor Anthony Jones joined head of their new family department in July 2016 and they have now flourished into a team of ten, and continue to recruit top talent.

They offer personal legal services including wills, conveyancing, and lifetime tax planning, as well as commercial services such as employment law, commercial property, dispute resolution and corporate law services.

Their success was recognised at the Oldham Business Awards this May when they won in two categories, Start Up Business of the Year and Business of the Year under £1 million.

Now, to house their expanding team and demand, they are moving their head office to Appleby’s Business Centre, Oldham Road, Grasscroft, and will be open from August.

Director and head of the firm’s commercial team, James commented: “We could not have envisaged the rapid success which we have experienced in such a tough market. Our modern approach to legal services seems to be attractive to people.

“We pride ourselves on our ability to provide expert, technical, yet straight-talking legal advice and this has meant good client retention and a client base which has grown exceptionally quickly.

“Of course, we will never rest on our laurels and will continue to look at ways of improving but we are delighted with the evolution of the firm in such a short space of time.”

James and Anthony will be based at Appleby Business Centre with the firm’s Family Law Team and Commercial/Corporate/Dispute Resolution and Property teams.

Rebecca, Head of Private Client, Residential Property and Contentious Probate, will continue to head the Uppermill office.

She said: “Lees has served us well and we will always look back with fondness at our time there.

“The new offices are more spacious but equally contemporary. They will offer superb facilities for our solicitors, staff and clients including on-site parking facilities.

“This is an exciting new move for the firm, and the directors and staff are extremely proud and excited about this new phase.”

O’Donnell Solicitors are hoping for more success as they have been shortlisted for ‘Small Conveyancing Firm’ at the LFS Awards 2017, to be announced on September 20.

For more information about O’Donnell’s services, or to arrange an appointment, call them on 0161 641 4555 (Lees) or 01457 761 320 (Uppermill). Also find out more on their website:


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