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    History

    Our firm has been practising in the local area in one guise or another for nearly 350 years! We have grown over the years through a combination of organic growth, merger and acquisition including names such as Tinsdill, Hollinshead & Moody in Tunstall, Sproston Slaney & Swann in Newcastle, Challinor & Shaw in Leek and N A Whieldon & Co in Sandbach. In 1991 it all came together under the name of THM Tinsdills and in 1999 we became Tinsdills Solicitors.

    Today we are one of the areas most experienced and knowledgeable law firms with offices in Hanley, Leek, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Sandbach. We offer a broad range of legal services for individuals and for business including: Family Law, Wills, Trust and Probate, Personal Injury and Compensation, Residential Property, Agriculture, Company and Commercial and Employment Law.

    Our Aim

    Our aim is simple. It is to exceed our clients’ expectations in everything that we do, in both the outcome we achieve and the service we provide. For us, it is all about the people. Our expert lawyers and dedicated staff are committed to understanding your needs, providing clear advice and building working relationships that add value for our clients.

    We are very proud of our track record of delivering outstanding service to our clients in Staffordshire, Cheshire and beyond, and we are constantly seeking to innovate and further improve our services. You don’t have to just take our word for it. Please have a look at what our clients think of us in our Client Feedback section. Our professional accreditations confirm our commitment to improvement through the development of our people.  

    1580

    LEEK

    William Challinor
    established the 1st legal
    practice

    1710

    LEEK

    Thomas Parker who practiced law at the firm became the Lord Chief Justice. Later in 1718 Thomas Parker became Lord Chancellor

    1760

    LEEK

    Challinor and Badnall move to 10 Derby Street (our Leek office today)

    1765

    BEFORE

    HANLEY

    Hollinshead and Moody were located in Tunstall - a reference to them providing a deed for the purchase of some land by Thomas Wedgwood, William Lockett, William Stonier, Joseph Smith and Matthew Maer dated December 3rd 1765

    1850

    LEEK

    Charles Dickins consulted Mr Challinor regarding the local background to his novel 'Bleak House'

    1878

    LEEK

    Thomas Shaw is bought in as a partner and becomes Challinor
    & Shaw offices

    1884

    LEEK

    Magistrates regularly used the court room in our Leek office

    1939

    LEEK

    10 Derby Street become headquarters for the home guard

    1941

    NEWCASTLE

    AROUND

    Messrs Sproston & Son become Sproston, Slaney & Swann

    1951

    LEEK

    10 Derby Street listed a Grade ll protected building

    1975

    HANLEY

    AROUND

    Hollinshead & Moody merged with Tinsdill Solicitors
    to become Tinsdill, Hollinshead & Moody

    1975

    LEEK

    Challinor & Shaw merges with Tinsdills, Hollinshead & Moody

    1991

    HANLEY IN

    Tinsdills, Hollinshead & Moody and Challinor & Shaw merged with Sproston, Slany and Swan at 3 King Street, Newcastle to become THM Tinsdills - gave us Newcastle branch

    2007

    LEEK

    THM Tinsdills merged with NA Wieldon & Co at 47 High Street Sandbach and became Tinsdills Solicitors. The Newcastle office moved to Marsh Parade and Hanley office moved from Broad Street to Hays House – gave us Sandbach branch

    2010

    LEEK

    Tinsdills Solicitors celebrates 250 years of legal practice from 10 Derby Street

    2015

    TINSDILLS

    Tinsdills Solicitors becomes Tinsdills Solicitors Ltd

    Tinsdills Solicitors is the trading name of Tinsdills Limited. Registered in England and Wales. Company Number 04248692.

    Registered Office: Hays House, 25 Albion Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 1QF. VAT Number 134174629.

    Tinsdills Solicitors are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. SRA Number: 00620350.