Alan Rogerson and Deborah Millington took over Gilman Wallwork and Tarran and set up Hargreaves Gilman in December 2002. We acquired Carole Bales' practice in August 2004, Simon Townsend's practice in January 2009 and Mr Peacock's practice, Hargreaves & Co in February 2015. The latter acquisition is a reunion after 17 years apart. Alan and Deborah were partners in Hargreaves & Co in 1998 when the two offices in Withington and Didsbury decided to separate. Alan retired in May 2018, leaving Deborah as the sole and proud owner of Hargreaves Gilman.
We are proud to serve our local community and preserve relationships with our clients established over the many years we have practised law. You cannot beat local knowledge whether it is during the conveyancing process or having prepared the Will of someone who has passed away. We are passionate about doing our best for you. You may have a household name offering legal services to you but the chances are they will not be local so you will not be able to meet the person who is working for you. They are more experienced at selling you groceries or fixing your car.
When do you realise that your Will does not dispose of your estate properly or that your house is unsaleable? At the time you deal with these Companies? No, it can be many years down the line either on your death or when you come to move house. Will that Company still be providing legal services then or will there be an indemnity policy to claim on? Who wants to deal with a call centre either here or abroad? We are stringently regulated and audited and we are bound by Rules governing Client Account funds. We hope that you will agree that you have made the right choice by instructing Hargreaves Gilman and that you will recommend us to your family and friends
Here are some of our unique selling points:
- Qualified Experienced Solicitors (in excess of 145 years between us)
- One point of Contact throughout your matter
- No voicemail or press 1 for Wills; 2 for Conveyancing etc.
- No Hidden Extra Costs
- Free Local Home Visits
- Free Archive Retrieval
- Free Storage for Wills & Deeds
- Free on-site Car Parking
- Ground Floor offices for easy access
- Membership of the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme