About Us

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 area’s 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.

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Our Aim

Our aim is simple. It is to exceed our clients’ expectations in everything that we do.

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.

Tinsdills, A Proud History

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 Dickens consulted Mr Challinor regarding the local background to his novel ‘Bleak House’.

1878

Leek

Becomes Challinor & Shaw offices as Thomas Shaw is brought in as a partner.

1884

Leek

Magistrates regularly used the court room in our Leek office.

1939

Leek

10 Derby Street became headquarters for the home guard.

1941

Around Newcastle-under-Lyme

Messrs Sproston & Son became Sproston, Slaney & Swann.

1951

Leek

10 Derby Street listed a Grade II protected building.

1975

Around Hanley

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

1975

Leek

Challinor & Shaw merges with Tinsdills, Hollinshead & Moody.

1991

In Hanley

Tinsdills, Hollinshead & Moody and Challinor & Shaw merged with Sproston, Slaney 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.

2019

Tinsdills Acquisition

Tinsdills acquired the Corporate Law, Commercial Property, Dispute Resolution and Wills, Trusts and Probate departments of fellow Staffordshire based law firm, Grindeys Solicitors.
Tinsdills Hanley branch

Tinsdills Solicitors, Hanley

Hays House, 25 Albion Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 1QF

We have dedicated branches in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Sandbach, Leek and Newcastle-under-Lyme, each with an extremely knowledgeable team of solicitors.

Tinsdills Sandbach branch

Tinsdills Solicitors, Sandbach

47 High Street, Sandbach, CW11 1FT

We have dedicated branches in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Sandbach, Leek and Newcastle-under-Lyme, each with an extremely knowledgeable team of solicitors.

Tinsdills Leek branch

Tinsdills Solicitors, Leek

10 Derby Street, Leek, ST13 5AW

We have dedicated branches in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Sandbach, Leek and Newcastle-under-Lyme, each with an extremely knowledgeable team of solicitors.

Tinsdills Newcastle branch

Tinsdills Solicitors, Newcastle-under-Lyme

15-19 Marsh Parade, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 1BT

We have dedicated branches in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Sandbach, Leek and Newcastle-under-Lyme, each with an extremely knowledgeable team of solicitors.

Latest News

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