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About Us


The firm was founded in 1932 by Cyril Morris, who originally practised from Mawdsley Street in the centre of Bolton, as a sole practitioner. As the years passed Cyril Morris was joined by Tom Arkwright and thus the firm acquired its present name.

Along the way Cyril and Tom were joined by Cyril’s nephew Basil, and Tom’s younger brother David Arkwright, together with Michael Shipley and Tom Profit.

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Darin Millar, Joanne Barlow and Joanne Hutton all undertook their training with the firm and became Partners in 1999.

In 2008 the firm acquired the practice of Alexander & Co, swiftly followed by the firm of J Esner & Co.

In 2010 the firm further increased its size by acquiring the firm of Colin Rayner & Co.

Today, the firm has a dedicated team of solicitors and executives who provide expert advice across a full range of legal services for both individuals and businesses.

The firm is proud of its history and its current standing within the town of Bolton. We pride ourselves on offering a friendly, top quality service to all our clients.