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Legal Services for Individuals

In a world where increasingly it is becoming harder to know who to go to help you out with your issue or problem, Fieldings Porter has experienced and expert lawyers who are approachable and able to understand what needs to be done to obtain the result you need. The Lexcel and other accreditations achieved by the Firm show the abilities and qualities of our staff. We have legal aid contracts in Crime, Family and Housing. The accreditations by individual lawyers show their expertise in their field. See Our People section for further information.

We are committed to achieving your satisfaction so that you will continue to rely on us again and again, like so many of our existing clients.

Due to being located in central Bolton as well as Manchester City Centre, we have excellent access to all areas in the North West of England and beyond and provide city expertise at provincial rates. Click here for further details on the geographical areas covered by the firm. Where appropriate, you may be entitled to Legal Aid. Contact us first to discuss your case by following the links on the right hand side of this page for your individual contact.

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Whether you are buying or selling your home, remortgaging, taking on a lease, or engaging in any other type of residential property transaction, ensuring the details are right is essential to protect your legal and financial interest.

Our conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and licensed conveyancers in Bolton and Manchester have the experience and expertise to ensure your property transaction goes ahead smoothly and on schedule, keeping the process as cost-effective and stress-free as possible.

Criminal Defence

If you are accused of a crime or charged with a crime, having the right legal representation from the outset gives you a much better change of achieving a fair outcome.

Our large and experienced team of duty solicitors and accredited Police Station Representatives can support you from your first contact with police, through criminal proceedings, trials and appeals (if required) ensuring you are treated fairly and come out with the best possible result.

Criminal Injury Compensation

If you have been physically or psychologically harmed by a crime of violence or sexual abuse, you may be entitled to compensation to help you deal with the consequences of the crime to which you were subjected.

Our sensitive but practical criminal injury compensation solicitors can guide you through the entire compensation claim process, assisting you with achieving a fair settlement to help you rebuild your life.

Employment Law

Although the UK has strict employment laws, employers do not always stick to them. If you have been treated unfairly by your employer, you may need to take legal action to enforce your rights.

Our employment lawyers in Manchester and Bolton can assist you with everything from discrimination claims and unfair dismissal to challenging restrictive covenants and reviewing Settlement Agreements to ensure your rights are respected.

Family Law

Legal issues involving your family are often some of the most stressful and complex to resolve. Receiving the right legal advice can make the process much simpler and less emotionally challenging while ensuring your best interests stay protected.

Whether you are going through or contemplating a divorce, considering a pre-nuptial agreement, making arrangements for your children or grandchildren, issues over care or need help with any other family law issues, our experienced family lawyers in Bolton and Manchester can help.


Whether you are a landlord or tenant, there are a number of issues you can face where having expert legal advice is essential to protect you legally and ensure your rights are respected.

Our Housing team regularly work with both landlords and tenants on issues such as possession claims, unlawful eviction, rent arrears, tenancy deposit claims, anti-social behaviour injunctions and disrepair claims.

Lifetime Planning

Far too many people put off planning for the future, often waiting until it is too late. Putting the right measures in place to ensure you and your affairs will be looked after, no matter what the future brings, can give you security and peace of mind.

Our Lifetime Planning team can help you with everything from Lasting Powers of Attorney and Living Wills to Inheritance Tax Planning and Trusts, meaning whatever your concerns we can find solutions that protect you and your estate long-term.

Litigation Disputes

Dealing with a dispute, whether personal or professional, can be expensive and time-consuming, as well as highly frustrating and stressful. Our litigation solicitors can help you find a fast, cost-effective solution that protects your interests.

We regularly assist clients with issues including landlord and tenant disputes, boundary disputes, contract disputes, inheritance disputes and professional negligence claims using methods including negotiation, mediation and court action.

Personal Injury Claims

If you have been involved in an accident that wasn't your fault within the last 3 years, you may be entitled to claim compensation. This can help you with issues such as treatment for injuries and illness, repairing damage and loss of earnings.

Our personal injury lawyers in Bolton and Manchester regularly help people with road traffic accident claims, accident at work claims, trip, slip and fall claims, industrial deafness and disease and clinical and medical negligence claims against hospitals, general practitioners (GPs), care and nursing homes. We can also assist where there's an inquest involved.

Professional Negligence Claims

If you have been let down by the quality of service you received from a professional, such as an accountant,surveyor or indeed another solicitor, you maybe be able to claim compensation to help offset any cost incurred by you as a result of their professional negligence.

Our professional negligence solicitors can assist you with starting a claim, including collecting the evidence you need to put together a strong case, and making sure you obtain a fair settlement through negotiation, mediation or court action where required.

Probate Estate Administration

When a loved one dies, handling their estate can be an added source of stress and confusion at a time when you want to focus on dealing with your grief. Our Probate and Estate Administration team can make dealing with a love one’s estate much easier.

Whether you have been named the executor of a Will, or a loved one has died without leaving a Will, we can guide you through the probate process, offering as much help and support as you need to make handling the estate as easy as possible.


Over 70% of people in the UK do not have a Will. If you are one of them, you could be leaving your loved ones with a major headache when you pass away, as well as having no guarantee that your wishes will be carried out.

Our Wills solicitors in Manchester and Bolton can help you create a Will or update your existing Will, ensuring your wishes are respected while making the probate process as simple and straightforward as possible for your loved ones.