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Pearson Hinchliffe founding Partner, Roger Hinchliffe, retires

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A Partner at one of North Manchester’s leading law firms, Pearson Hinchliffe LLP, retired this week after a long and successful career in Corporate Commercial law.

Roger Hinchliffe was a founding partner in Pearson Hinchliffe Solicitors when he oversaw the merger of Pearson's and Hinchliffe’s, both Oldham established legal practices, in 1999.

During a distinguished 50-year legal career, Roger has acted on behalf of countless businesses in Oldham seeing some grow into major and successful firms.

Roger Hinchliffe said: “It has been my pleasure to work closely with many of the best companies in the area.”

Employment and Property partner, Mike Pitt, said: “Roger is a renowned solicitor, well-known and highly respected within the business community. His passion and determination to go the extra mile for clients are legendary and he is steeped in the traditional values of hard work, loyalty, determination and honesty.”

In his time serving the legal and business community of Oldham Roger has seen many changes to the town and is confident that the drive and ambition of Oldham’s next generation of entrepreneurs will push forward its success.

Roger added: “During my career I have seen many changes, not only to the law, but also to the businesses in and around Oldham. These certainly are challenging times for the local and wider economy, but I am confident the entrepreneurial abilities of the local business community will pull through."

The Corporate Commercial team has been working for a number of months with Roger to enable a seemless transition. Steve Hartley will take over as head of the department.

Roger said: “I am certain my successor, Steve Hartley, can bring his expertise to our commercial clients. Steve is a very capable and professional lawyer with an ability to deal with a wide range of corporate transactions.  His clients value his rounded legal experience, commitment and the close working relationship and good rapport he develops.”

Retirement will not be a quiet time for Roger, however, as he plans to indulge his passions as a dedicated gardener, with more than a passing interest in chamber music and opera.

Michael Pitt added: “On behalf of everyone at Pearson Hinchliffe I would like to thank Roger for his years of service and dedication to the Firm and would like to wish him a long and fruitful retirement.”

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