About AST

AST Hampsons are a long established firm with offices in and around the North West of England. We have an office in Rochdale on South Parade and another in Bury at Waterfold Park

AST Hampsons was formed in January 2001 by the merger of the firms Atherton Standring Taylor (AST) and Hampsons incorporating Toomey Goodwin & Co. AST was the product of a merger which took place in 1989 between Athertons, who had practiced in Rochdale since 1968 and Standring Taylor & Co which was established in 1852. 

Hampsons was formed initially as a six partner practice in January 1991 by four firms, namely Hampson & Co, Freer Heeley & Co, David Feingold & Co and Brody & Co. In May 1989 Hampsons merged with the firm Toomey Goodwin & Co to form the practice of Hampsons incorporating Toomey Goodwin & Co.

In 2004 AST Hampsons merged with the former Warhursts in Bury, thereby creating our Bury office and thereafter in September 2017 joined forces again with another well respected firm to become AST Hampsons incorporating Hudson & Taylor.

Many of our team have been with us for years and our ability to provide a constant level of excellent service in conveyancing for your next house move, provide business advice and commercial property services, a will for you and your partner or assist with your divorce, personal injury or clinical negligence claim means that many of our clients come back to us time and time again.

You can trust us to provide a professional, efficient and personal service so please contact us.

We guarantee

  • Initial, no obligation consultation without cost
  • No Call Centre – you will speak to an experienced member of our team every time
  • A comprehensive schedule of costs up front – we don’t do hidden costs

AST Hampsons is part of a long running history of solicitors in Rochdale from the same Taylor family. Two of our current partners, father and son, Peter and James Taylor, come from a long line of solicitors dating back to 1879

The Taylor Family

Solicitors in Rochdale (approximate dates of practice)

Edward Lyon Taylor (1879-1932)
Lyon Watson Taylor (1906-1969)
Thomas Ralph Taylor (1911-1915 killed in action)
Brian Edward Lyon Taylor (1940-1976)
John Lyon Taylor (1950-1997)
Peter Lyon Taylor (1980-present)
James Lyon Taylor (2007-present)