AST Joins Forces with Hudson & Taylor

Two of Rochdale’s most long established firms, AST Hampsons LLP and Hudson & Taylor are joining forces to bring together over 250 years of history and shared values, serving the local community.


AST Hampsons LLP will continue, but will incorporate Peter Miller from Hudson & Taylor with his staff practising from AST Hampson’s existing buildings at 128 Yorkshire Street and 7 South Parade, Rochdale. Hudson & Taylor’s Shaw based office, known as Colin Ashworth & Co will be serviced via the Rochdale offices and where appropriate, home visits.


Peter L Taylor, Managing Partner comments:

“I am delighted to welcome Peter Miller and his staff into AST Hampsons LLP. My old Firm, Standring Taylor & Co is one of the 9 firms that eventually became AST Hampsons LLP and there are many who still remember it and its history. I am sure the same will apply to Hudson & Taylor which has been established in Rochdale since 1910 and is greatly respected by many Rochdalians and others as a supplier of good quality legal services. I feel privileged to welcome Peter and believe that his experience and expertise will be a great asset to AST Hampsons LLP going forward. It is important that we work together to continue to provide the best legal services for our clients both locally and further afield and are attractive to future clients because we can provide a local service which is second to none in what are challenging times for Solicitors going forward”.



Peter Miller comments:

“I am very much looking forward to becoming part of a  well respected, proactive and progressive firm and working alongside Peter Taylor and his partners.  Our respective firms have enjoyed an excellent relationship over decades and I see this development as truly beneficial to clients old and new”

This adds to the planned and successful period of growth for AST Hampsons LLP. We have expanded our Bury office and developed and grown our probate, commercial and conveyancing departments.

Our growth has resulted in Louise Salisbury (formerly of Molesworths) and Jillian Josephson (from QualitySolicitors and DWF) joining as partners and the successful team of Anna Murzell and Helen O’Sullivan from a local conveyancing firm who joined us in 2015.  We have appointed new heads of department to both our Family -  Jennifer Worcester, and PI & Medical Negligence – Samantha Labor,  departments and will continue to strengthen and develop our firm with the addition of Anna Murzell as partner in January 2018.

Together we continue to grow and develop all areas of our firm and look forward to providing our wide range of services to both our existing and new clients in future. 

Wednesday, 27 September, 2017 - 15:15