Our experienced team of solicitors specialise in family law, wills & probate and personal injury. If you need help in other areas of the law we have access to many areas of expertise. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality service delivered through a wealth of experience.

As well as our core office hours - Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm, we also open on Saturday mornings from 9.00 until 12.30 for your added convenience.

QualitySolicitors Abney Garsden also run the largest dedicated department of specialised child abuse compensation solicitors in the U.K. We have set up a U.K. helpline 0845 604 7075.  You can visit our dedicated abuse Website by clicking here.

Based in Cheadle Hulme (opposite the Waitrose store) we welcome enquiries from across Stockport, Cheshire, Manchester and across the North West. We can also help people in other areas of the UK and in some instances those living abroad.

Last year, 96% of our customers said we did a good job for them, 94% thought our staff was informative and that the information we gave was easy to understand.  If we sound like the sort of lawyers you'd like to help you, please get in touch.

We are easy to contact. You can call us on 0161 482 8822 or if you prefer you can contact one of our individual specialist solicitors via email by clicking on 'our team' page.

Our awards

The firm won three awards at the Manchester Legal Awards 2013.  They won Small Firm of the Year, which is the second time the firm have received this accolade, after winning best Small Firm in 2011.  Peter Garsden was also awarded Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year and Susan Leach was awarded Legal Executive of the Year.

The firm & Peter Garsden win highly commended in the categories of Innovation and Solicitor of the Year (Private Practise). We are nominated for Environmental Responsibility, and Client Service.

The firm win Small Firm of the Year. Peter Garsden and Paul Durkin were nominated for Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year.

The firm win Personal Injury Team of the Year, and are shortlisted for an award in the category of Outstanding Case of the Year (Paul Durkin), and Solicitor of the Year (Paul Durkin)

The firm win an award for "most innovative use of Legal Software" for the developement of their Case Management System to accomodate Group Action Child Abuse cases.


Our accreditations



26th May 2000, the firm were awarded a Legal Aid FranchiseQuality Mark in the field of  Personal Injury, to which has since been added Assault on Police.

In December 1996 we were awarded and Investor in People certificate, which has since been renewed.

In September 2001 we were recommended for entry onto theLegal 500 list in the category of Personal Injury North West.

Since 2001 we have held a specialist quality mark in Personal Injury, Assault on Police, and Family work.