Holt & Longworth has been a leading provider of high quality legal services since our founding in 1913. We are proud of that heritage, but also embrace twenty-first century methods and approaches. It is our mission to represent a wide range of clients to the best of our ability within the constrains of the law and our professional rules.
Much of our work derives from previous satisfied clients, their family and friends, together with professional referrals.
The Firm was founded by Mr G R Holt working from part of the present premises in Rawtenstall. Mr B Longworth became a partner after the Second World War and the firm became known as Holt & Longworth from the early 1950s.
On the death of Mr G R Holt his son Mr J R T Holt became a partner and remained so until his transfer to the Bar in 1972/3 when Mr I J Pickup joined the partnership.
Mr P T Wilkinson became an additional partner in 1985 followed by Mrs C M Pilkington in 1992 on the appointment of Mr I J Pickup as a District Judge. Mr J L Frain joined the partnership in 1996.
Mrs Pilkington retired from the practice in 1999. Mr Longworth continued as senior partner until March 2002 when he became a consultant and Mr Wilkinson was appointed as senior partner. Mr Bonney joined the partnership at that stage, with Mrs Taylor coming on board in March 2005. Mr Bonney left the partnership at the end of 2012.
Presently, Mr P T Wilkinson is the firmís senior partner, and heads the non-contentious department. Mr J L Frain is the head of our litigation department. Mrs J L Taylor runs the family department.
None of us could perform these duties without the help and support of our experienced and enthusiastic team of solicitors, conveyancers and administrative staff.