The information in this section is required by the Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002. All the independent practices of GLP Solicitors are law firms.
The address of each practice can be found on the respective webpage of each office, together with the telephone number and email address.
All GLP Solicitors practices are VAT registered in England as GB registrations: Bury (150587759), Crumpsall (to 31st March 2012 – 323927358), Manchester (693168110), Middleton (457471622), Pendlebury (519459222), Prestwich (732571637), Worsley (732579221).
GLP (Manchester) LLP is registered as an LLP in England & Wales with the Partnership No: OC341970, and has the SRA ID: 511445
GLP (Prestwich) LLP is registered as an LLP in England & Wales with the Partnership No: OC351774, and has the SRA ID: 543409
Both practices trade as ‘GLP Solicitors’.
The GLP Solicitors practices are committed to providing high quality legal advice and client care.
If you are unhappy about any aspect of the service you have received, or about the invoice or bill for professional services that has been issued, please contact the Complaints partner for each legal practice using the telephone number or email address shown on the relevant page on this website, or by by post.
If you are not satisfied with the firm’s handling of your compliant you can request the Legal Ombudsman on 0300 555 0333 to consider your complaint.
Forty years on…
“GLP Solicitors” has been in existence for 40 years, created by Jonathan Pfeffer and has now developed into a young, dynamic team of lawyers around Manchester utilising the latest in information technology for the benefit of our clients.
GLP – a history of long-established legal practices
Jonathan Pfeffer established ‘Pfeffer & Co’ in February 1970, and from its roots grew a number of legal practices around Greater Manchester. Jonathan Pfeffer’s influence when establishing each subsequent office in the network remains as strong today as it was when founded.
The Manchester practice traces its history directly to the original Pfeffer & Co, moving from St Ann’s Square to Chapel Street in 1980. Paul Wainwright’s entry into the partnership, then Terry Kelly and later Andrew Haworth, paved the way for the firm to grow in different areas of law.
In February 1972 a practice was opened in Prestwich, becoming ‘Graham Leigh Pfeffer & Co.’ in 1983 when Graham Leigh joined the partnership. Like the Manchester pratice, it now operates as a LLP with Mrs Carol-Ann Duke as the Managing Partner.
A practice at Pendlebury followed in 1984, Sheldon Fagelman joining the business in 1990. Mrs Jacynta McMahon became a Partner in 2010.
Worsley was opened as a branch of Pendlebury in January 1993 before being itself being established as an independent legal firm in April 2001.
The Bury practice had been located at various addresses until, in 1999, it settled in its five-storey building opposite the area’s transport hub and the famous open-market in Bury town centre. Neil Sugarman’s specialisms in the personal injury and criminal injury field, and the television and radio coverage that it has since generated, put GLP on the national map. Patricia Noone joined the Bury partnership in 2011.
Across Manchester, and with Edward Cliiford also adding his expertise as a Partner until 2010, the Blackley and Crumpsall offices were opened by Martin Cohen in February 1979 and April 1980. In August 1979, they also expanded towards Middleton and opened their front door onto the Langley housing estate. David Foster became a Partner in the firm in June 1987 and continues to serve the local community and beyond.
Other legal practices in Oldham, Rochdale, Salford and in Manchester: Blackley, Burnage, Chorlton, Ladybarn, Rusholme, Whalley Range and Whitefield have variously merged, become independent as existing partners or managing solicitors acquired their offices, or closed.
The advertising campaign of “If you can’t say ‘Pfeffer’, ask for ‘Leigh'” ran successfully in the 1990s, but by then many of the legal practices were known simply as ‘GLP’ through Graham Leigh’s use of the initials as the dominant feature in the ‘Graham Leigh Pfeffer & Co’ advertising and high street presence.
‘GLP’ became the key marketing identity in 2004 when all the associated firms used ‘GLP Solicitors’ as their principal trading name.
‘GLP Solicitors’ independent legal practices are all committed to eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment or bullying incidents throughout their firms and to promoting equality and diversity within their policies, procedures and work practices. The Partners of the various firms are also committed to ensuring equality and diversity in all GLP Solicitors’ offices and allied concerns. This applies to their clients, staff and Partners, other solicitors and third party contacts.
Resultant from the regulatory requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority, as signatories to the Law Society Charter on Equality & Diversity and our own internal policies covering equality and diversity matters, we are obliged to publish a summary of aggregate information about GLP Solicitors on the GLP website.
The 2017 survey covered Partners and staff working for ‘GLP Solicitors’ on 31st May 2017, producing a 91% response. By way of comparison, the most recent survey in 2015 provided a 100% response. As they are entitled to do, 9% of staff have chosen not to respond to the survey this year. 72% (2015: 74%) of those working under the ‘GLP’ banner are female, as are 23% (27%) of GLP’s Partners.
92% (2015: 93%) report their British/UK background and 75% (74%) report their state school education. 27% (26%) of the team fall into the 25-34, 18% (20%) fall into the 44-54 and 27% (23%) fall into the 55-64 age group brackets.
No disability was reported by any staff member (2015: 2%) whilst 20% (20%) stated that they offered between 1 and 19 hours per week in helping or supporting family members, friends and neighbours because of long-term physical or mental ill-health/disability, or because of problems relating to old age.
Subject to the SRA’s timetable and direction, following 2013, 2015 and now 2017, it is envisaged that the next profession-wide ‘Diversity’ survey will be undertaken in in the late Spring/early Summer of 2019, to be published shortly thereafter.