Our history and values

Our history

Inghams Solicitors is a high street firm of solicitors covering Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre and Lancashire. We operate a modern, professional service based on traditional values and a deep history.

Inghams Solicitors was founded in 1937 when Charles Ingham first opened an office on Talbot Road in Blackpool. The business later moved to Topping Street and then Leopold Grove.

The growth of the practice was interrupted by the Second World War. Charles Ingham joined the army, rising to the rank of major and taking part in the North African and Italian campaigns.

After the war, the practice expanded with the addition of a young Royal Artillery captain, Walter Clegg. After beginning his legal studies at Manchester University, Walter qualified as a solicitor in 1947 by a correspondence course conducted from a prisoner of war camp in North Africa.

Walter Clegg (who later became Sir Walter Clegg after many years service as an MP for North Fylde), opened the Fleetwood office in the early 1950’s on North Albert Street. This office remains fully operational today, acting as Inghams’ head office serving our clients in Fleetwood, over Wyre, Hambleton, Knott End-on-Sea and beyond.

John Crowther, who had been a fighter pilot in the Second World War and who, like Sir Walter Clegg, had been captured by the Germans, then also joined the partnership.

A growing business

As Ingham, Clegg and Crowther, the firm saw rapid growth throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s into a large and broad-based legal practice.

In 2000 a new look for the new millennium was introduced and the firm name shortened to Inghams in tribute to its founder, Charles Ingham.

Today Inghams has 6 partners and consultants and 40 staff across 4 offices in Fleetwood, Cleveleys, Bispham, and Poulton-le-Fylde.

Modern legal service

The firm offers a complete range of legal services to commercial and individual clients, drawing on the expert knowledge of an Inghams team that is friendly, flexible and highly professional.

Inghams has specialist solicitors in many areas of the law. This includes property solicitors, Resolution-accredited family and children law solicitors, STEP affiliated wills and probate solicitors and personal injury solicitors who are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

As well as this, we offer an efficient residential and commercial conveyancing service if you are buying or selling property, and can provide legal advice on any property matter.

Legal Aid is available at several of our branches and we offer a “no win, no fee” arrangement for personal injuries, accidents, negligence and other types of legal disputes.

Strength through traditional values

Traditional values of personal service and client care at Inghams have brought success for the firm and its clients over more than eight decades and remain the cornerstone of the practice.

When coupled with a progressive and dynamic approach, these core values ensure Inghams is always ready to quickly adapt to the ever changing legal world and the needs and requirements of its clients.

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