Tracing his roots, on his mother’s side, to the Industrial Revolution, and, in particular, the Lancashire cotton mills, Bob has lived in Oldham most of his life. He was a pupil at St. Annes and Byrom Street Schools Royton and Chadderton Grammar School before gaining a degree in law at Leicester University and attending the College of Law in Chester where he passed his Law Society Final Exams and qualified as a solicitor in 1982, meaning that Bob now has over 35 years experience in Domestic Conveyancing.
Bob became a partner at Pearson Williams and Pearson Hinchcliffe Solicitors in 1998 and became the Head of their Domestic Conveyancing Department.
In 2009 Bob left the partnership, along with former employee Kathryn Doogue, to establish Kirkham Conveyancing, which is now Kirkham Legal, and converted his professional qualification to Licensed Conveyancer, to reflect the specialism of the new firm.
Having worked almost exclusively in Oldham during his working life Bob has a wealth of local knowledge and is a highly regarded conveyancer within the area.
As of 2018, Bob is working with Kirkham Legal as a consultant.
Bob is assisted by his experienced Legal Assistant, Lisa Wren, whom he has worked with since his days at Pearsons, which is some 13 years.
Bob is an avid fan of Oldham Athletic Football Club and of most sports, his hobbies being hiking, travelling and sightseeing, whilst other interests include history in general, in particular, all aspects of the American Civil War and World War Two.