About Us

Since 1827 everyone who has walked through our door has benefited from expert, honest and straightforward advice.

The care and attention we provide our clients is reflected in the fact that we still represent families in the 3rd and 4th generation: when we say heritage and expertise, we mean it.

Bailey Smailes Solicitors incorporates a number of long-established Huddersfield-based practices including Bailey Russell & Kelsey, Heap Marshall & Heeley and Smailes & Walker. In August 2023, Bailey Smailes was acquired by Helios Legal Services Limited, securing the future of the business for the next generation and beyond.

We’re here for You

We understand that every case is unique. At Bailey Smailes, you will be teamed with a Solicitor who possesses the relevant experience and necessary approach to suit your case. We will work with you to identify the best way to achieve your goals and ensure you’re always informed of the costs.

Excellent client care is the foundation upon which we have built our enviable and long-established reputation. Our personal, yet pragmatic, approach allows us to understand the challenges our clients face and to provide the expert advice and representation that is required.

We like to make things as simple and straightforward as possible, so we promise not to overwhelm you with legal jargon or confuse you with complex technicalities. Right from the very start you should know exactly what’s happening and feel comfortable with the process.

Whatever your matter, we are here to help.

Ian Holmes and David Wells are the STEP accredited Solicitors for Bailey Smailes

David Wells and Lucy Cortis are the SFE accredited Solicitors for Bailey Smailes