Here to help, not judge

Every year, there are around 100,000 divorces in England and Wales. We understand every case is different, but it’s common to feel isolated and stressed. Taking your individual circumstances into account, we’ll always explain the key aspects of the divorce process, including the numerous legal terms you’ll hear.

It’s our job to steer clients through difficult times and it’s important to us you feel we’ll work with you to resolve your divorce with compassion and efficiency. Even though it’s a time which often involves high emotions, we’ll keep a sensible and sensitive approach. Drawing on our years of expertise, we’ll always aim to get you the best possible outcome.

Pinnington Law became part of the WHN Group in July 2023 meaning that clients have access to a wider range of legal services whilst still benefitting from the excellent service that Pinnington Law has always delivered.

Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall Solicitors employs over 100 specialists across nine locations in Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

From our locations in Accrington, Bacup, Blackburn, Bury, Clitheroe, Great Harwood, Haslingden and Rawtenstall and Salford we have teams of specialist, friendly lawyers committed to delivering outstanding results and service to businesses, individuals and families.

The range of legal services available at Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall is comprehensive.

If you’re a business, we have a dedicated employment law team that can help prevent and deal with people issues should they arise. Protection is a key theme for our business law team which helps clients on a variety of matters including corporate structures, terms and conditions, contracts and legal policies.

Our corporate team advises clients on buying and selling businesses while we also advise on commercial property transactions. When things don’t go to plan our commercial property disputes and business disputes teams are on hand to help.

Our solicitors who advise individuals and families provide an expert and sympathetic approach. Our expertise ranges from buying and selling a house and financial advice to complex and sensitive matters involving family law, civil disputes, employment problems, asset planning, landlord tenant and housing, personal injury, medical negligence.

Our qualities lie in our people and their experiences. Our specialists have helped thousands of clients get the best possible legal result. Visit our people section to find out more.

To find out more about Woodcocks, Haworth and Nuttall please visit our main website

Stephen Pinnington

Stephen qualified as a solicitor in 1993.

He has extensive experience with all aspects of family law including child arrangement applications, adoption, cohabitation, pre-nuptial agreements, domestic violence, separation agreements, and divorce.

Stephen has a particular interest in pensions and successfully advises on professional negligence. He is a highly skilled court advocate, but keeps jargon to a minimum and recognises the importance of dealing with clients sensitively and calmly

Derek G

They are excellent family law solicitors who provided effective and timely support and advice. They are not only professional but have empathy and integrity, and I wouldn’t have got through the past eighteen months without Clare and Stephen and the team. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Pinnington Law to anyone who is in need of a solicitor.

Ellie F

I can truly recommend Pinnington Law regarding legal representation. I have recently finalised my divorce and the support from Stephen was second to none. It wasn’t a very straight forward process from a personal point of view, but I do believe the help and representation I received made a very stressful process easier to deal with.

I can’t thank Stephen enough for his care, compassion and professionalism in dealing with my case. I could not have expected a better outcome.