Hall & Birtles Solicitors is a friendly, modern and approachable firm of solicitors. We have combined experience of 60 years working in the legal profession and keep ourselves up to date on modern practices and the constant changes to the law.

As of 1st June 2022, Hall & Birtles became part of Counterculture Partnership LLP, one of the UK’s leading law firms. The merger with Counterculture provides many benefits and will strengthen our position in an increasingly complex and competitive market. Although Counterculture is a larger firm, its business has a unique personality and a family feel which was really important to Hall & Birtles in the decision we have made to merge with them. Our combined businesses will be able to offer clients a broader range of professional services including business advice, employment law, and accountancy. For now, nothing will change and:

  • If you are an existing client you will continue to work with the same people at Hall & Birtles you have in the past.
  • We will continue to operate from our offices in Hawes and Leyburn.
  • Our Yorkshire Building Society agency will continue.
  • The services we have provided to you in the past will continue to be offered by the merged business.
  • Our work will continue to be regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

The integration of Hall & Birtles and Counterculture will take some time. You will first notice some changes to our website and emails. Rest assured, the way we work with you will remain unchanged day to day, as will our commitment and service to you.

If you have any questions about this exciting news and what it will mean for you, please contact any of us at any time. Our existing business phone numbers and email addresses remain the same, but you will also be able to contact us using our new Counterculture email addresses from 01 June 2022.


Critchley Hall Solicitors

John Hall has been practising law in the Yorkshire Dales since the 1970s and was joined by his son Stuart Hall in 2004 to create the firm Critchley Hall Solicitors. They were joined by solicitor Debby Parish in 2005 to create a three partner law firm. The firm was also appointed as a Yorkshire Building Society Agency in 2005.

David Gall Solicitors

David Gall LLB. established a firm in 1992. In 2010 Alastair Birtles, and Michael Birtles became partners in the firm. Together they have acquired over 40 years worth of knowledge and experience working for a number of law firms prior to that.

Unlike most law firms we do not charge as soon as you step through the door or pick up the phone; let us first see how we can be of service. Our legal expertise covers many areas including:

We work closely with Yorkshire Building Society; together we’re committed to providing exceptional service to our customers.