Telephone: +44 (0)161 241 9400


Address: 13 Cobden Street, Chadderton OL9 9LE

Our Team

Trusha Velji Director and Solicitor

Hi, I’m Trusha.  I set up Touch Solicitors in August 2011 with the sole purpose of being able to work how I wanted.  If I have helped make a difference in a person’s life, for me my knowledge and training has been well utilised.

With this principle in mind, I have set up seven different advice surgeries across Greater Manchester.  The aim being to allow the vulnerable members of our community to have access to good advice without feeling committed.

I have worked from home for nearly six years running my firm, a household and raising my two beautiful girls.  I sit on the board of Trustees for Talbot House and present talks to various voluntary and private sector organisations.

During this time, I have continued to better my skills and completed the internationally recognised qualification, STEP.  The letters “TEP” representing Trust and Estate Practitioner now follow my name.  I then completed my professional accreditation of Solicitors for the Elderly.  As I work a lot with people with dementia, I completed my training and am now a Dementia Champion.

I am passionate and dedicated to my career and the work I do.

My vision for the firm is simple.  To work hard and advise well.

2018, I have been shortlisted as Sole Practitioner of the Year by the Law Society. This is an incredible lifetime achievement and I am truly humbled that the work I do can stand out amongst my peers.

Alison Clowes  Caseworker

Hi, I’m Alison.

I decided to move over to the other side having worked at the Probate Registry in Manchester.  I am keen to utilise my knowledge and experience at Touch Solicitors having worked so close with District Registrar!

I have a background in care work, with qualifications in dementia and elderly care, and also a large working history of customer care roles and am excited to expose my skills to take me further!

I am a Civilian Instructor at the local Air Cadet Unit and a Standard Bearer and Poppy Appeal Organiser for the Saddleworth Branch Royal British Legion. Within this I also have a very active part working with the Saddleworth Rotary and Oldham Metro Rotary, in the organising of the annual Wellifest and Saddleworth Show.

If you catch me with some spare time, I can usually be found exploring new destinations and adventures with my camera, reading, at the local rugby club or at the cinema!  In my short time at the firm, I have discovered I am in mutual company of thrill seekers as I myself have thrown myself out of a plane and cannot wait to see what this new adventure with the firm holds for me!

Hi I’m Diane, the most recent member of the team.

I come from a varied career in public service, including Greater Manchester Police, the Law Society and the Department of Work & Pensions. Having worked in these varied challenging fields I feel makes me diverse in my approach with an eye for attention to detail.

My approach to work has always been about getting things right, treating others with respect and providing the best customer experience that I can.

As care-giver to my late parents I navigated the complexities of the health system, wills and probate.  The recent purchase of my own property gave me an insight to the world of conveyancing.

I would describe myself as the one to watch as I love out of the ordinary but also enjoy going to the theatre, cinema, and eating out. When I’m not out walking, spending time with the grandchildren I am attempting a spot of DIY!