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.

Diane Marsh- Legal Secretary

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!

Colby Rhodes – Legal Apprentice

I am excited and thrilled to be a part of this amazing team, I am just starting off on my journey in law. I have a lot to learn and a lot to give. I hope to be here for many years to come!

I have had previous experiences with Dementia and Alzheimer’s as well as Parkinson’s Disease as I’ve watched family members go through their worst time of their lives and I would love to make it easier for them to handle by having some things in place with the help of Touch Solicitors LTD.

I am a black belt in karate, I have been doing this for just over a decade ! I am now able to run classes and teach self defence to children and adults. I love seeing people progress with their confidence and watch them shine under pressure. If I have any free time I love going to the cinema or bowling. I also enjoy spending time with my family and going on family days out.

Megan Grimes


Hi l’m Megan,

I am a Law student with a combined honours in Criminology student at University,

I decided that it would enhance my studies by taking a placement year.  Working at Touch Solicitors has provided this amazing opportunity to do exactly that.

I am hoping to develop my practical application of legal knowledge which I strongly believe are going to be key tools to enhance my development in professional legal career.

I first took an interest in law when I was in sixth form, and ever since then I have loved learning about the many different areas of law. I am excited to apply the knowledge I have learnt within my degree to this important role to help others in need of support during the difficult and hard times in their life.

Time with friends and family is important to me.  I love the going to the cinema and eating out. I also enjoy staying active by going to the gym and taking long walks