Department: Family/Civil Litigation
13 Mawdsley St, Bolton, BL1 1JZ
I was born in Bolton and educated at Thornleigh Salesian College and the University of Kent at Canterbury. I then spent several years travelling round the world before entering the Law and qualifying as a solicitor in 1982.
In December 1986 I set up the firm with an ethos that one solved the client’s problem first and worried about getting paid second rather than the other way round.
I became the first solicitor in Bolton to achieve the right to appear in the Crown Courts when I was granted Higher Rights in 1995. Since then I have successfully defended clients before juries in Bolton, Manchester and London and in the Court of Appeal in London.
For over 15 years I was Joint Honorary Secretary of Bolton Law Society of which I am a past President. Since 1996 I have represented solicitors in Lancashire and Greater Manchester on the Law Society’s national council.
In 2017 I became president of the Law Society of England and Wales, representing our members at several international conferences, events and ceremonies.
We went to see Joe for help with my mum's divorce, he was really helpful and understanding. We would definitely receommend him any time.
Best Solicitors Around! 5*
I have used Joe Egan every time I have needed a solicitor, we would never go anywher else. Nothing is too much trouble, always a phone call/email away. Great service! Thanks for everything. - Vicky C