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About Williamsons

Our team of professional and friendly solicitors are ready to help you resolve your legal issues. Established in 1890, we are a highly regarded law firm with our headquarters in Hull, Yorkshire and branches in Beverley, Bridlington and Driffield.

The Williamsons Solicitors directors: Brian Cook, Jane Cousins, Bill Waddington, Sarah Clubley, Nick Gray and Jim Suthers
The Williamsons Solicitors directors: Brian Cook, Jane Cousins, Bill Waddington, Sarah Clubley, Nick Gray and Jim Suthers

Who we are

We are friendly and approachable with proven experience in all mainstream fields of law and a long history of serving the communities of Hull and East Yorkshire.

With a head office in Hull’s Old Town, we have opened branches in Beverley, Bridlington and Driffield over the last few years to meet strong demand for our services from existing and new customers in our home region and further afield.

Our 130-strong team comprises expert solicitors and skilled support staff, working together to obtain the best outcomes.

We have a national, as well as a local profile, and director and senior solicitor Bill Waddington, as immediate past chair of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, led the countrywide campaign against legal aid cuts.

Our in-house IT expertise keeps us fully abreast of new technology, bringing increased efficiency for our customers and enabling us to take the business forward.

Our first client came through the doors in 1890, the same year as the Forth Bridge opened, and as with those fabled painters, the job has been non-stop ever since.

What we do

Many of life’s challenges, such as wills and probate, house purchase, family issues and personal injury, are our bread and butter legal work.

As a long-established and respected local firm, we will guide you through these potential minefields with sensitivity and scrupulous attention to detail, if possible trying to resolve problems without conflict.

We are the people to ask about the day-to-day legal matters. We can help you in nine core fields of law, covering almost every eventuality.

It is the nature of law that you never quite know what’s around the corner and our solicitors are always ready to take on the big headline challenges, sometimes winning against the odds.

Successes include £multimillion medical negligence claims and reuniting a mother with her three children who had been abducted to Afghanistan.

Our team

Our starting point is that clients deserve the best possible advice and representation.

From domestic matters to business deals, defence advocacy to medical negligence and personal injury, you will find us easy to talk to and absolutely clear about finding the way forward for you.

We bring the brightest minds into the practice, whether experienced or new entrants, and our bespoke trainee solicitor programme provides a route to successful careers for newly qualified law graduates who often move on to senior positions.

Our story

We have opened three branches outside Hull during the recent years with the aim of expanding our geographical area and getting close to our existing East Riding client base.

Williamsons merged with Driffield solicitors Iveson Atkin in 2006. In 2012 we strengthened our position in Bridlington by taking over the office and staff of Stuart Smith & Burnett when they closed down and did the same with the Davis Davidson offices in Beverley in 2016.

In an administrative change, we ceased being a partnership in 2010 and became a limited company.

Our beginnings go back to Hull solicitors George Samuel Williamson and Robert Henry Winter coming together in 1890 to form their partnership. During the previous year, Mr Winter had finished his term as president of Hull Incorporated Law Society and the list of his fellow presidents of that era include many other familiar names still practising in the region today.

We expanded by organic growth and amalgamations, and firms such as Stephenson & Hepton, Edward Dales and Baxter, Richard Witty, Lowson and Bullock, Moxon & Co, Bird & Clarke and Andrew M Turner & Co are among those that become part of Williamsons.

Throughout this long history, we have continued to provide a comprehensive legal service to private and commercial clients.

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4.87 Average

85 Reviews

Deborah V

Very satisfied with the outcome. Settled out of court.(medical negligence) A Big thankyou too Wayne Walker highly recomend

Sarah

Very professional service and gave me peace of mind.. would highly recommend

Mr & M

Williamsons were recommended to us and we have not been disappointed. Our sale & purchase was very stressful due to the incompetencies of other legal professionals and estate agents however Williamsons have done their utmost to push them to complete. Communication has been excellent throughout and the team, particularly Samantha and Jane, have worked tirelessly on our case. My husband and I highly recommend Williamsons for your conveyancing needs.

Diane T

Throughout the whole time that my case was ongoing, Williamsons Solicitors have been excellent in their care and service. All matters have been dealt with in great clarity. They are very approachable and everything has been explained in a manner easy to comprehend. I can thoroughly recommend Williamsons to act for others.

Money A

Excellent service. Communication throughout my conveyancing. Value for money. Would definitely recommend this company.

Daniel

Very professional. Very friendly and just great at what they do

Chris

Re Gordon Sewell We received excellent advice at a time of great stress and Gordon was able to react to situations quickly throughout the process.

Anonymous

Fantastic Service received throughout the buying and selling process of our property. Regular updates received by phone or email. Any queries were dealt with swiftly, never had to pester for information. Jane and her colleague Sam went above and beyond to ensure our experience was smooth running. Would highly recommend to others to use Williamsons for any conveyancing matters.

Tom W

over the years that i have dealt with Williamsons solicitors,every time there have succeeded from the conveyancing team to the wills and probate team and the most recent gordon sewell at the civil litigation team ,outstanding professional legal experience along with a winning optimistic way forward. He took on a big challenge and with his knowledge and Williamsons 100+ year experience he won. I would recommend Williamsons solicitors to anyone and to gordon and the team ,a real credit to a local firm that stands out from all the rest.

Anonymous

Thank you for my first home buying process very smooth! I felt that you were on top of everything with good communication throughout.

Mr A Y

I was kept informed at all time. And was treated very well. My claim was dealt with excellently and was more than happy with the result.

Nicola O

The service I received was first class. Always professional, but kind and caring too. Mr Gray worked very hard for us and we achieved a great result.

Tim B

Professional approach from start to finish with a personal feel to my case that helped me through the ups and downs of the intense times. Would recommend Gordon and williamsons to anyone in need of a firm that was there from start to finish Thanks again tim

Anonymous

I was very happy with the service I received, everything was deal with very efficiently

Barry G

Gordon Sewell was fantastic went above and beyond to get a good result. I've dealt with a few solicitors over the years but never dealt with a solicitor that will get in the oppositions face to get his point the clients point and for me that drive and determination was key to him winning my case. Gordon Sewell is a credit to williamsons solicitors and I personally would like to thank him and the team for there tremendous hard work.

Carla K

Extremely helpful and professional. Very understanding and patient.

Chris D

We were so grateful for the help afforded to us by Gordon Sewell. He kept us well informed at all times. We would highly recommend them to anyone as they are so efficient and competent.

Kate P

I can’t thank Tim Slow enough for everything he has done for me. He fought when I felt like nobody believed in me. Every step of the way he was there when I was down and he was there whenever I needed to get anything off my chest. Not only is he a brilliant solicitor, he’s a very caring sympathetic gentleman. He changed my life for the better and made sure myself and my daughter felt secure. The barrister that Tim used (Andy Pratt) was so professional yet so caring and sympathetic and they all genuinely wanted the best for me. Tim used Mr Pickersgill as a medical expert and I am so grateful I met him. I finally felt that people believed me and wanted me to get better. Thank you all so so much.

Maria J

My case for a personal injury claim was prolonged. However at each step I was informed of progress or lack of, and exchanges with the other parties. My solicitor, Claire, was always supportive and honest with me in her opinion of possible outcomes, and her advice in our discussions gave me confidence. I have used Williamsons on previous occasions, for my own will and a will bequest, and have found them to be professional, solicitous and efficient.

Dr H

Excellent service

Mr and Mrs Parson

Expert knowledge in the field advice was given. Fast and efficient. Excellent service.

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