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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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4.83 Average

66 Reviews

Dr H

Excellent service

Mr and Mrs Parson

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

Mr Todd a

Williamsons through Richard Bancroft and his team gave me a very professional conveyancing package which was stress free at a very competitive price. I would recommend to anyone purchasing or selling a house to use Williamsons.

Mr and Mrs Stewart

They were faultless. Determined.well worth the money. I am recomending the to the two residents who are selling appartments in my block.

Roger

On contacting you to make an appointment, the receptionist was very helpful. On arrival for our appointment again reception was very friendly. On meeting Gordon, he quickly understood our case and we realised that we were being advised by an expert in the field of defamation. His letter to Pinkney Grunwells Solicitors, Bridlington, put an immediate stop to the harassment that the Bridlington U3A committee had received from their client over the previous six months. Many thanks.

Mrs J F

Tim Slow at Williamsons help us through a very difficult time in our lives. Professional at all times whilst still been human and considering how as a family we felt.

Roger G

Williamsons Solicitors made me happy due to the fact they always called me back when they said they would , very efficient and professional from start to finish . i would definitely use them again if needed and recommend them thank you all again for you help and support Best Wishes Roger

Miss S

Throughout the 3 years my case was dealt with great care, and I was well informed with what was going on. Walliamson Solictors, is a great organised and exprienced firm. Please keep it up. God bless you all. P

Anonymous

Gordon handled my case very well, he was well informed and explained everything to me whenever I had any questions, everything was dealt with and my issue was resolved in my favour, I would highly recommend them and I will use them if I have any future issues

Roger W

My case was handled in a very professional and courteous manner throughout and proceeded exactly as I was told it would from the very first meeting. All contact I had with you either by telephone, email or in person completely put me at ease and therefore I felt comfortable asking any questions I had about my case to which I always received full and informative answers. I was kept fully up to date at all times with the progress of the case and as to what to expect next. I have been particularly impressed with the kind and compassionate treatment of my case from all of the staff at Williamsons particularly Nick Gray who throughout was professional and understanding during this difficult time. Finally I would like to pass on my thanks to all involved with the success of my case and would not hesitate to recommend Williamsons to anyone else unfortunate enough to be in a similar position.

Mr and Mrs Wingrove

We were buying and selling property which is always stressful his ever Suzanne, Natalie and everyone we dealt with were absolutely brilliant. Kept us informed all the way through the process. Now happy in our new bungalow and have no hesitation in highly recommending Williamsons.

Malcolm C

Mr Nick Gray was very thorough, professional and compassionate in dealing with our claim.

Mrs Wilson

Efficiently dealt with.

Mr and Mrs Patrick

Always prompt responses. We completed really quickly and Richard and Beth resolved problems as soon as they occured.

Mr Snidle a

Just bought a property Sorted in just over 3 weeks we'll done Williamsons.

Jessica T

We have just moved home & used the coveyancing team for our sale & purchase! Jane & Amanda have been incredible, happy to answer any questions & despite quite a long chain made the transaction go through as quickly & as smoothly as possible. They were professional, friendly & kept us up to date every step of the way! Would highly recommend! Thanks again!

Mr Hannah

Mark Allison was a very competent solicitor that looked into everything and made the purchase of my house very strait forward. would highly recommend and would use again.

Mr and Mrs Crane

Responded quickly when required. Knowledgeable / helpful staff. Very professional

Lockwood

Brilliant could not have asked for more. Kept us informed all the way through house sale.

Mr and Mrs Crabbe

Good to have engaged a knowledgeable, local firm of solicitors with plenty of experience in flat conveyancing (new to us) so that everything proceeded smoothly.

Anonymous

MR Richard Bancroft recently handled the purchase of a property for me. He kept me informed all through the process and completed the purchase in approximately 4 weeks. I was delighted with the service.

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