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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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4.89 Average

163 Reviews

Anonymous

Its always difficult when you are selling a house but even more so when it is a probate sale. Williamsons have handled my sale with sensitivity and efficiency and have supported me throughout the process.

Mr & M

Very efficient, prompt replies to queries, show good team work and a very reasonable bill at the end.

Mr D A

I was given an efficient, friendly and courteous appointment.

Mr and Mrs Lang

Thorough and commendable.

Mr & M

Professional,helpful and friendly staff we use Williamson's for all legal matters.

Mrs Yvonne K

Suzanne Spooner was excellent. She kept me informed of progress and the whole stressful process of selling one’s house went as smoothly as possible.

Miss L

We were very impressed by Theresa's thorough approach. We are very confident that our conveyancing was carried out to perfection.

Sarah B

Fantastic service from Susan and her team dealing with the sale of the house. Easily contactable for any queries and would definitely recommend them.

Andrew H

Very thorough, helpful throughout and ensured no undue delays.

Mr Nicholls

Once again a smooth transaction thanks to Beth at Williamsons. Will certainly be using again. Thanks

Mr and Mrs Allgood

We were delighted with the service we received. Each time it was necessary to make contact we received a prompt response. As existing clients we would not hesitate to use this service again.

Anonymous

We instructed Williamsons to carry out the conveyancing on our house purchase. Gemma was excellent, keeping us up to date with the progress made towards completion by email and sending us the relevant paper work. She made us aware of any issues and suggested a course of action. We would highly recommend using Williamsons.

Mrs Ward

Jane Cousins and her colleagues were absolutely brilliant! They were extremely patient and helpful and kept us up to date by email whenever necessary!! She promised to hold my hand through the process of buying and selling our homes and certainly did! We cannot thank her and Emma and Rebecca enough!!! Thank you all very much!! Sheilah/Owen Ward

Ms D

Very happy with the service provided both on my sale and purchase. Thank you

Dr P

Straightforward, efficient, clear, well-informed.

Mr Francis

Exemplary service. Kept me up to date throughout the process. Carefully explained any difficulties or technical issues. Brilliant service

Anonymous

Very helpful & prompt service! Nothing was too much trouble. Can highly recommend

Mr and Mrs Jarvis

Handled our sale and purchase extremely well, first class.

Mr and Mrs Green

We were delighted with the service we received. Although unable to speak to our designated officer Mrs Spooner, her assistant Natalie was always on hand to advise, particularly relevant on the final day when exchange and completion took place at the same time. A difficult period, not being helped by the long-distance, was made as easy as such a situation could ever be. Thank you.

Mrs Margaret W

I am new to Williamsons, my first time with them. It’s been a positive efficient and friendly experience. So much so that I won’t be going any where else in future. Thank you to all at Williamsons!

Brian R

This is the third housing transaction Williamsons has done for me in the last year and I have been very satisfied with the proceedings . I particularly admire the capability and knowledge of Suzanne Spooner who is a very smart lady.