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Local-born solicitors promoted to directors at East Yorkshire law firm



Williamsons Solicitors has appointed three new directors in the second phase of a significant restructuring of the firm’s management.

Wills and probate specialist Rebecca Bisby, licenced conveyancer Amanda Hewson and clinical negligence solicitor Wayne Walker, will also each lead their respective departments.

All three were born and educated in East Yorkshire and are examples of Williamsons Solicitors’ commitment to investing in local talent.

They join fellow operational and finance directors Neil Waterhouse and John Auld whose appointments were announced in January, along with established owner-directors Sarah Clubley and Jane Cousins.

The new seven-strong leadership team will develop and implement the firm’s growth plans, which include operational enhancement, service and staff development.

Williamsons is well known throughout the East Riding of Yorkshire and has a reputation for the quality of its services which are provided by a 122-strong team working from the head office in Hull, and branches in Bridlington and Driffield. 

It provides comprehensive private client law services along with a commercial law and commercial property.

Rebecca Bisby, who is a chartered fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives, said: “This hugely successful firm still has so much potential, and it is exciting to explore the opportunities with such a strong leadership team.”

Wayne Walker, who is a recognised expert in medical negligence dealing with awards ranging from a few thousand pounds to multiple millions, said that he was proud of the achievements of his department and the firm as a whole. “I am looking forward to playing a more strategic role and making a significant contribution to the development of our services,” he said.

Amanda Hewson, who joined the firm as a school leaver in 2004, said: “It is thrilling to be able to lead the department and to be made a director. The personal service provided to clients by committed staff has been a key to our success and I want to assist in building on this strength.”

Owner-director Sarah Clubley, who is also head of the family and childcare department, said that the refreshed leadership team was bringing new energy and perspectives to the firm. “I warmly welcome Wayne, Rebecca and Amanda to the board to join myself, Jane, Neil and John. This new team will be instrumental in securing continued development and success as we look after the legal interests of the people of East Yorkshire.”

Williamsons Solicitors started in Hull 133 years ago and has grown steadily through service development, expansion of its client base and acquisitions. It provides a range of essential services including crime, probate, conveyancing, family law, civil litigation, personal injury, clinical negligence and business property.

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