Williamsons is an innovative law firm created by Michael Williamson who has over thirty years experience as a litigation and dispute resolution solicitor, most of those as a partner or owner of a legal practice. As well as a broad range of business and private disputes we deal with specific contentious areas of employment and personal injury. We are also pleased to offer corporate, commercial and residential property services, personal estate planning & administration.

"Michael is passionate about looking after his clients, provides a very professional service, knows his stuff, charges rural rates but provides city service. All round great service from someone you can talk to easily." - Stephen Ward, MD Clerksroom - more recommendations...

Michael Williamson

Michael WilliamsonMichael grew up in the Lancashire seaside town of Southport, not too many years ago! In fact he has the distinction of being a Sandgrounder, three generations born in the town. After leaving King George V Grammar School he gained a degree in law at Liverpool University and studied for his Solicitor’s Final Examination in Chester.

The big leap south came in 1984 when he joined Clarke Willmott where he progressed from trainee to equity partner in the course of the next seven years. He was a founder of The Stokes Partnership and Managing Partner and Head of Litigation there for over eleven years before forming Williamsons in December 2009.

Michael has lived in Crewkerne for the last thirty plus years, most of those with his long-suffering wife, Donna, and their three children. When he is not busy around the home and garden or in front of a computer, Michael will be found practising archery, having a quiet half with friends or perhaps picking up a curry!

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Memberships and accreditations

Lexcel CQS



What our clients say...

“It's hard to improve on such a good service.”
Commercial client, Yeovil

“Outstanding organisation with some exceptional staff”
SM, Crewkerne

“I very much enjoyed the no-nonsense & straight talking approach.”
AW, Crewkerne

“Approachable, capable and responsive professionals.”
RN, Crewkerne

“Issues are always attended to quickly and advice is given in language that is easy to understand. A very approachable law firm”
National retailer

“Williamsons have been fantastic in making the process run smoothly.”
PH, Crewkerne

“Sympathetic to the situation and gave first class advice.”
AJ, Crewkerne

“Quick to respond to all enquiries however small. Helpful advice in easy to understand language (unusual for lawyers!). The service is first class.”
JS, Somerset

“As ever, the level of service has been excellent.”
BD, Somerset

“Always get a prompt response and pragmatic advice. Very pleased that you are open about where you are not the best support for us.”
Commercial Client, Bristol

“Straight to the point, no unnecessary work, efficient and hard-hitting with the opposition. Open an office in Bristol - Bristol needs this new way of legal practice!”
DT, Bristol

“Very prompt and the people were easy to deal with. I couldn't have asked for a better service.”
TS, Somerset

“Quality and speed of service - superb”
Commercial client, Yeovil

“How lovely to get a proper set of instructions from a proper set of solicitors!”
Personal injury barrister

“I felt that my redundancy was as important to MRW as it was to me. All paperwork was completed very quickly.”
DA, Somerset

“You and your team guided me through the process kindly and without blame. I cannot tell you what that meant.”
CP, Bucks

“Thank you for all that you have done...I always knew that I was in very capable hands and - yes - I was thrilled.”
LJ, Somerset

“I am truly in admiration of your commitment, determination, focus - and some compassion at the right time. Thank you.”
CW, Somerset

“Your performance overall has been exemplary.Thanks again for your professional counsel and stalwart support. I am very happy.”
LF, Somerset

“Damn!! You're good. They just rang. Agreed, move out! Worth every penny!”
RM, London

“As always - advice spot on”
National Retailer

“Very pleased with the service provided, especially the speed and accuracy of all email communication.”
CE, Somerset

“Spot on service and always on the case.”
Construction client, Yeovil

“Superb and so very helpful in my time of need - sorted everything out for me.”
PL, Oxfordshire

“Always a superb service from Williamsons”
SL, Yeovil wholesaler

“A quick and efficient exercise”
AV, Taunton

“Altogether a very easy business to use”
AW, Crewkerne

“It's a pleasure to find someone so understanding and co-operative”
EW, Crewkerne

“Thanks for your sensible advice which resulted in quick resolution of my dispute”
LD, Surrey

“Such a professional yet approachable service”
MT, Crewkerne

“You were prompt in dealing with our initial request for assistance and kept us fully informed of progress throughout the process.”
JG, Crewkerne

“I've always been scared of solicitors but you seem like a normal person”
KM, Merriott

“Friendly and helpful staff..a relaxed atmosphere at stressful times”
LB, Yeovil

“Always thorough and easy to speak to.”
Commercial client, South-West

“Wouldn't trust my affairs with any other firm. Awesome, simply awesome.”
PH, Crewkerne

“Friendly and approachable staff - always an efficient response”
LB, Yeovil

“Prompt and professional service. Friendly and welcoming with lots of advice and guidance”
MG, Dorchester

“Very happy with every aspect of the service”
RM, Hardington

“Personal service and easy process”
MS, Taunton

“We liked the friendly atmosphere and straightforward explanations”
Mr & Mrs S, Bridport

“You were excellent!”
ST, West Sussex

“Consistently excellent help and communication throughout”
AJ, Sherborne

“The good news just keeps flooding in! What marvellous lawyers you are.”
Institutional client - Yeovil

“Excellent communication throughout. Great advice given. Regular updates on cost.”
MJ, Ilminster

“Professional but friendly”
AW, Crewkerne

“Clear expectations and fair pricing. Most of all you got us a positive outcome!”
SK, Kent

“The firm has a high level of compliance. The Lexcel standard is well embedded in every day practice.”
Law Society Lexcel inspector

“Polite and helpful – quick and efficient service”
KE, Merriott

“It's been a pleasure selling a house through you!”
PB, Bath

“Friendly and approachable.Dealt with everything very quickly and efficiently.”
JN, Crewkerne

“I was very happy, how everything was handled. It was all explained to me in terms I could understand.”
JF, Martock

“The usual top quality service!”
SL, Yeovil

“Everyone was kind and helpful and answered all our questions. I can see why Williamsons has such a good reputation!”
Mr & Mrs H, Crewkerne

“So friendly and helpful. We’ve used two previous solicitors for conveyancing as well as having dealt with other parties' solicitors and there is no comparison in quality of service.”
Mr & Mrs T, Hatch Beauchamp

“Very efficient and polite - great team !”
NH, Crewkerne

“Really nice to deal with”
VF, Ilminster

“Great communications throughout..Alison handled everything perfectly, and I felt assured and confident throughout. She was always on the ball and quick to follow up any problems. I was delighted how smooth she made the process”
AJ, Ilminster

“You achieved everything you set out to do - and in record time ! Consequently we were very happy”
J&JH, Ilminster

“Very prompt, friendly service”
Mr & Mrs P, Chiselborough

“I have been so impressed with the swift and steady way you have dealt with this and will definitely be recommending you in the future.”
NG, Crewkerne

“Communication was excellent and always prompt.”
N&PC, Teignmouth

“You handled our property sale perfectly - excellent service.”
MS, Crewkerne

“Thank you very much for all your kindness and support. I will definitely recommend you to friends, colleagues and family members.”
TB, Crewkerne

“Pleased with the service you provided. It was painless from start to finish.”
Mr & Mrs H, Templecombe

“The best thing was the overall feeling of integrity and decency that came across in our dealings with you.”
LG, Weymouth

“I would also like to say that often law professionals are seen by members of the public in a negative way and that they just want your money but your helpful free advice helped me so much. I was struggling mentally and emotionally with this situation and your response to my email helped me so much.”

“Everything in plain English - not jargon that nobody understands”
SR, Yeovil