Hull-based Williamsons Solicitors has opened its third East Yorkshire branch office.
The practice has moved into premises formerly occupied by Davis Davidson Solicitors in the iconic Tower House in Beverley.
David Davidson closed its doors at the end of March 2016. The firm’s employees will be re-employed by Williamsons with several personnel reaching retirement. Co-founding partner Steven Davidson is now working with Williamsons as a senior solicitor. His co-founder Mike Davis has retired, but will continue to work on a consultancy basis.
Williamsons previously opened branches in Driffield in 2006 and Bridlington in 2012 after forming relationships with legal practices in the two towns.
“Having a presence in Beverley means that we can now deliver services to our large client base in the town and surrounding area at a more local level,” said Williamsons’ director Bill Waddington.
“Our offices in Bridlington and Driffield have been successful in maintaining business and attracting new clients and we have every confidence we can also be successful in Beverley.
“We are pleased to welcome Steven Davidson and that Mike Davis will still be involved. They are well regarded in the town, having built a large clientele over more than 20 years in partnership.”
Davidson said that he was looking forward to working with Williamsons: “It will be very much business as usual for our existing customers, with the added benefit of the extra services and resources a bigger firm like Williamsons provides.”
Williamsons’ director Sarah Clubley said that the new branch was ideally placed close to the town centre in one if its most recognisable buildings. “It will now be a lot easier for private companies and businesses to access our range of specialist legal services,” she said.
PIC: (L-R) Bill Waddington, Sarah Clubley and Steven Davidson