The intention of this site is to offer a list of solicitors operating in the area of Kingston Upon Hull. offers relevant details of Hull Solicitors, enabling users of the site to contact the solicitors of their choice, based on the supplied information.

About Solicitors In General

Solicitors are lawyers who traditionally deal with any legal matter including conducting proceedings in courts. In the United Kingdom, a few Australian states and the Republic of Ireland, the legal profession is split between solicitors and barristers (or, in Scotland, advocates), and a lawyer will usually only hold one title.

Before the unification of the Supreme Court under the Judicature Act 1873, solicitors practised in the Chancery Courts, attorneys practised in the Common Law courts and proctors practised in the Ecclesiastical Courts.

After 1873 the titles of “attorney” and “proctor” disappeared as terms relating solely to legally qualified persons, being replaced by “Solicitor of the Supreme Court” in all courts. Since the replacement of the House of Lords with the Supreme Court the full title of a solicitor is now “solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales”.

In the English legal system, solicitors traditionally dealt with any legal matter including conducting proceedings in courts although solicitors were required to engage a barrister as advocate in a High Court or above after the profession split in two.

Minor criminal cases are tried in  Magistrates’ Courts, which constitute by far the majority of courts. More serious cases start in the Magistrates Court and may then be transferred to a higher court. The majority of civil cases are tried in county courts and are almost always handled by solicitors.

Cases of higher value (£50,000.00 or above) and those of unusual complexity are tried in the High Court, and the advocates in the High Court were until recently[when?] barristers engaged by solicitors to assist. Barristers, as the other branch of the English legal profession, have traditionally carried out the functions of advocacy in the High Court and Crown Court and Court of Appeal.

However, barristers have now lost this exclusivity and solicitors may now extend their advocacy to such courts. In the past, barristers did not deal with the public directly. This rigid separation no longer applies. Solicitor advocates with extended rights of audience may now act as advocates at all levels of the courts.

Conversely, the public may now hire and interact with a barrister directly in certain types of work without having to go to a solicitor first.

Regulatory scheme

Solicitors in England and Wales who wish to practise must pay an annual fee to obtain a Practising Certificate. This fee is paid to the Law Society of England and Wales, which represents the profession.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority though funded by solicitors mandatory annual fees to the Law Society act independently of the Law Society, but together make up the complete system of professional regulation for solicitors. Complaints about solicitors if not satisfactorily resolved by the solicitors’ firm may be made to the Legal Ombudsman.   [edit] Training and qualifications

The training and qualification required to enter the profession by being admitted as a solicitor is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. There are two graduate routes of entry into the profession. Prospective solicitors holding a qualifying law degree  proceed to enrol with the Law Society as a student member and study the Legal Practice Course.

Those holding a non law degree but one which is a “qualifying degree” must in addition completed a conversion course  prior to enrolling on the Legal Practice Course. Once the Legal Practice Course has been completed, the prospective solicitor usually must then undertake two years’ apprenticeship, known as a training contract, with a firm entitled to take trainee solicitors.

The training contract was formerly known as an articled clerkship.   It is also possible to qualify as a solicitor without having attended university by being admitted as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives (FILEX), and thereafter completing the required number of years of practical experience, and studying for the Legal Practice Course.

For more information please refer to the full article on Wikipedia


Hull Solicitors

1. Lockings Solicitors
St Mary’s Court
Tel: 01482 300200  / 0845 50 50 025  Email:
Conveyancing,Commercial,  Property,  Disputes, Employment, Family Law, Licensing,
Personal Injury,Wills and Probate

2. Burstalls Solicitors
Ocean Chambers
54 Lowgate
Hu1 1JF
Tel : 01682 621800
Conveyancing, Civil Litigation, Family Law, Probate, Employment

3. Rollits
Wilberforce Court
High Street
Tel: 01482 323239
Family Law, Social Housing, Commercial Law, Dispute Resolution, Matrimonial

4. Myer Wolff
King William House
Tel: 01482
Conveyancing,  Employment & Redundancy, Wills & Probate, Divorce & Family Law,
Civil Litigation, Commercial Leases

5. Andrew Jackson
Essex House
Manor Street
tel: 01482 325242
fax: 01482 212974
Corporate/Commercial, Real Estate, Family Conveyancing, Tax Trusts, Employment,
Health & Safety, Employment, Litigation Dispute Resolution, Insolvency

6. Payne & Payne
Hanover House
Alfred Gelder Street
Tel: 01482 422825
Family Law, Crime & Traffic Offences, Wills & Probate, Property/ Business  Sales  & Purchases, Personal Injury, 

7. Williamsons Solicitors
45 Lowgate
Tel: 01482 424345
Conveyancing, Family / Divorce Lawyers, Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Compensation  Claims,
 Business Law

8. Graham & Rosen Solicitors
8 Parliament Street
Tel: 01482 421484 /421734
Conveyncing, Business Lawyers, Personal Injury, Employment Law, Wills & Administration, Matrimonial & Family Law

9. MacNamara Moore & Shaw
99 Princes Avenue
Tel: 01482 422816
Conveyancing, Compensation & Accident Claims, Medical Negligence, Personal Injury,
Wills & Probate, Free Home Visits

10. Brooke Williams Solicitors
1 Parliament Street
Tel: 01482 610886
Family Law,  Divorce Law, Domestic Violence, Mediation Services