Ian Williamson

Ian Williamson


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Ian Williamson


Ian is a partner in the firm’s disputes team, based in the Bristol City Centre office. He specialises in probate and property disputes.

Examples of his expertise include:

  • Will Disputes
  • Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claims
  • Disputes over Real Property in Estates
  • Trusts of Land Disputes (TOLATA)
  • Trusts Disputes
  • Disputes between Executors, Trustees and Beneficiaries
  • Professional Negligence claims involving Wills, Trusts and Estates

"My experience with Wards Solicitors was excellent, both members of your team that I dealt with were ethical and ensured I understood the process. I will use Wards again should I need."

Ian says: “I bring over 20 years’ experience and a successful track record… clients tell me that they take comfort from knowing that they have a legal expert standing alongside them, through challenging times.”

Legal 500 rankings

Legal 500 2024 Recommended for Contentious Trusts and Probate.

Ian Williamson is described as ‘friendly, professional, and hardworking. Very quick to communicate and reply to any emails with a same-day response. Works hard to get things done. Very knowledgeable.’

Previous Years

Ian Williamson has been described in the Legal 500 as:

“bright and tactically minded, very thorough and well prepared, and likewise friendly and humane”,

‘calm personified’ and ‘unflappable’,

a ‘determined litigator’

Qualifications and Experience

  • Humanities degree (1st Class) 1987
  • MA Philosophy 1988
  • Ph.D German Philosophy 1991
  • Qualified as a Solicitor in 1995
  • Member of The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)
  • Member of the Property Litigation Association 
  • Has specialised in Disputes since 1997

Supervised by Elizabeth Fry