Law is our Business. It has been since 1867.
The firm was founded in Brierley Hill in 1867 by William Waldron. He practiced in the High Street from offices by the old police station. It was the year that the US purchased Alaska from Russia, Wilbur Wright was born and Nobel patented dynamite. Our firm is older than Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s and the BBC, and is one of the longest established law firms in the country.
William was later joined by his son Edward Waldron so the firm became ‘William Waldron & Son’. Edward joined the practice after war time service in 1945, before being joined by his son John in 1965 and then another of his sons, Peter, in 1975.
When the firm started things were very different. Type writers were not in use so letters and documents were handwritten. There was no telephone and only a limited postal service. The pace of work was the opposite of instant responses now expected and given.
Over the years the firm expanded taking in practices in Lye, Kingswinford, Dudley, Cradley Heath, Walsall and Worcester, and also opening in Cheltenham. Although the firm has now over 100 employees it maintains its historical values of being focused on people, both as clients and the individuals working in it.
We are a multidisciplinary practice providing specialist legal services to Individuals and Businesses.
For Individuals, we offer advice on a wide range of legal issues. We have a Compensation department advising on Personal Injury and Medical Negligence claims, a Conveyancing department to assist people who are buying or selling properties, an Employment department to assist individuals in dispute with their employers and a Private Client department who can assist people plan and deal with their Estates and Powers of Attorney. We also offer assistance in General Litigation and Legal Aid cases, including cases involving child custody where local authorities have become involved, and we are able to help in any type of Criminal Defence case.
For Businesses, we are able to assist and advise on a wide range of commercial issues. We have a Commercial Property department to assist with commercial transaction, a Corporate department who are able to assist with the sale or purchase of businesses, and a specialist Telecoms team who are on hand to assist landowners and landlords with any telecoms/phone mast enquiries. Our Employment department also advise businesses on employment issues, providing proactive and commercially sensible advice to businesses on all areas of employment law.
We are a long-established firm, based in the heart of the Black Country with a wider presence across the West Midlands, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire. We have over 150 years’ experience in providing specialist legal advice, representing individuals and businesses across the country.
Throughout our history, we have found that there are three things that our clients value most, and for every one of our clients we guarantee that:
- We will be clear on costs, 100% of the time.
- We will get the job done as quickly as we can.
- We will ensure that you have direct access to your lawyer.
Where we are Now
Waldrons have seen strong growth in the past ten years, taking over Lumsdons Solicitors in Worcester, and Williams & Cole Solicitors in Walsall, both of which saw us form permanent presences in Worcester City Centre and Walsall Town Centre. More recently, the firm amalgamated with Birmingham-based Trinity Law Partnership, a specialist Personal Injury practice. This has led to the firm acting for institutional clients, including the Police Federation of England & Wales and Community Trade Union.
Our firm has a number of specialist accreditations; the Law Society have accredited us for Clinical Negligence, Children Law, Criminal Litigation, Family Law and Conveyancing. Our Personal Injury team are ranked in the Chambers & Partners Legal Directory, recognising their skills and the service they provide to clients. The firm also takes pride in having held Lexcel accreditation since 2005; this is the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark for client care, compliance and practice management.
Parallel to our ongoing growth, we remain committed to providing the highest quality client care. Client care is paramount to us, and we take pride in ensuring that our clients are satisfied with the service we provide to them. We also remain committed to exploring new ways to assist our clients and provide even better levels of service.
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunities employer. Our latest diversity data can be downloaded by clicking here.