Solicitors in Witham

Originally established in Maldon in 1884, Bright & Sons Solicitors has since branched out to surrounding areas, with offices located in Witham and Tiptree to provide the wider community with high-quality legal advice. With both a local and further afield client base, including Essex, London, the South East and beyond.

At Bright & Sons Solicitors, we are continuously moving forward through investment and development of the business. We are well recognised for our top-quality advice and professional, sensitive service that is tailored for each client no matter their circumstances. The needs of our clients are incredibly important to us, and our team work hard to make sure those needs are understood and met.

Bright & Sons Solicitors is Lexcel accredited by the Law Society for the high quality of our practice standards and client care.

Our personal legal services in Witham include:

Our business legal services in Witham include:

We also help clients with legal services relating to agricultural and rural businesses.

If you are interested in our legal services, whether you are a personal or business client, we will be happy to assist. Please use our contact details below to get in touch, and we can discuss your needs further.

Looking for information about our legal fees? You can follow the link here to find our pricing guide.

Witham Office87-91 Newland Street ,Witham ,Essex ,CM8 1AD,+Witham+CM8+1AD,+UK/@51.7984658,0.6369231,567m/14
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    • Witham Office
      • 87-91 Newland Street
      • Witham
      • Essex
      • CM8 1AD

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 5:30pm

Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Please note our offices will be closed from 12.30pm on Friday 16 September for our office summer party. We will also be closed on Monday 19 September for the funeral of HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

Directions for visiting our Witham Office


Our Witham office has convenient free onsite parking.

Public transport

Our Witham office is fortunately situated directly by Newland Street bus stop, which is served by a number of local bus routes, including the 38, 38A, 39, 71, 71A, 71C 71D 71X, 72, 90, 505, 525, 594 and 621

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At Bright & Sons Solicitors, we believe that accessibility should be for all. That is why in all our offices, including our Witham office, we have disabled access. If you have any further requirements regarding accessibility when visiting our Witham office, please contact us in advance, and we will do our best to appropriately accommodate you.

Personal legal services offered by our solicitors in Witham

Child law

Our team at Witham are Law Society accredited for Children Law and have specialist knowledge of both public and private child law proceedings. Our solicitors will provide the necessary support throughout the process as we understand the stressfulness of such cases.

Our child law solicitors in Witham can advise on matters including:

  • Child arrangements orders
  • Care orders
  • Supervision orders
  • Defending allegations of child abuse or neglect
  • Child protection conferences
  • Placement orders
  • Adoption orders
  • Special guardianship orders
  • Wardship and orders under inherent jurisdiction

Find out more about our child law services.


No matter the type of property buyer you are, our solicitors will provide the reliable advice and conveyancing service you need. Our Witham team hold the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) accreditation, providing assurance that your property matters are being dealt with by true experts.

Our conveyancing lawyers in Witham can advise on matters including:

  • Purchase and sale of residential freehold and leasehold property
  • New build
  • Re-mortgages
  • Transfer of ownership of property/gifts of property
  • Lease extensions
  • Help to buy
  • Shared ownership
  • Adverse possession

Find out more about our conveyancing services.


Our considerate solicitors can help with all aspects of planning your Will and estate. We have experience in more complicated matters, including high value and complex assets, always ensuring that your wishes are understood with the utmost sensitivity. Our team includes full members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), as well as the Law Society’s Probate Section and Solicitors for the Elderly (SfE).

Our Wills solicitors in Witham can advise on the following matters:

  • Making and updating Wills
  • Mirror Wills
  • Codicils to Wills
  • Inheritance Tax planning
  • Protection from care home fees
  • Providing for children from previous marriages and blended families
  • Appoint guardians for children
  • Providing for underage and vulnerable dependants
  • Succession planning
  • Heritage assets
  • Overseas assets
  • Changing a Will
  • Laws of intestacy

Find out more about our Wills services.


Our team have particular expertise assisting with all types of trusts, covering straightforward to more challenging scenarios. We can help to choose the right trust for you, your beneficiaries, and your personal circumstances.

Our trusts solicitors can advise on the following matters:

  • Setting up trusts
  • Advice for trustees
  • Advice for beneficiaries
  • Interpreting trust terms
  • Winding up trusts
  • Resolving trust disputes

Find out more about our trusts services.


We recognise that handling probate and the administration of a loved one’s estate can be an emotional process, especially when you are grieving their loss. Our solicitors can take on the entire role or provide support to help lessen any stress so that you have more time to focus on other more important concerns.

Our probate lawyers in Witham can advise on matters including:

  • Grant of probate
  • Gathering and valuing assets
  • Inheritance Tax reporting and payment
  • Paying liabilities on an estate
  • Distributing of estate assets
  • Estate accounts
  • Estate administration for intestacy (where there is no Will)

Find out more about our probate services.  

Power of Attorney

Unfortunately, the future of our health is unknown to all. That is why it is beneficial to create a Power of Attorney in case you are one day unable to make judgements regarding your health or finances. Our team can help you draft the Power of Attorney and select an appropriate and trusted person to act as your Attorney.

Our Power of Attorney lawyers in Witham can advise on matters including:

  • General Power of Attorney
  • Lasting Power of Attorney – Property and Finances
  • Lasting Power of Attorney – Welfare
  • Appointeeship
  • Existing Enduring Powers of Attorney

Find out more about our Power of Attorney services.

Court of Protection

When someone loses the capacity to manage their affairs, it can be very worrying for those who care about them. We can help to authorise a trusted close person to take on the management of their affairs and implement other beneficial actions for the vulnerable person.

Our Court of Protection lawyers in Witham can advise on matters including:

  • Applications to become a Court of Protection deputy
  • Acting as a Court of Protection deputy
  • Statutory Wills
  • Applications to sell property
  • Other one-off applications to deal with specific matters
  • Contentious Court of Protection matters

Find out more about our Court of Protection services.

Personal dispute resolution

Disputes can be costly as well as time-consuming, often leaving those involved financially stressed and worried about the potential outcome. We have frequently assisted clients involved in disputes, lessening their stress and helping to achieve favourable outcomes outside of court.

Our personal dispute resolution solicitors in Witham can assist on matters including:

  • Property disputes
  • Debt recovery
  • Wills and trusts disputes
  • Residential landlord and tenant disputes

Find out more about our personal dispute resolution services.

Business legal services offered by our solicitors in Witham

Business law

Legal advice is essential for any business and its survival. Tailored advice to assist in the journey forward can help a business to operate efficiently, create important relationships, and achieve more profit. Our team are well experienced in business law and can provide the advice you need to help your business thrive. 

Our commercial solicitors in Witham can advise on matters including:

  • Commercial contracts and agreements
  • Business terms and conditions
  • Partnership agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Investment agreements
  • Business acquisitions and disposals
  • Share buybacks
  • Corporate reorganisations

Find out more about our business law services.

Commercial property

Looking to invest in real estate can be beneficial, but it can often involve complex legal and technical matters. Our team will take the time to understand your needs and provide expert advice to efficiently support you, including finding the right deals and terms and always considering any future issues that could potentially occur.

Our commercial property lawyers in Witham can advise on matters including:

  • Option agreements
  • Promotion agreements
  • Land development
  • Secured lending
  • Acquisition and disposal of freehold and leasehold business premises

Find out more about our commercial property services.

Commercial dispute resolution

Any type of dispute within a business can be problematic, especially if there is the possibility of damaging its reputation. We understand that it is vital to resolve business disputes in a quick and professional manner whilst maintaining your businesses reputation.

Our commercial disputes team are committed to resolving disputes without disruption to your business and will always aim for private resolutions rather than formal court proceedings. However, if not possible, we can provide experienced support for taking court action.

Our commercial dispute resolution solicitors in Witham can advise on matters including:

  • Construction disputes
  • Debt recovery
  • Professional negligence
  • Commercial landlord and tenant
  • Partnership and company disputes

Find out more about our commercial dispute resolution services.

Agricultural and rural business services offered by our solicitors in Witham

We recognise that agricultural and rural business matters can be complex but extremely important to farming families, especially when they are passed down through generations. Since the beginning of Bright & Sons Solicitors, we have been assisting farmers across the area; we truly understand this sector and have the expertise to help.

Our solicitors in Tiptree can assist with agricultural and rural business matters, including:

  • The purchase, sale and leasing of farmland
  • Wayleave agreements and access agreements with utilities for major infrastructure projects
  • Partnership agreements
  • Succession planning
  • Divorce and its impact on the farming business
  • The diversification of farming businesses to provide alternative income streams
  • Contract farming and share farming agreements
  • The letting of cottages and buildings

Find out more about our agricultural and rural business services.

Local legal resources for Witham residents

Chelmsford Magistrates' Court and Family Court

This court handles cases including adoption, childcare arrangements, divorce, domestic abuse and more.

Find out more about Chelmsford Magistrates' Court and Family Court.

Braintree, Halstead & Witham Citizens Advice Bureau

The local Citizens Advice can provide general advice for a range of legal and other personal matters. You can find more information here.

Contact our Witham solicitors

To discuss any legal needs with us, please contact our solicitors in Witham by calling 01376 512338, or you can make an online enquiry, and we will get back to you promptly.