Sonja Williams – Disputes and Litigation Partner

Photo of Sonja Williams Disputes and Litigation PartnerI am a Partner in the Disputes & Litigation team, with over 25 years’ experience of acting for individuals and businesses. I am a specialist in both Family Law and Disputes & Litigation and provide practical and cost-effective advice to resolve your disputes.

In Family Law the preferred approach is conciliatory rather than aggressive – I will help you resolve issues around your children, your home and your finances in a constructive and non-confrontational way.

Sometimes however a more robust approach is required and on those occasions I will help you with often-complex Court proceedings.

In the same way, when helping with other types of disputes and legal problems, my expertise is in being sufficiently versatile to take either a conciliatory approach or to take a more robust attitude – and to switch between the two to achieve a satisfactory outcome.

During our first discussion I will usually be able to answer the following three basic questions:
“Do I have a case?”, “What are my options?” and “What will it cost?”

We will discuss what it is that you want to achieve and what kind of approach you would prefer to take. The risks and costs of those different approaches can be outlined, so that you can then make an informed choice about the course of action.

Having managed my own firm, I am conscious of the commercial demands on the business client and in some circumstances may encourage parties to consider mediation as it can deliver a much more cost-effective resolution for some commercial disputes. I will refer you to the mediation service best suited to your case and advise you along the way.

In disputes involving more complex types of work, with numerous possible outcomes at each stage, I am happy to discuss fees at each stage, so that you are in control of your legal fees and can make your own cost/benefit decisions.

Different problems need different solutions and whatever the nature of your legal dispute, whether personal or commercial, defendant or claimant, employer or employee, I can help you resolve it.

Call today on 01284 701131
or email

Services for Business

  • Commercial Disputes
  • Debt collection
  • Employment law
  • Landlord and tenant dilapidation claims

Services for You

  • Family Law
  • Employment law
  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Personal injury
  • Inheritance disputes
  • Boundary disputes

Memberships & Accreditations

  • Law Society Family Law Accreditation Scheme
  • Law Society Lawyers for Your Business Scheme
  • Resolution Family Lawyer

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External Interests & Community Involvement

  • Trustee and Treasurer of an active Village Association which fundraises for local charities.
  • Trustee of “Support Squad”, supporting the music-making and care of the singers in the Voice Squad, a National award-winning Youth Choir based in Bury St Edmunds.

I am supported by

Christine ClarkeChristine Clark

I joined Partridge & Wilson as a temp in 2004, before then being taken on as a secretary to Sonja and have worked for her ever since and joined Burnett Barker Solicitors in October of 2012 when we merged.

Since 2007, after cancer treatment, I have reduced my working week to just 4 days and within those days I assist Sonja in any way possible.  I normally work until 2.30pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday so will not be available after that time.

I am a very happy mother and grandmother which takes up most of my leisure time.