Watson Ramsbottom – Providing expert knowledge – whatever your legal issue

We are a progressive high street Lancashire law firm with offices in the centre of Accrington, Blackburn, Darwen and Great Harwood offering a full range of legal services to personal and commercial clients.

Check out our list of services to the right

Our Offices


25-29 Victoria St

T: 01254 67 22 22
F: 01254 68 17 23
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25 Blackburn Rd

T: 01254 30 10 44
F: 01254 39 72 78
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33-39 Railway Rd

T: 01254 70 11 11
F: 01254 87 36 58
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Great Harwood

18a – 20 Queen St
Great Harwood

T: 01254 88 44 22
F: 01254 87 71 30
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What Our Clients Say

  • I've had the good fortune and first hand experience of flexing Jonathan's legal expertise on many occasions. Fortunately for us he has always delivered excellent results. He is extremely thorough and has an excellent track record (and proven reputation) in dealing with Landlord & Tenant matters, and we will continue to use him for the foreseeable future. Jonathan is one of those 'modern style lawyers' that speaks to you in a language you can understand, and at your own level. As well as being a 'proper nice guy' that I'm more than happy to recommend to others.
    Abdulkariim Sheekh
    Entrepreneur / Facilitator
  • Stuart provides excellent advice and assistance in Probate, Wills and Estate Planning. I have passed a number of my own client's to him and they have all been more than satisfied with the service they have received. Stuart tailors his work to the client's requirements and finances; he offers competitive experienced advice but in a straight forward manner for which the clients are always grateful. He provides the clients with affordable options to meet their needs. Stuart also manages others and you can see that they respect his knowledge and experience; he is friendly and approachable but knows when hard work and determination are required.
    Ryan Bickham
    PCB Solicitors LLP
  • Jonathan has worked for me in regards to a local charity event I helped organise on an issue concerning a supplier to the event. We found Jonathan to be punctual, hard working and extremely knowledgable in terms of the issue we faced and would highly recommend his services to other people in the future.
    Stuart Andrews
    The Online Marketing Store Ltd
  • Jonathan is capable in all areas in Litigation including Personal Injury, Debt Recovery and Commercial Dispute Resolution. Jonathan will leave no stone unturned in order to find the appropriate solution for his Clients.
    Ryan Bickham
    PCB Solicitors LLP
  • Our company has engaged Jonathan and his law firm on a number of matters. Jonathan has always provided concise legal advice that has been of great benefit. His knowledge of his subject is very impressive and yet he is able to communicate his legal advice in a way that is understandable to clients. I would have no hesitation in recommending the services of Jonathan and his team.
    Paul Lewis DipPFS
    Polygon Financial Ltd
  • Anonymous
    John Swanney is highly experienced in Care Proceedings and Matrimonial Finances. He is one of the best negotiators I have ever seen and has exceptional Advocacy skills, always able to think fast on his feet and obtain results for Clients.
  • Mateusz and Aleksandra Nowak
    I would like to thank you for getting me through the whole process of buying a new house. I had many fears and worries and I never thought it could be done so nicely and easily. It was possible because of you and your help given to me. You answered all my questions, you explained all my doubts and you were always there to help me, answer my call or reply to my email. You didn't treat me like just another client, not even for a second even if I knew I was one. You were friendly, kind, professional, helpful and patient. Thanks to you I made it without problems and now me and my wife have a new great house and we always wanted. I have not smiled for a long time recently, and your help and your actions made me smile yesterday, when we received a keys. Thanks to you. Form this place, I would like to thank you for everything you have done to me and to us, for all your help and guidance. Thank you, with all my heart.
    Mateusz and Aleksandra Nowak
  • Pauline Geraghty MBE, MSc, CQSW, ASW, BEd
    Rachel is able to make people feel at ease, helps them understand the proceedings, gives them appropriate information to make informed decisions and always treats people with respect and dignity.
    Pauline Geraghty MBE, MSc, CQSW, ASW, BEd
    Blackburn Darwen and District Womens Aid
  • Gary Rycroft
    Rachel Horman is an outstanding solicitor of her generation. Her career long activism in the field of domestic abuse marks her out as a lawyer whose technical skill is matched by a sense of justice. She has helped shape the modern law relating to coercive control and stalking and in that sense has both changed the way lawyers and society view these issues, but more importantly has helped countless individuals escape from abusive and dangerous situations.
    Gary Rycroft
  • Cath Kane
    Rachel Horman has been pioneering women’s leadership in legal practice for over twenty years.  Often she is the first to comment on cutting edge developments in law reform such as stalking and coercive control.  In addition she actively contributes to institutional reform to bring about innovative changes in law and practice, often well before these become topical or even thought of as possible. Rachel has an exceptional ability to engage clients who are at extreme risk.  Through her tenacity, extensive legal knowledge and an innate sense of justice, she is genuinely able to help clients feel safer and gain enhanced legal or civil protection that reduces their risk.  Having specialised in this areas of work for over 20 years, she has become a catalyst for change and earned her stripes as a respected advocate for women and children rights.
    Cath Kane
  • Gaye Soruri
    Rachel’s work as a solicitor in Domestic Violence arena can only be described as exceptional
    Gaye Soruri
    Domestic Violence Support Worker
  • Andrea Gray
    Debbie on reception was excellent, always very friendly, helpful and efficient. Diane, my legal advisor, was brilliant. I cannot thank her, nor, recommend her highly enough. She conversed by phone, letter and email, always in a timely manner, often quicker than I expected. Diane explained everything very clearly and was always willing to explain in detail again when I needed further clarification. I have used Watson Ramsbottom for Divorce, Wills, Financial Settlements and Conveyancing, I have always been treated with the upmost courtesy and respect whilst being dealt with in a very timely manner. I would absolutely have no hesitation recommending Watson Ramsbottom to anyone, and I do, when asked regularly.
    Andrea Gray
  • Ms Kay
    Lianne was super-efficient and easy to communicate with, making sure our house sale was completely stress free. Lianne would always reply to any enquiries or questions we had immediately and was very committed to our matter, making sure that all requested deadlines were met. Watson Ramsbottom and Lianne were magnificent and I have no hesitation in recommending the practice to others.
    Ms Kay
  • Ms Sharpe
    Kalya made an extraordinary impression upon me during the time she was working on my case.  I really appreciated how available Kalya made herself to me. Words cannot describe how supportive, knowledgeable, conscientious and brilliant with communication Kalya was.  This cannot have been easy given the emotional situation I had. She is a credit to Watson Ramsbottom and the service they provide.
    Ms Sharpe
  • Eisha
    If there's one lawyer you need to get for your family law case, it's Sophia Isa. Sharp, knowledgeable, efficient and punctual, she really knows what she's doing. She represented me for an international relocation and child custody case, and won it on both counts. Her advice was always spot-on and she never lost sight of the end goal. Sophia responded to my queries quickly, met deadlines in advance, and always kept me updated about my situation.But what makes Sophia a brilliant lawyer, as opposed to just a good lawyer, is that she's invested in your case. She heard my concerns and addressed them above and beyond my expectations. Five stars all the way. I highly recommend Sophia and would not hesitate to use her again.
  • Mr Adekunle
    After being a client of Vina and Watson Ramsbottom, I found it necessary to voice my opinion. I really appreciate your meritorious work that you have done in getting my Permanent Residence card for me from the Home Office. I can not thank you enough.
    Mr Adekunle
  • Ms Basit
    I became a client Watson Ramsbottom after coming across them at refuge in Blackburn. I corresponded with Rachel briefly when you switched my lawyer from Helen to Sophia. I can't thank you enough for that decision. As a mother of four young children, my candle's burning on both ends. By the time I spoke to you, I was exhausted by everything in my life, including my legal proceedings. I had lost all faith in the legal process and, to be honest, still have qualms about how well the justice system understands coercive control. In any event, I wanted to thank you for taking the time to address my concerns, especially regarding my experience with Helen. It is unfortunate that she was my first experience with a lawyer, but your recommendation of Sophia more than made up for that. Sophia is a credit to your company and an amazing solicitor. She was knowledgeable, respectful and attentive -- all qualities that any client would look for. Thank you again, not only for your help, but also for your work on coercive control. People really don't get what it is and that's sad for the many women in the same situation as me.
    Ms Basit
  • Mr & Mrs Thorne
    Stuart was the most clear, concise and informative legal representative we have come across.  The office looked wonderful, modern with a convivial atmosphere, making us feel relaxed with the knowledge we would be in great hands.  Stuart gave us his full and prompt attention with every step fully explained in detail. We were fully briefed on sevices rendered and the costs involved. All things considered, Watson Ramsbottom were extremely efficient and professional. We will most definitely recommend to others who  may need professional advice. 
    Mr & Mrs Thorne

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