Wilkin Chapman LLP is the largest law firm in Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire. We provide a wide range of legal services for both businesses and individuals. Above all we aim to provide all our clients with quality legal advice and a personal service that offers value for money.
We have a network of seven offices covering the region, located in Grimsby, Lincoln, Beverley, Louth, Alford, Horncastle and Sheffield.
I'd like to thank you and your team for your continues hard work on my case and am very happy with the outcome. I can finally put it to bed. Thanks again
I'm over the moon. Cheers Andy, you're a star. Thank you so much once again for all you have done.
Lucy Talbot, North East Lincolnshire
Andy Burnett always provided very detailed explanations with very clear statements. I would choose the same for real representation again if required.
Andrew, just to say thanks for all your help and advice, we really appreciate it. Without you we probably wouldn't have had anything.
All the best
Andrew did a great job and was very helpful. Thank you
I am an old man and not very quick at understanding things like this, but Miss Thraves was very patient and considerate of me.
Very good advice and a friendly approach. This was my first involvement at a solicitors. I was quite nervous, but my worries soon disappeared with the friendly care I received.
We found Very helpful and totally professional at all times. We would have no hesitation in recommending your firm and Mr Oliver to friends and family.
We employed the services of Adam Ottley at the beginning of April 2018, to literally create our articles of association, with a constitution and dissolution.
As previously, another company had misrepresented Mrs Robinson’s Homes, and the articles of association or rather the lack of them were incorrect. Thankfully, Adam took this task on, which I am really pleased to say, undertook and supplied documents within a couple of weeks. On behalf of Mrs Robinson’s Homes, I would like to sincerely thank Adam for all of his hard work, diligence and speed at producing these documents. I will recommend Adam to all of my associates and more. Thank you.
Sarah Robinson, Managing Director, Mrs Robinson’s Homes Ltd
Sarah Robinson, Mrs Robinson's Homes Ltd
Adam undertook this work [a public sector services agreement] under short timescales and was able to deftly translate his skills in preparing traditional commercial agreements into a more complex agreement between multiple public authorities.
I believe he is an excellent ambassador for your business.
Andrew McLachlan, Ouse and Humber Drainage Board
Sally provided a highly professional and knowledgeable service. She was caring, understanding, patient and clear in her advice and the procedures involved for my case
Anne and her secretary are both a credit to the Firm. 1 or 2 weeks after my husband passed, she held out a hand to shake, but pulled me into a hug. It was a ray of light at a really dark time for me.
Wilkin Chapman is my firm of choice and executors of my Will, and I will gladly and have already recommended you to a friend. I have no close friends or family, but know that on my passing things will be looked after and done correctly.
Jonathan was both professional, kind and caring on the phone and in letters. He deserves a thank you, not just from myself - he was a credit to the firm.
Your Firm is my Firm of choice and executors of my Will, and I will gladly and have already recommended you to a friend.
Would use your services again if we ever need to. Very satisfied with the standard of care and attention.
Benna was very professional, caring and knowledgeable. Thank you!
Sally Wright was very professional and caring, and we appreciate the way she dealt with everything
Excellent service, very professional. Nothing was too much trouble and kept me informed every step of the way
Thank you to Sally Wright of Wilkin Chapman, Grimsby. Very pleased with professional, efficient service.
Mr and Mrs Evans, Market Rasen
Very satisfied with the service provided. Thank you!
Thank you all so much for your time, patience and advice while helping me get my first house. I really appreciate it
Two Wills plus Power of Attorney all carried out with very good service! Thank you
Excellent service and advice received - thank you!
Thank you so much. May god bless you!
The service I received was second to non. Many thanks again for an excellent service.
Thank you for everything you have done for me
Andrew Burnett has been fantastic throughout the process. I would use him again most definitely! If I ever need legal advice again, I would use Wilkin Chapman.
Andy, thank you!
Amy did an excellent job. She was a pleasure to deal with.
Thank you again for all your valuable help, I really appreciate it. My daughter thinks you are brilliant. She is looking to sell her apartment near Kew Gardens and buy a property in Dorset and wishes she had you to help her through the legal minefield.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my delight in the services you have provided. Your communication and professionalism has been exemplary. You have exceeded my expectations of customer service and I will of course be recommending your services to family, friends and clients!
I just wanted to write and say how very much I appreciate ALL you have done for me throughout the sale of our property.
You have been a beacon of professionalism and your patience and guidance has been wonderful
Sharon was brilliant, thoughtfull and ver patient, she know I was upset and had empathy etc for my situation. Very professional, lovely solicitor. Thank you Sharon for your understanding.
We expected no less than the best and Donna Aslett certainly provided it.
I cannot fault the service and professional attention I have recevied from Cathy Bennett-Ryan.
Mr Duckworth made us feel that our case was important to him. Very pleased with his approach and work.
Robert was excellent in progressing and finalising my claim. I would not hesitate in recommending Robert to other person's dealing with injuries
My case was a particularly complex case but Robert went above and beyond my expectations. He provided an excellent service in every aspect of my claim towards a very satisfactory result. He gave excellent advice and knowledge in his field and I would recommend he is put forward as 'Employer of the Year'. Thank you!
Many thanks, you did a perfect job! I'm very happy with everything
Just wanted to give you a massive thank you for all the work that went into getting me moved on Friday
We would like to say thank you to Rachel for all her help, commitment and also patience while the sale of our shop was going through. Rachel explained thoroughly every step of the way and also advised us on some tricky issues. If we ever needed to get in touch or needed any advise Rachel was very prompt in coming back to us, we both feel she went above and beyond. We would recommend Wilkin Chapman in the future to friends and family.
Again, thank you for all your help.
I would like to thank you for all the care you have taken in the administration of my uncle's estate. I realise what a lot of work was involved and your professionalism and skills have been exemplary.
When my husband died in June last year my life became a sad struggle. Knowing I could rely on you and all the staff at Wilkin Chapman to deal with the business involved with it all, was a comfort.
Thank you for everything.
Thank you so much for all of your help and support during these matters. In the nicest way possible, I hope that we never have to be in contact again about divorce, but I know where to find you if I do!
Thanks again Lisa; you've been brilliant!
I had excellent help and advice from Nick. He was very patient with my delay in getting back to his office through illness. I would not hesitate to recommend and use Wilkin Chapman again.
The feedback from the client has been exceptional and the turnaround of the work has also been superb, thank you for this!
Thanks for your help, support and guidance through this difficult situation. I couldn't have done it without you
Thank you so much for your help and support over the last couple of years. It was a huge relief to receive the news that I could keep the house and the marriage finally dissolved.
Thank you for your support and for going the extra mile at your own rick towards the end, I am very grateful. I was getting more pessimistic as time wore on, but your advice has been spot on throughout
Please accept my gratitude for your work; effective and professional throughout
I would like to say a massive thanks to all the team that worked on our case and especially to Nichola Williamson. I don’t think we could have asked for a better barrister.
The professionalism and reassurance you all showed from the beginning was a massive help, and without it I think the stress would have broken us a while a go. Hopefully we can all return to a sense of normality. Once again a massive thank you to you all.
I would like to thank you both (Teresa Thomas & Tracy Rowbotham) and the rest of the HR team for the fantastic advice and support you have given me over many years.
Louise supported Julia in recovering her late mum's estate, and sent over her heartfelt thanks for her legal support at such a difficult time.
"I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for all your help. In my humble opinion these matters are definitely best left to the professionals and you have done a sterling job. Many thanks once more"
The day I first rang I was going through so many emotions, but the solicitor rang
me back because I was so upset. He let me talk for ages and for once someone
was listening and on my side. I really can’t thank Jonathan enough - thank
At a time when I wasn't sure where to turn too when I left the Armed Forces, Tean Butcher provided the support and confidence that I was being taken seriously and that he would do everything he could to take my case forward. I cannot say just how important this was to me at the time. Thank you
Dr Alison Amos
Andrew is a very professional person to talk to on the phone he takes his time and explain everything in layman's terms. He gives as much advice as he can to help you. He will go through all the options and explain how we should move forward with the case and help you come to a decision that is right for you with the best results.
I was so pleased to have such a helpful professional person to help me. As long as Andy is on your team of solicitors I would recommend your company to anybody.
Dan McCloud is a credit to the firm; always polite, courteous, helpful, professional, and above all, approachable, patient and willing to explain. I'm very grateful for all of his help.
Following the completion of the sale of our home, I wish to thank you for your assistance on this matter.
As usual, your help and advice has been invaluable for which I wish to thank you.
We will no doubt be in touch with you again in the future when we need your services once more.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for the excellent service you have given myself and my family dealing with the estate. You have been very helpful throughout and extremely professional.
From first appointment to final appointment the care and expertise was first class.
Thank you for all your assistance in my two cases and to confirm that nothing further will come to light nor be committed. I feel both times that my sentences were fair to say the very least and must put this down to your choices for barristers and prep work.
The support and respect given to me by Cathy, Judith and the ladies in the front reception area / finance team was exemplary and gave me strength to go on with the proceedings
Client A - Family
I’d just like to thank yourself and Michelle for efforts in making sure we could complete the house sale on Friday, it was much appreciated.
I would just like to say a big “Thank You” for sorting out our employment contracts and staff handbook. You have taken a combination of thrown together snippets of information and turned it into a contract and handbook which far better suits our needs, better protects the company and you’ve also simplified things in the process.
I would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone else looking to review their employee contracts or handbooks.
LCS IT Solutions
“Adam Aisthorpe has an excellent reputation within the Leeds Teaching Hospital. He gives solid and well thought out advice, is refreshingly approachable and easily builds rapport with his clients”
“He is really easy to get on with and offers great knowledge of contracts and procedures and excellent practical advice”
Matthew Craig, Leeds Teaching Hospital
Dear Caroline, I wanted to thank you for all of your help with the purchase of my new home. Your assistance was invaluable and I would highly recommend Wilkin Chapman and yourself.
Please also pass on my thanks to the rest of your team who helped along the way.
Imogen is enormously competent and impressive. She is a very nice pleasant person, exceptionally helpful and efficient, and certainly goes beyond the call of duty. She was extremely professional, but still friendly; you felt you could really talk to her. It can be intimidating, but Imogen made it easy; she's very relaxed and caring.
Russell is knowledgeable and genuinely has our best interest at heart when structuring agreements.
Martyn is very hard working and tenacious, with a fantastic understanding of the law and clients' needs.
Ruth is an impressive lawyer - technically and commercially astute, hard-working, and will put in whatever is required to ensure her clients' objectives are achieved.
Lisa-Jane is excellent for big estates and wealthy landowners. She's extremely good and very organised. The advice she gives is very concise and comes in nice easy bite-sized chunks. She has a very good relationship with clients, they clearly think very well of her. If I had to refer a client, Lisa would be my first port of call.
Catherine goes the extra mile to deliver a result on time.
‘Outstanding’ senior solicitor Jonathan Baker combines ‘a sharp analytical mind’ with ‘an excellent eye for detail’ in clinical negligence claims, including misdiagnosis and delayed or wrongful treatment. The group takes on cases with challenging chains of causation and is handling claims for wrongful birth, misdiagnosis of lymphoma and negligent treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis.
Legal 500, 2017
The ‘approachable’ Russell Eke, who ‘goes the extra mile’, heads Wilkin Chapman LLP’s corporate and commercial team, which combines ‘expertise, local knowledge and clear and pragmatic advice’.
Eke advised the shareholders of Provantis Amenity on the £3.5m share disposal, including sale of the company’s wholly owned subsidiary Headland Amenity. Other highlights included assisting Martract’s shareholders with a £4.3m share disposal and acting for two shareholders of Albert Darnell in a share disposal including a pre-completion restructuring and a completion accounts mechanism.
Legal 500, 2017
Wilkin Chapman LLP’s ‘knowledgeable, professional and highly skilled’ team is proficient in contentious and non-contentious matters. It is increasingly handling work in the public sector, advising education institutions, but also continues to act for private sector employers.
Legal 500, 2017
Rachel Taylor combines ‘integrity and commitment with an astute understanding of the law and a practical approach’ to deliver ‘immaculately prepared cases with diligence and care’. She recently prosecuted a case for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals arising from dog fighting.
Legal 500, 2017
Gordon Holt, renowned for his court martial expertise, successfully defended several individuals from a custodial sentence and dishonourable discharge from the Armed Services.
Legal 500, 2017
Providing an ‘excellent service’, Wilkin Chapman LLP is particularly recommended for army-related cases.
Crime - Legal 500, 2017
Catherine Harris and Jonty Pearson show ‘genuine commitment in terms of skills, knowledge and availability’.
Agriculture - Legal 500, 2017
Wilkin Chapman LLP’s ‘exceptionally thorough’ team provides ‘outstanding’ support in matters ranging from complex corporate transactions to high-value ownership transfers of agricultural property including acquisitions of residential developments as well as succession planning. The group also handles farming arrangements and diversification projects in the renewable energy sector.
Agriculture - Legal 500, 2017
Chris Grocock has an ‘in-depth understanding of council debt collection and working within public sector constraints’. Chris is assisting London Borough of Haringey with local taxation recoveries, including volume charging orders and bankruptcy proceedings.
Legal 500, 2017
Wilkin Chapman LLP’s ‘strong, innovative and experienced’ team handles commercial and consumer debt recoveries. Through several new client wins, it strengthened its local authority, credit union and utilities following.
Debt Recovery - Legal 500, 2017
The ‘thorough and knowledgeable’ group at Wilkin Chapman LLP is led by the ‘experienced, calm, commercial and switched-on’ Ruth Brewin, and acts for clients such as Galliford, Linden Homes, Cyden Homes and Acis Development.
The firm has a solid track record in family finance cases, and attracts instructions from high-net-worth individuals in the farming sector. Divorce proceedings involving company ownership and trusts are also an area of focus. In other work, the department acted for a grandmother in pursuing a special guardianship owner, and obtained a pension sharing order for a spouse. NFU and MOD personnel are clients.
Family - Legal 500, 2017
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Rebecca at Wilkin Chapman for the professional completion of our wills.
Both of us were a little daunted by the task (nobody likes to consider their mortality after all!), but Rebecca quickly put us at ease and the whole process was very straightforward. Rebecca even happily accommodated our newborn baby! We will be using Wilkin Chapman for all of our future legal matters.
Therefore, we would not hesitate in recommending Wilkin Chapman to anyone considering making a will, or need services of a reliable law firm for any other issue.
The Public Law team at Wilkin
Chapman independently investigated a complex whistleblowing case for us. The
systematic analysis and investigative techniques used enabled the multi-faceted
concerns to be individually identified, described and addressed in a clear and
concise final report. The report identified the actions required to
improve care to our patients and to protect the rights of the whistle-blower.
Mental Health NHS Trust Secretary
“I genuinely wanted to thank you and your colleague for the way
in which the [councillor] investigation/interview was handled by you
[The councillor] actually said afterwards that, even if they were
found in breach of the code of conduct, they would have felt happier about the process
as a whole because of the way in which your part of it was conducted.
Imogen is enormously competent and impressive. She is a very nice pleasant person as well. She is exceptionally helpful and efficient, and certainly goes beyond the call of duty
High Net Worth guide
Lisa-Jane is excellent for big estates and wealthy landowners. She's extremely good and very organised, and the advice she gives is very concise and comes in nice easy bite-sized chunks. She has a very good relationship with clients, they clearly think very well of her. If I had to refer a client, Lisa would be my first port of call.
High Net Worth guide
Ed many thanks as ever for you and your firm’s help on all matters. Totally professional and great relationship.
Thank you both so much for all you have done to guide me so professionally, patiently and kindly through this incredibly tricky process.
With your expertise and that of your colleagues I have previously used, I am a huge advocate of the Wilkin Chapman experience!
Oliver was professional in every way; kind, courteous, patient, understanding, hardworking, conscientious, reliable and an astute listener. He was recommended by an acquaintance of which I will be eternally grateful. I felt secure in Oliver's handling of my case.
Very good service. I would recommend to anyone that needed the services of a legal firm.
I wanted to say how amazing the team are there. Jo is an absolute star.
Your professionalism has been exceptional. You have gone the extra mile on many, many occasions and we really do appreciate it.
Julia handled the sale of my parents house with efficiency and Dan completed their lasting power of attorneys with sensitivity and knowledge. Both had a very friendly, helpful attitude.
Mrs and Mrs M
Your advice enabled me to make a strong case and resolve the situation with the outcome I wanted. Thank you for your advice.
On behalf of all the Directors and Shareholders, I would like to pass on our gratitude and appreciation for the excellent / professional service that we have received from Tom Rook.
He is a credit to your team and company. Tom has delivered all expected documentation, including numerous changes from our overseas partner to a standard that has far exceeded our quality and timing expectations.
Laura was a pleasure to work with and fitted in well socially in an unfamiliar environment, which is always important when working abroad. Most importantly, however, she was a professional asset. I very much appreciated Laura’s legal knowledge and also her creativity in suggesting some possible solutions to a problem which I had not thought of. She was not afraid to get involved in our business meetings and she made a significant contribution. She also seems to have rapidly assimilated many of the political and constitutional issues that have to shape our work in Bosnia.
Both myself and wife wish to express our deep appreciation of the service provided by your firm in connection with our house move, in particular, your employee, Sheryl Lever.
Her proactive attention to detail has been excellent, keeping us constantly informed as the sale/purchase progressed, clearly guiding us through step by step, and taking appropriate speedy action when the vendors' solicitors caused undue delays and complications.
We enjoy working with you as we appreciate the straight speaking, the fact that we receive a response so promptly, and that we don't have to pussyfoot in relation to outcomes.
The relationship between us and you and your colleagues has been quite defining as it has enabled us to move in the direction we want to be heading. Long may it continue.
Wendy Hanslip, School Business Manager, Grange Primary School
What more can I ask for? I sought advice, they offered a set of possibilities, I told them what I wanted and they executed my request exactly as I wished.
Wayne Scott Ross, Ferryport Group
Woldgrain Storage has been working with Wilkin Chapman through their offices in Lincoln and Grimsby for some years. During that time, we have always found their people and their services to be of the highest quality.
We would have no hesitation in recommending them to other businesses and look forward to working with them in the years ahead.