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.
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
Collectively, as a company, I have been impressed by their desire to know what schools need in this seemingly constantly changing world of education.
Jayne Perry, Headteacher, New Waltham Academy
The speed, professionalism and depth of expertise that I have found within Wilkin Chapman in the space of 10 minutes amazes me, the faith that I have in the advice given is absolute.
We have been working with Wilkin Chapman since 2010 after one of our clients recommended them to us.
To begin with we worked with Katie Davies for all our employment law requirements but as the years have gone on we now use Wilkin Chapman for all our business needs.
We could not be happier with the service we receive and would highly recommend them to anyone who requires legal services.