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 six offices covering the region, located in Grimsby, Lincoln, Beverley, Louth, Alford and Horncastle.
"As a member of the Armed Forces for over 30 years, when my marriage of 14 years ended, I needed a legal team that was compassionate, highly experienced and with outstanding distance communications. Wilkin Chapman excelled in all of the above..."
Always professional, friendly and caring. It was an absolute pleasure to be looked after so well by Andy
Elizabeth-Jane Chitty, Somerset
A friend's recommendation led me to Wilkin Chapman LLP, and although they were not local to me, looking back I couldn't have made a better decision to choose them.
As a member of the Armed Forces for over 30 years I've always been on the go without really establishing permanent roots. As a consequence whenever I needed legal support I usually looked at what was locally available. When my marriage of 14 years ended, I found myself facing a difficult divorce, I knew it was essential for me to find the right legal representation owing to my Armed Forces pension and property portfolio.
The fact I was not local and the complex nature of my divorce required my legal team to have a compassionate ear, outstanding distance communications and be highly experienced in legal matters of children, property, maintenance and finances. Wilkin Chapman LLP excelled in all of the above and really got me through a difficult time with the very best results.
Thank you for the efficiency and professionalism you had when dealing with the house sale, which went through without any issues!
Very good and efficient service at all times
Andy Burnett was amazingly professional. He was not the original solicitor I had claimed with, it took 3 years, but Andy did it! Professional, amazing, dedicated, trusted, and an experienced solicitor.
Andy was organised, helpful, efficient, on the ball - first class service! An asset to the company!
Hana Lewis, South Wales
Many thanks for your help and assistance in acting for us in reconciling mum’s estate. Your professional and kind handling of everything was greatly appreciated. We are confident in the knowledge that we would be able to contact you any time in the future should the need arise
Thanks for your first class service and I will recommend you to my friends and family.
Amy was very kind and professional - a real pleasure. Thank you!
Couldn't fault the service. Fast and efficient, as well as friendly
From the time we entered the building, we were treated professional all the way through. Advice was helpful and clear - we could not ask for anything better! Thank you
Mr Hennegan from start to finish was excellent. I felt he was always looking out for my interests and in a professional and timely manner.
I will be recommending and his company to others.
The process was made very easy. Thank you.
Another huge thank you from myself and my son. We both really appreciate what yourself and your colleagues have done for us and even more so, how you all have appreciated our circumstances.
Wilkin Chapman’s attention to detail and managing highly complex investigations in very challenging circumstances was a valued source of support and reassurance. I also appreciated their common sense and pragmatic approach to delivering sensible and meaningful outcomes.
Thank you for this very professional and thorough investigation report – it is greatly appreciated.
Very many thanks for all the help that you’ve given us over the past weeks with resolving the problems we've had. We really do appreciate your professionalism, expertise, and all the effort you have put in to helping us again. Without your help we feel sure that the company would have given an even less generous offer than you were able to extract from them!
We will not hesitate to use the services of Wilkin Chapman again in the future, nor in recommending you to other people.
Thank you very much for all your help in our sale and house purchase. You have made the whole complex process feel so stress-free and have been so helpful, kind and generous with your time.
We really appreciate all you have done.
Service was exceptional!
I was delighted with the excellent service given by your Firm and Sharon Plumtree in particular. My initial worries about solicitors were totally alleviated by Sharon's calm, professional approach, and her humanity. Thank you
Since Jade took over my case she has been excellent in keeping me informed of any information regarding my case.
The receptionist and fee earner were both polite and friendly. It was evident they were happy to take calls and deal with these accordingly. The overall treatment was warm and engaging, particularly with Elena. When Elena spoke, she explained things in details and I felt that she went above and beyond what was required. I felt that she was very professionals and, if I had questions, I have no hesitation she would have answered them.
Very good service from Mr R Oliver. Would recommend him again. Thank you
Very happy with the service and advice given. Will use again for further advice when needed!
Mr May kept me informed and explained why the process took time. I felt that his renegotiations were positive.
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’.