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What our customers say:

"Wilkin Chapman LLP delivers a 'consistently high level of service'."

Wilkin Chapman LLP delivers a 'consistently high level of service'.

Legal 500, 2013

"The client base at Wilkin Chapman LLP ranges from family-run businesses to health trusts. David Buckle is 'imaginative and dogged'."

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The client base at Wilkin Chapman LLP ranges from family-run businesses to health trusts. David Buckle is 'imaginative and dogged'.

Legal 500, 2012

"We have been a client of Wilkin Chapman's employment advice line for several years. In that time we have had support on a range of issues from maternity..."

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We have been a client of Wilkin Chapman's employment advice line for several years. In that time we have had support on a range of issues from maternity leave, absence and long term sickness, disciplinary issues, through to grievance procedures and redundancies.

We feel that the service not only gives us the assistance but also the confidence that we need to operate, without putting the company at risk of cost employment tribunal claims.

Roger Cairns, Shire Care Homes

"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..."

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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.

John Burnett, MD, Woldgrain Storage Ltd, Managing Director, Woldgrain Storage Ltd

"I have used the services of Katie Davies at Wilkin Chapman for many years and always found her to be polite and courteous. Her advice is always clear and..."

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I have used the services of Katie Davies at Wilkin Chapman for many years and always found her to be polite and courteous. Her advice is always clear and concise and explained in an understandable language, rather than “lawyer talk”.

I have every confidence in Katie and know she will offer me the best advice (even if it’s not what I want to hear). I would not hesitate in recommending Katie to anyone seeking HR advice.

Mandy Barley, Practice Manager, Jackson Green & Preston

"I have worked with Katie and Jane for 4 years and, unlike others, they always find a way of facilitating what we need to do, using practical advice and..."

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I have worked with Katie and Jane for 4 years and, unlike others, they always find a way of facilitating what we need to do, using practical advice and demonstrating a common sense approach to problem-solving.

They have helped the Trust through restructures, employment relations issues, and tribunals. I recommend the employment team at Wilkin Chapman to other employers. I have always been very happy with the speedy responses to queries and proactive help with policies and advice.

Donna Wilson, Linkage Community Trust

"We, and our clients, have benefitted from the employment law input from Wilkin Chapman on a number of occasions. And in particular from Katie Davies."

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We, and our clients, have benefitted from the employment law input from Wilkin Chapman on a number of occasions. And in particular from Katie Davies.

These situations are never easy, and often very complicated from both a legal and a human perspective. At all times, we have been comforted by the approach and practical and legal guidance that Katie has provided to steer us through any issues and arrive at a satisfactory result for all concerned.

Hamish Bichan, Director, Active Business Partnerships

"I have worked with the employment team at Wilkin Chapman for several years now and have found them to be expert, engaging, and swift. "

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I have worked with the employment team at Wilkin Chapman for several years now and have found them to be expert, engaging, and swift.

Katie Davies provides advice which is practical, commercial and strategic, she fully understands our business and its needs.

The service I have received is exceptional and I would have no hesitation in recommending the employment team.

Phillip Blond, Director, ResPublica

"The Lincolnshire Showground was recommended to contact Katie Davies at Wilkin Chapman a few years ago when we needed employment advice. "

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The Lincolnshire Showground was recommended to contact Katie Davies at Wilkin Chapman a few years ago when we needed employment advice.

The quality of service received was and still is excellent. Katie Davies always takes the time to fully understand the situation which ultimately gives us the confidence that the advice given is the best way forward. We have no hesitation in recommending Wilkin Chapman.

Jayne Southall, CEO, Lincolnshire Agricultural Society

"Jane represented one of our directors for whom we were negotiating a shareholding deal. She was tenacious and at times - from the other side of the fence -..."

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Jane represented one of our directors for whom we were negotiating a shareholding deal. She was tenacious and at times - from the other side of the fence - irritating! But she negotiated a good deal for her client -at our expense!

I was that impressed with her that I dropped our HR lawyer and moved all our HR legal work over to Jane. That was in 2003, 12 years ago, and she’s still doing a great job for us!

Tim O'Malley, Group Managing Director, Nationwide Produce plc

"Jane provides excellent advice and always arrives at a commercial solution to our HR problems. Her advice is proactive and positive, rather than putting legal..."

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Jane provides excellent advice and always arrives at a commercial solution to our HR problems. Her advice is proactive and positive, rather than putting legal obstacles in our way.

Lesley Morrison, HR Manager, Forrester Boyd Chartered Accountants

"Tollbar MAT can attest that Wilkin Chapman provide a proficient and practical legal service which has proved advantageous to our business. The thoroughly..."

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Tollbar MAT can attest that Wilkin Chapman provide a proficient and practical legal service which has proved advantageous to our business. The thoroughly professional and obliging staff are well practised in offering valuable guidance in an expedient manner.

David Hampson OBE, Chief Executive, Tollbar MAT

"Jane and her team offer a service which is second to none. The employment and HR advice provided is first class. "

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Jane and her team offer a service which is second to none. The employment and HR advice provided is first class.

I would recommend it, regardless of the size of your business as the service is personal and tailored to your needs.

Jane Martin, HR Manager, St Andrew's Hospice

"Jane and her team at Wilkin Chapman have been our employment law advisors over a number of years now and they have always provided a quality professional..."

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Jane and her team at Wilkin Chapman have been our employment law advisors over a number of years now and they have always provided a quality professional service, allowing the company to make fully informed, legally sound decisions.

Maria Tomkinson, Head of HR & Organisational Development, Care Plus Group

"Oliver’s approach to employment law is very refreshing. Able to quickly understand the issues and give clear and concise professional advice on the best way..."

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Oliver’s approach to employment law is very refreshing. Able to quickly understand the issues and give clear and concise professional advice on the best way forward, Oliver makes a difficult subject easily manageable.

HR Bourn & Sons

"Keeping in regular contact throughout the process, providing timely responses and full support, Oliver is now our preferred contact for any employment matter..."

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Keeping in regular contact throughout the process, providing timely responses and full support, Oliver is now our preferred contact for any employment matter and we would thoroughly recommend his services to others, without hesitation.

HR Bourn & Sons

"I just wanted to take a minute to say a huge personal thank you from myself for your help, support and expertise in finding a resolution to my friend's..."

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I just wanted to take a minute to say a huge personal thank you from myself for your help, support and expertise in finding a resolution to my friend's disciplinary process.

I have high principles and when I see a friend being treated unfairly I feel I have to support them, I did sometimes however wonder if I was doing things correctly and your advice and support made the process a whole lot easier.

My friend has lost his job as a result of some nasty false allegations against him but he has now won through and this is purely down to your professional help so thank you.
Also your friendly and kind attitude towards my friend has been a huge help to him and I know he appreciates it, as do I. It is very rare nowadays to deal with someone as kind and caring as well as professional as yourself.

Thank you so much

Ian Want

"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..."

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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

"Oliver delivered a comprehensive and easy to understand workshop on TUPE regulations for senior team members. He has a great deal of expertise and knowledge..."

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Oliver delivered a comprehensive and easy to understand workshop on TUPE regulations for senior team members. He has a great deal of expertise and knowledge in this complicated area and it was so useful to be able to work through examples and have everything clarified in a factual but well explained way.

Oliver has a great training manner and I would recommend him to anyone who needs to understand this particular area of the law.

Sarah Machin , Lincoln Anglican Academy Trust

"Tracy Rowbotham from Wilkin Chapman has provided my businesses with a full range of HR and employment support over the past few years. The service we receive..."

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Tracy Rowbotham from Wilkin Chapman has provided my businesses with a full range of HR and employment support over the past few years. The service we receive from her is truly excellent, fast, friendly and efficient. Her knowledge is second to none and I always receive a first rate service. With the complexities of employment issues today, I would recommend her and Wilkin Chapman, to any business.

Roger Burnett, RBP Ltd & Laceby Manor Resort Ltd

"Wilkin Chapman always deliver first class employment and HR advice. Tracy and the team have been very helpful in assisting us and understanding our..."

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Wilkin Chapman always deliver first class employment and HR advice. Tracy and the team have been very helpful in assisting us and understanding our requirements and have been able to provide us with the exact amount of support we need. They are personable, reliable and very knowledgeable and we would have no hesitation in recommending their services.

Grimsby Fish Dock Enterprises

"We have used Wilkin Chapman for a number of years to provide us with advice on HR issues. Whether by phone, email or their regular seminars, we have found..."

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We have used Wilkin Chapman for a number of years to provide us with advice on HR issues. Whether by phone, email or their regular seminars, we have found their service to be both extremely professional and cost effective. Our regular adviser, Tracy Rowbotham, in particular has always provided an immediate and informed response to the many and varied problems we direct her way.

Flatfish Limited

"Every time we reach out to Katie Davies at Wilkin Chapman, she is always there for all of our outsourced HR needs. "

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Every time we reach out to Katie Davies at Wilkin Chapman, she is always there for all of our outsourced HR needs.

She always starts by meeting with us and asking us what we were looking for and has always taken the time to understand our processes and the ethos of our School.

Jayne Perry, Headteacher, New Waltham Academy

"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,..."

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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.

Piers Westlake, Senior Consultant, Agencia Consulting Ltd

"I would like to acknowledge the support we receive from Laura Clark and the team at Wilkin Chapman through their Employment Advice Line."

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I would like to acknowledge the support we receive from Laura Clark and the team at Wilkin Chapman through their Employment Advice Line.

We have been using the employment advice line for about 4 years now-and to this day, we continue to make full use of it.

The hardest part of running a business is always managing the personnel. With no specific training in this area, and yet responsible for the HR, I find the support provided by Wilkin Chapman invaluable.

I absolutely recommend any business employing staff to speak with Wilkin Chapman about their employment advice line - their rates are very reasonable - especially when you consider the level of support they provide you with.
Like us, any employer can face any personnel issue with confidence knowing your responses, decisions and arguments, are based on fact, and more importantly, sop that you are always protected by law.

Jenny Brewer, Finance Director, Warranty Administration Services Ltd

"I would like for you to be aware of how I appreciated the work Oliver Tasker did for me. He was professional in every way; kind, courteous, patient,..."

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I would like for you to be aware of how I appreciated the work Oliver Tasker did for me. He was professional in every way; kind, courteous, patient, understanding, hardworking, conscientious, reliable and an astute listener. I felt secure in Oliver's handling of my case.

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