Beverley office celebrates 10th anniversary

24 April 2015

Wilkin Chapman LLP solicitors is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in Beverley. The law firm, which merged with Cooper and Wright in April 2005, became known as Cooper Wilkin Chapman, and has now rebranded to Wilkin Chapman LLP.

Cooper and Wright’s history within Beverley spans back 135 years. Since the merger, the solicitors’ practice has expanded and strengthened its team of Beverley-based legal experts. In 2013 the law firm merged with Carrick Read Solicitors, insolvency practitioners who were based in Hull and who, as a result of the merger, relocated within the offices at the Hall, Lairgate. Today the Beverley office provides a comprehensive range of services to both business and private clients.

Whilst celebrating its 10th anniversary, the law firm considered this as the perfect opportunity to rename the practice to Wilkin Chapman LLP. Wilkin Chapman LLP is one of the largest law firms in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire with 9 offices in the region employing in excess of 360 staff, of which 50 are partners. It was also ranked 111th in the top 200 UK Law firms in 2014.

The Beverley office is headed by Wilkin Chapman’s senior partner, Mark Carlton. Speaking about the anniversary, Mark said: “We are very proud to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of Wilkin Chapman’s arrival within Beverley but even more so, to be celebrating over 135 years in total within the town. We are very grateful for the loyal support of our clients and colleagues whom we have worked with and supported over this time.

“As we work very closely within the community we wanted to take this opportunity to give something back. Therefore, staff are organising a series of fundraising events throughout the year to support a number of very worthy local charities.”

To coincide with the 10th anniversary, the firm also welcomes a new chief executive at the helm. Des Mannion joins the firm from chartered accountants, Grant Thornton.

Des said, “This is a very exciting time for me to be joining one of the region’s largest law firms, and to be celebrating this milestone anniversary in Beverley is wonderful. I hope to be able to meet with many of our clients and close working partners during the year where we can all personally thank them for their loyal custom and continuous support.”


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