New Partner at the region’s largest law firm looks to support businesses across Lincolnshire.
Supporting public and private sector organisations to take Lincolnshire forward is a primary focus for new Partner at Wilkin Chapman solicitors, Oliver Tasker.
Oliver, who joined the region’s largest law firm at its Lincoln office in 2013, is relishing the prospect of leading the Employment and HR team in the city - further expanding the impressive client list of organisations from different sectors in Lincolnshire and the across the UK.
From Lincolnshire, Oliver completed his law studies before returning to the county, qualifying in 2009 and joining Wilkin Chapman in 2013, rising to senior solicitor in 2015. Always with Partnership in his sights, Oliver has made it clear that his future lies with the firm at its Lincoln office.
“It is the aim of myself and my colleagues to drive forward our growth, especially in terms of our reputation as the leading law firm that is pro-active, responsive and collaborative in its approach. This is an excellent opportunity for the whole team here in Lincoln to develop our expertise and our working relationships with local businesses,” said Oliver.
In the last five years Oliver has grown the employment department in the Lincoln office, with particular interest in advising businesses on the employment law aspects of mergers and acquisitions, while providing ongoing support and advice to organisations ranging from agricultural clients, to academies and education providers and multi-national businesses and household names.
This year, for the first time, the employment team has been ranked as a ‘Tier 2’ department for the East Midlands region in the Legal 500 – the UK’s leading independent legal guide. This, says Oliver, is testament to the department’s expertise and growth.
“My aim is to cement our position as the number one provider of employment law advice to businesses and individuals in Lincoln and Lincolnshire. I’m proud to have been made Partner of such a progressive firm and the opportunity to grow the department and lead the team in Lincoln is one that I am relishing,” he added.
A growing authority in the county on employment law matters, Oliver also delivers bespoke training to businesses and presents internal and external seminars on a broad range of employment topics. Meanwhile, he has joined trustees’ boards at both Active Lincolnshire and the Lincoln Anglican Academy Trust as he develops wider interests across the county.
Welcoming Oliver as a new Partner, Wilkin Chapman Senior Partner Andrew Holt, said: “Wilkin Chapman attracts some of the most talented young professionals in the sector and Oliver is one such individual. We are delighted to see him progress with the firm. We look forward to watching his further development and department growth, along with the growth of the office here in Lincoln.”