Newly promoted young solicitor celebrates national accreditation
A high-flying Lincoln solicitor is thought to be one of the youngest law professionals in the country to be awarded a prestigious accreditation from the Law Society.
Jonathan Baker, who has just been promoted to senior solicitor within the clinical negligence team at Wilkin Chapman solicitors in Lincoln, was recently accepted as a member of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme, which recognises a high level of knowledge, skill, experience and practice in this area of law.
Jonathan applied to the scheme as soon as he was eligible, after qualifying as a solicitor in 2012. He works across complex and sometimes highly sensitive clinical negligence cases which span a broad range of areas, and takes up his position of senior solicitor from 1 May.
Jonathan said: “I was always one of the youngest in my year at school, and have worked my way up as a solicitor as quickly as possible, so it’s likely that I’m one of the youngest to gain this accreditation.
"When clients suffer sometimes life-changing injuries as a result of medical treatment, they want to ensure that they receive appropriate advice. This accreditation is evidence of the quality of work we do to help them as best we can
“I’m very proud to have been recognised by the Law Society and to be promoted by Wilkin Chapman within the space of a few months; I look forward to developing my experience further and helping clients get the outcomes they desire.”
Andrew Holt, partner at Wilkin Chapman solicitors in Lincoln, said: “Jonathan’s career has progressed very quickly since he joined the firm as a trainee solicitor six years ago, so it’s no surprise that he has gained this national accreditation, which only two other law professionals in the local area hold. He’s a fantastic member of our team and we’re very pleased for him.”