Partners celebrate retirement from Wilkin Chapman
38 partners from Wilkin Chapman solicitors hosted a celebration evening at Forest Pines Hotel and Resort on Friday 21 April to say farewell to three of their fellow partners.
The partners, based in the Grimsby and Beverley offices, have collectively served 61 years at Wilkin Chapman, or the practices it has merged with.
David Beresford and Graham Morris, both based from the Beverley office, have been solicitors for 39 years, whilst Andrew Wareing, based from the Grimsby office, has been a solicitor for 34 years.
David joined the firm in 1997 when it was Carrick Read before merging with Wilkin Chapman in 2013. He qualified as a solicitor in 1978 specialising in insolvency related property matters with the firms recoveries and insolvency department.
Graham joined Wilkin Chapman in 1990 and specialised in commercial litigation with a special interest in contentious probate, will and inheritance dispute work. In 1993 he took on the role of Deputy District Judge.
Andrew joined the firm in 2003 as a highly regarded family lawyer. He was the first solicitor at Wilkin Chapman to become a family mediator and served on the Law Society’s children’s panel. He is also an accredited specialise of Resolution with advanced specialism in court appearances about finance and children.
The event was attended by 80 colleagues and their partners to celebrate their long and successful careers with the firm. Mark Carlton, senior partner commented: “We are delighted to be celebrating the tremendous contribution these three partners have made to the firm over their careers. Although we are very sad to see them go, we are a stronger and better firm because of the expertise they have bought to their wider teams, and the firm as a whole.”
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