Sad loss of insolvency practitioner, Chris Garwood
Wilkin Chapman solicitors announces the sudden passing of Christopher Garwood.
Christoper Garwood sadly passed away on 6 February 2018. He was an inspiration to all that knew him and all who came across him professionally had time for him. He was unique and will be missed.
Chris became a Partner in the Recoveries department of Wilkin Chapman on 1 July 2013 following the merger of his former firm Carrick Read Solicitors with Wilkin Chapman. Following the merger he led the Insolvency team in the Beverley office and was largely responsible for the expansion of the firm's insolvency practice.
Chris graduated from Oxford and was admitted as a Solicitor in 1973 after undertaking articles with Peter Bilton. Shortly after qualification he set up in partnership with Jonathan Carr in the firm Carrick Carr and Garwood which later became Carrick Carr and Wright. He subsequently left and set up Carrick Read with Francesca Devine which eventually merged with Wilkin Chapman.
In 1986, unusually amongst solicitors he qualified as an Insolvency Practitioner, even more uniquely he took insolvency appointments. He was a founding member of the Insolvency Lawyers Association, he sat as the Law Society's representative on the Joint Insolvency Committee, he was a past president of the Hull Law Society and a former council member of R3. He was still a serving Deputy Registrar of the High Court and most recently at the age of 68 decided to train and qualify as a mediator!