Wilkin Chapman’s position at number 111 in the Lawyer's UK Top 200 for 2021 sees it retain its place as the leading law firm in Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire.

With offices in Grimsby, Lincoln, Beverley, Louth and Horncastle complemented by the firm’s related Corporate Insolvency Business, also in Grimsby, Wilkin Chapman is also extremely proud of its rankings in the Legal 500 2021, which is the most comprehensive directory of global law firms.

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Using extensive research combined with clients’ experiences, Legal 500 has ranked Wilkin Chapman as among the best there is in the UK in 13 specialist areas, with a plethora of lawyers and partners praised for their excellent expertise, innovative approach and client service.

Specialists in key sectors including Housing and Development, Agriculture and Food, Energy and Renewables, Tourism and Leisure and Local Government , Wilkin Chapman’s strength in these sectors is supported by its expertise in employment, corporate and commercial and real estate, as well as all aspects of private client work. The firm adopts a holistic approach to providing professional legal services, but always with the client at its very heart.

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Wilkin Chapman consistently achieves recommendations in the UK's leading legal directories such as Chambers the Legal 500, the Lex 100 and the Lawyer UK 200. In the Legal 500 2019/2020, we are recommended in 13 areas of the law for specialist expertise:

  • Family
  • Commercial Property
  • Debt Recovery
  • Agriculture
  • Corporate and Commercial - East Midlands & Yorkshire region
  • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • Wills, Trusts and Probate – East Midlands & Yorkshire region
  • Social Housing
  • Employment
  • Property Litigation
  • Insolvency & Corporate Recovery

Our commitment to quality

Our staff and partners have made a substantial commitment to quality standards across the business. We were awarded the Lexcel quality mark by the Law Society in 1999, and were the first law firm in Lincolnshire to receive the standard.

The Lexcel mark means that, as a firm, we have successfully implemented the Law Society's Practice Management Standards, which are designed to help firms improve client care and efficiency within the office. We also employ a Quality Auditor to audit and maintain quality standards. A copy of our firms' quality policy is available to relevant interested parties on request.

Our senior partner

Our senior partner is Andrew Holt who is a specialist in commercial litigation and has over 20 years' experience in this field. Over the last three years, in particular, he has coordinated the firm's representation for the National Farmers Union's legal advice scheme, where Wilkin Chapman is the regional panel solicitors for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.