Tony Lavin

Consultant (non Solicitor)


Tony is a consultant non-solicitor with Wilkin Chapman Goolden. He retired from Lincolnshire Police in June 2011 after completing thirty years’ service and during his career, also served with Avon and Somerset Police and  Lancashire Constabulary.

The majority of Tony's time was served as a detective working on divisional CID, major crime and within the covert policing arena but he also worked in uniform on divisions and as Head of Lincolnshire Police’s Operational Firearms Department. The last five years  of his career were spent as the Detective Inspector, Head of the Serious and Organised Crime Unit within Lincolnshire Police.

Tony was a nationally trained and accredited surveillance officer for both conventional and technical surveillance as well as a trained covert senior investigating officer (SIO). He ran a number of successful investigations into serious organised crime as the SIO and also collaborated on operations with other regional units and the Serious Organised Crime Agency. He is well versed in matters connected to RIPA and all surveillance related issues. Tony was the Force lead on all covert matters and was responsible for advising colleagues and senior officers with regards to covert solutions as well as formulating policies and procedures in relation to covert working practices.

What our customers say:

"Adam Aisthorpe has an excellent reputation within the Leeds Teaching Hospital. He gives solid and well thought out advice, is refreshingly approachable and easily builds rapport with his clients."

Read more
Matthew Craig, Leeds Teaching Hospital

"thank you for all of your help with the purchase of my new home
"

Read more
Lizzie Hancock

"Enormously competent and impressive"

Read more
Chambers 2018

"Always has the clients' best interests at heart"

Read more
Chambers 2018

"Very hard working and tenacious"

Read more
Chambers 2018

"An impressive lawyer..."

Read more
Chambers 2018

"Extremely good and very organised"

Read more
Chambers 2018

"Catherine goes the extra mile.."

Read more
Chambers 2018

"Outstanding solicitor with a sharp analytical mind, and an excellent eye for detail"

Read more
Legal 500, 2017

"Approachable and goes the extra mile "

Read more
Legal 500, 2017

"Knowledgeable, professional and highly skilled team"

Read more
Legal 500, 2017

"Rachel has an astute understanding of the law, and delivers immaculately prepared cases with diligence and care"

Read more
Legal 500, 2017

"Gordon is renowned for his court martial expertise in army-related cases"

Read more
Legal 500, 2017

"Wilkin Chapman is particularly recommended for army-related cases."

Read more
Crime - Legal 500, 2017

"Genuine commitment in terms of skills, knowledge and availability.."

Read more
Agriculture - Legal 500, 2017

"Exceptionally thorough team, providing outstanding support.."

Read more
Agriculture - Legal 500, 2017

"Chris has an in-depth understanding of council debt collection and working within public sector constraints.."

Read more
Legal 500, 2017

"A 'strong, innovative and experienced' team.."

Read more
Debt Recovery - Legal 500, 2017

"The 'experienced, calm, commercial and switched-on' Ruth Brewin.."

Read more
Legal 500

"The firm's Family team has a solid track record in family finance cases, and attracts instruction from high-net-worth individuals in the farming sector."

Read more
Family - Legal 500, 2017

"Rebecca quickly put us at ease, and the whole process was very straightforward. We will be using Wilkin Chapman for all future legal matters"

Read more
Client H

"Thank you for your work on a complex whistleblowing case for us."

Read more
Mental Health NHS Trust Secretary

"I genuinely wanted to thank you for the way my case was handled"

Read more
Client A

"Imogen is enormously competent and impressive."

Read more
High Net Worth guide

"Lisa is excellent for big estates and wealthy landowners."

Read more
High Net Worth guide

"Ed many thanks as ever for you and your firm’s help on all matters. Totally professional and great relationship."

Read more
Client H

"Thank you both so much for all you have done to guide me so professionally, patiently and kindly through this incredibly tricky process. "

Read more
Client F

"It is a recommendation of which I will be eternally grateful."

Read more
Mrs G

"Very good service. I would recommend to anyone that needed the services of a legal firm."

Read more
Client R

"I wanted to say how amazing the team are there. Jo is an absolute star."

Read more
Client I

"Your professionalism has been exceptional. "

Read more
Mrs B

"Julia handled the sale of my parents house with efficiency and Dan completed their lasting power of attorneys with sensitivity and knowledge. Both had a very friendly, helpful attitude."

Read more
Mrs and Mrs M

"Your advice enabled me to make a strong case and resolve the situation with the outcome I wanted."

Read more
Client H

"I would like to pass on our gratitude and appreciation for the excellent / professional service that we have received from Tom Rook..."

Read more
Client G

"Laura was a pleasure to work with and fitted in well socially in an unfamiliar environment, which is always important when working abroad. Most importantly..."

Read more
Piers Westlake, Senior Consultant, Agencia Consulting Ltd

"Both myself and wife wish to express our deep appreciation of the service provided by your firm in connection with our house move, in particular, your..."

Read more
Client W

"We enjoy working with you as we appreciate the straight speaking, the fact that we receive a response so promptly, and that we don't have to pussyfoot in..."

Read more
Wendy Hanslip, School Business Manager, Grange Primary School

"What more can I ask for? I sought advice, they offered a set of possibilities, I told them what I wanted and they executed my request exactly as I wished."

Read more
Wayne Scott Ross, Ferryport Group

"Woldgrain Storage has been working with Wilkin Chapman through their offices in Lincoln and Grimsby for some years. During that time, we have always found..."

Read more
John Burnett, MD, Woldgrain Storage Ltd, Managing Director, Woldgrain Storage Ltd

"Collectively, as a company, I have been impressed by their desire to know what schools need in this seemingly constantly changing world of education."

Read more
Jayne Perry, Headteacher, New Waltham Academy

"The speed, professionalism and depth of expertise that I have found within Wilkin Chapman in the space of 10 minutes amazes me, the faith that I have in the..."

Read more
Alan Davison

"We have been working with Wilkin Chapman since 2010 after one of our clients recommended them to us."

Read more
Jenna Whatmough, Alexia Designs, Operations Manager, Alexia Designs

"The service we received was second to none. We would certainly recommend Wilkin Chapman to our friends."

Read more
Client C

Read our blog:

Looking for someone else?