Louth based solicitors, Wilkin Chapman Grange, have added to their latest legal guide recommendations.
Hot on the heels of the firm’s success with listings in the Legal 500 and the Lawyer UK 200, it has received four recommendations within the influential Chambers 2013 guide.
The prestigious Chambers UK 2013 guide identifies and ranks the country’s top law firms and solicitors by region.
Listings in the guide are based on thousands of in-depth interviews with lawyers and their clients and are conducted by a team of over 140 full-time researchers.
To gain a listing in the guide, both firms and individuals must be recommended during the interview and research process.
The 2013 guide features a newly defined ‘Lincoln and surrounds’ region within which the Lincoln firm receives four recommendations. Both the agriculture and corporate & commercial teams are recommended in the agricultural & rural affairs and corporate/mergers & acquisitions categories respectively.
In the category of agricultural & rural affairs, the firm is highlighted as being ‘known for serving the agriculture sector throughout Lincolnshire’ and representing clients in ‘contentious mattes and regulatory disputes, included equine cases.’
A client also states that the agriculture team ‘has lawyers who know the sector very well and are very good at what they do. They are also cost effective.’
Within the corporate/mergers & acquisitions category the firm is recognised as providing ‘advice on a wide range of business issues.’ The corporate and commercial team is also highlighted as specialising in ‘assisting schools with academy conversions and advising agricultural clients within the renewables sector.’
In addition to the practice area recommendations, there are categories within which lawyers can be ranked as exceptional individuals. Two of the firm’s solicitors have been singled out for praise within these categories. Philip Day, partner at the firm’s Louth office, is recognised in the category of ‘Senior Statesmen’ and Catherine Harris, senior solicitor, is recommended as an ‘Associate to Watch.’ Both are featured in the agriculture & rural affairs category within the Lincoln and Surrounds region.
As a senior statesman, Philip receives special mention for his ‘decades of experience to the farming sector.’ He is also recognised for his ‘specialism in advising clients about both UK and EU subsidies and other farming concerns.’
Commenting on the firm’s recommendations, Julia Whittaker, chief executive, said: “Endorsement and recognition from independent bodies such as Chambers and Partners and Legal 500, is a testament to the collective strength and expertise of the firm and our specialist teams of lawyers. We remain as committed as ever to providing both business and individual clients with a first class and cost effective legal service.”
Wilkin Chapman LLP employs more than 325 people and has 10 offices throughout Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire. It is the largest law firm within the Newcastle, Norwich and Leeds triangle and prides itself on delivering a specialised legal advice and a first class client service, for a fair price