Leading regional law firm Wilkin Chapman solicitors has been heralded as one of the top organisations of its kind in the UK.
The Lawyer UK 200 for 2017 ranks the top legal firms in Britain based on key statistics - pitching regional organisations with national interests, against the largest global outfits in the UK.
This year’s report shows how Wilkin Chapman solicitors, with seven offices in Lincolnshire, the Humber and Yorkshire, has cemented its place as one of the UK’s top 200 law firms.
On hearing the results, Simon Beardsley, Chief Executive at Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce praised the firm, saying:
“We are thrilled for our member Wilkin Chapman – a truly deserving business who are a valuable asset in our local business community.
“It is great to see a local Lincolnshire business being recognised at a national level and it is a credit to everyone who works for the organisation. We wish them continued success and growth in the future.”
Across its offices in Lincoln, Grimsby, Beverley, Louth, Horncastle, Alford and Sheffield, Wilkin Chapman employs nearly 400 partners and staff, placing it as the UK’s 74 th largest law firm in terms of staff numbers – a jump from 84 th place last year.
Wilkin Chapman’s record on diversity is also very impressive – with the number of women it employs placing it 73 rd in the Top 200 table. Of the firm’s partners, a third are women.
Released this month, the report also shows Wilkin Chapman as the top firm in the Lincolnshire and Humber region – standing at number 106 in the UK Top 200, based on revenue.
Key measures looked at in the report include overall performance with regards to diversity, the number of partners an organisation has and its total number of staff – and in all these areas Wilkin Chapman finds itself in the Top 100, and firmly at the top of the regional tree.
Chief Executive Des Mannion is delighted with the firm’s standing in the Top 200, which is the most comprehensive guide to the success of the country’s legal
“The Lawyer UK 200 shows us as a leader in our profession in the Lincolnshire, Humber and Yorkshire regions, and also within the top firms in the country, a fact of which we are all delighted. I think there are still a number of people in the region who don’t realise our size, and the breadth of expertise we have.
“Of equal importance, is our success in nurturing local talent, encouraging them into our business, developing them personally and supporting their careers with us.
He added: “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved, both our people and clients, for the support and hard work in helping the firm in achieving these important milestones and recognition together.”