Wilkin Chapman solicitors sees Andrew Holt take the reins 

A Highly-Regarded Partner within the region’s largest law firm has taken up the helm as its Senior Partner.

Wilkin Chapman solicitors sees Andrew Holt take the reins from Mark Carlton, who is stepping aside after seven years. Mark remains an integral part of the senior team, taking on new responsibilities as head of the firm’s headquarters, in Cartergate, Grimsby.

For Andrew, the role offers a new challenge and opportunity as he liaises closely with the firm’s Chief Executive, Des Mannion, to act as a main ambassador externally, while leading the lawyer community internally.

Andrew has enjoyed a long and established career with Wilkin Chapman, with some 30 years’ commercial litigation experience.

Based at the firm’s Lincoln office, in recent years he has co-ordinated the organisation’s representation for the National Farmers Union’s legal advice scheme – Wilkin Chapman is the regional panel solicitors for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

Of his new role, Andrew said: “I am delighted to accept this appointment. Our firm continues to display an innovative approach to its growth and work within our region, and in doing so is a true leader in its field.”

Meanwhile Mark Carlton is delighted to welcome his long-term colleague as his successor.

He said: “We have known each other since being very young solicitors and in many ways our career paths have followed each other.

“Andrew is Wilkin Chapman through and through, always putting the best interests of the firm and others before himself. He is a fine leader and I am absolutely certain that he will uphold the tradition and values of the firm.”

Wilkin Chapman Chief Executive, Des Mannion added: “Mark has steered our firm through much positive change, including our move to the new Grimsby headquarters, while maintaining our enviable position as the biggest firm in our chosen markets locally. “There is no doubt that Andrew is a worthy successor. He will continue to build upon Mark’s legacy as we look to use our success as a vehicle for the growth and prosperity of the region as a whole,” added Des.

Wilkin Chapman’s new Senior Partner Andrew Holt, pictured above left, with Mark Carlton, right