Helena Buckle, Rory Cullen, Adam Ottley and Amy Smith, all grew up and went to school in this area before attending University and undertaking their legal qualifications further afield.
And they have even more in common as Helena, Rory and Adam all attended Caistor Grammar School while Amy attended Franklin College but is from Caistor!
Julia Whittaker, Chief Executive of Wilkin Chapman LLP, commented: “We undertake a thorough recruitment process for trainee solicitors each year during which, apart from interviewing, we ask candidates to take part in an assessment centre. This provides a subjective benchmark for us to compare candidates. We were delighted to be able to make these appointments and I am sure that they will bring much to Wilkin Chapman Grange over the years to come.”
This is the first time that the firm has been able to appoint so many candidates together with such strong local links and to celebrate the success of former pupils, Head Teacher Roger Hale of Caistor Grammar School and Trevor Wray, Principal of Franklin College, joined the new trainees for a welcome photograph.
Wilkin Chapman has strong links with the local education community. Julia Whittaker is a former governor of Caistor Grammar School and partner Matthew Dix is currently a governor at Franklin College where also a number of the firm’s solicitors mentor current students.