As well as the general recommendation in the regional listing, quoting Wilkin Chapman as having strength in complex corporate and probate work, the firm has also been ranked in 12 specific practice areas with three new recommendations this year for public law, social housing and personal injury/medical negligence.
In addition, the firm has maintained its position in all of its rankings in the following practice areas: corporate and commercial, commercial property, employment, commercial litigation, debt recovery, agriculture & estates, family and personal tax, trust & probate; and increased its profile for criminal work.
In particular, the directory highlighted the expertise of the commercial property department for its ‘strength in depth to handle complex matters’. The corporate and commercial department is noted for its “speedy response times” and Russell Eke has been singled out as being ‘always contactable and keen to assist’.
The public law team was singled out for its notable work in the area of public sector complaints and investigations. Head of department, Jonathan Goolden was mentioned as having advised on over 150 investigations of alleged misconduct by elected officials and is ‘always assured’.
Partner, Nigel Burn’s criminal team was mentioned as having particular strength in regulatory work for agricultural instructions as well as dealing with Environmental Agency prosecutions and high cost fraud cases.
The firm’s agriculture department was quoted as being the NFU panel member handling land purchases and sales alongside complex matters such as diversification and agricultural tenancy arbitration.
The directory’s East Midlands region stretches from Lincolnshire to Northamptonshire and brings together law firms which serve widely different client bases.
Julia Whittaker, chief executive of Wilkin Chapman Grange, said: “These rankings demonstrate the breadth of expertise and specialist skills we have within the firm. Our continued focus on quality has been rewarded by the independent endorsements by our clients across the UK.”