Grimsby law giant aims [not] to make a splash in major county expansion!

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 14 Mar 2019

Grimsby-headquartered Wilkin Chapman is expanding its presence in Lincoln, and unveiling it in spectacular style.

The region’s largest law firm has been represented in the city since it merged with Gilbert Blades in 1998, adding Epton and Co a year later.  

Already operating across two floors of The Maltings, overlooking Brayford Pool, a third has been taken in a £240,000 venture. 

And it is over the stretch of water that a world-leader in human flight will perform a breathtaking airborne display, with jet suit pioneer Richard Browning, of Gravity Industries, to put on quite a show for the official opening, at noon on April 11. 

It is a high-tech feat and subtle nod to the evolution of a company in a county proudly steeped in aviation history. 

Chief executive, Des Mannion, said: “This will be fantastic, something that has never been witnessed in Lincolnshire before. We are thrilled to be marking the opening of our expanded premises in this way.”

Wilkin Chapman sits just outside the UK’s Top 100 law firms. It moved to The Maltings in 2011 and the ‘new’ ground floor will house the firm’s personal injury and medical negligence teams, with more than 100 soon to be employed in Lincoln alone. 

It follows the major move to a purpose-built headquarters in Grimsby’s Cartergate in 2017.

The Maltings is managed by commercial property agent, Banks Long & Co. Director William Wall has overseen the expansion.

He said: “We are delighted to have leased further office space at The Maltings to this well-respected law firm. It has been a very successful development for our clients as the building occupies a sought-after position overlooking the Brayford Pool close to the amenities of the city centre.

"The acquisition clearly cements Wilkin Chapman’s commitment to Lincoln, increasing its offer to clients in the surrounding area. Banks Long & Co and the landlords wish the company the best of luck with its continued growth.”

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