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Law firm says a fond farewell to experienced partners

THREE partners at regional law firm Wilkin Chapman have retired, with 38 of their peers gathering to say farewell.

Law firm says a fond farewell to experienced partners

A celebration evening was held at Forest Pines Hotel in Broughton for David Beresford and Graham Morris of the Beverley office, and Andrew Wareing of Grimsby.

Collectively they have served for 61 years at Wilkin Chapman, or the practices it has merged with to expand its pan-Humber footprint.

Mr Beresford and Mr Morris have been solicitors for 39 years, with Mr Wareing, originally practicing in Scunthorpe, having completed 34 years.

The event was attended by 80 colleagues and their partners to celebrate their long and successful careers with the firm. Mark Carlton, senior partner, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating the tremendous contribution these three partners have made to the firm over their careers. Although we are very sad to see them go, we are a stronger and better firm because of the expertise they have bought to their wider teams, and the firm as a whole.”

Mr Beresford joined the firm in 1997 when it was Carrick Read before merging with Wilkin Chapman in 2013. He qualified as a solicitor in 1978 specialising in insolvency related property matters with the firms recoveries and insolvency department.

Mr Morris joined Wilkin Chapman in 1990 and specialised in commercial litigation with a special interest in contentious probate, will and inheritance dispute work. In 1993 he took on the role of Deputy District Judge.

Mr Wareing joined the firm in 2003 as a highly regarded family lawyer. He was the first solicitor at Wilkin Chapman to become a family mediator and served on the Law Society’s children’s panel. He is also an accredited specialist of Resolution with advanced specialism in court appearances about finance and children.

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