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Operational position for Liz with leading law firm

INSPIRING change and leading an expert team to deliver first class legal services will be the main focus of new Wilkin Chapman manager Liz Walmsley.

Operational position for Liz with leading law firm

With experience spanning more than 24 years, she joins the region’s largest law firm in the role as operational change manager, arriving from Leeds.

She will engage the company’s 400 employees to look at how working practices can be developed and further improved to lead Wilkin Chapman in the years ahead. The remit will include further use of new technology, process improvement and best practice.

She said: “I am tremendously excited about this opportunity. I can already see where we can add value to our clients’ journey with us.

“Wilkin Chapman is a forward-thinking firm, with a great reputation and I see my role as key to ensuring our clients’ experience continues to exceed expectations. 

“It is also extremely rewarding to have the opportunity to work within such a diverse business and move forward with some very good people to make a real difference.”

For Liz moving from Leeds to Grimsby was an easy choice. “There is so much more of a community here,” she said.

“You may not have the vast choices of the larger cities, but what you do have is the coastline and the countryside on your doorstep, some lovely market towns nearby, some good restaurants – and, of course, the lack of a commute, in Leeds it would take me an hour to travel ten miles.”

As Wilkin Chapman moves forward, Liz believes the company’s new Cartergate House head office will also make a positive difference to the talent it is able to attract.

“When I came for the interview I was immediately struck by the professionalism of this prestigious building. It is very impressive and will certainly make a difference.”

As well as working with the team in Grimsby, she will help with developments in Lincoln, Beverley, Louth, Horncastle, Alford and Sheffield.

Chief executive Des Mannion said: “We have an ambitious but very clear growth strategy and regularly reviewing and improving how we operate day-to-day is fundamental to the firm’s development.

“We have strengthened our senior operational team to reflect our strategic intent and I am delighted that Liz has joined us.”

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