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Rubie could prove to be a diamond as region’s leading law firm targets more growth after record 2016

EXPANDING regional law firm Wilkin Chapman has created a key new role as it looks to realise its growth ambition.

Rubie could prove to be a diamond as region’s leading law firm targets more growth after record 2016

The Grimsby-based legal giant has welcomed new head of business development and marketing, Lindsay Rubie.

She has joined the firm at its new Cartergate House HQ from HSBC Bank Plc, where she held a number of commercial roles since 2005, most recently as agricultural relationship manager.

Bosses at the law firm, which has a strong foothold in farming with a number of offices in Lincolnshire's rural hubs, said she brings with her a wealth of knowledge about the region and its business needs, and has vast experience in managing and developing client portfolios.

Mrs Rubie said "What attracted me to the role was that Wilkin Chapman is a forward thinking firm that is committed to the local area. From my short time with the firm, I recognise that it is a business that enables excellence, both for the clients and for its employees. I am very much looking forward to showcasing this excellence and developing strong relationships with clients and expanding links with the local business community.”

Her appointment comes after a record performance in 2016, and ambitious growth plans for 2017. The firm now employs nearly 400 staff, of which 45 are partners, turning over £21.4 million.

Des Mannion, chief executive of Wilkin Chapman, said: "We have just carried out a strategic review and are in a period of strong growth for the firm and a very exciting time for the region; north and south of the Humber.

"We are delighted to have Lindsay’s expertise on board to realise these opportunities, and are already reaping the benefits of her skill set.”

Mrs Rubie will split her time between the firm's seven offices, which include Lincoln, Beverley and most recently Sheffield, and will focus on raising the firm’s profile, developing its reputation and helping the firm and its client to achieve their commercial goals.

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