Legal specialists join East Yorkshire office of Wilkin Chapman

Legal specialists join East Yorkshire office of Wilkin Chapman

Wilkin Chapman has appointed two new solicitors in Beverley.

Joining the agriculture team is Charlotte Boyes, while senior solicitor Angela Donovan returns to Wilkin Chapman as a member of its dispute resolution team.

With a family home in North Yorkshire and having grown up within agriculture, Boyes studied law at Coventry University. She graduated with a first-class degree before successfully undertaking her legal practice course in Leeds.

She joins Wilkin Chapman at its East Yorkshire base from her home area, where she completed her traineeship and qualified as a solicitor in October 2020.

Boyes said: “The prospect of joining such an experienced and knowledgeable team with offices across the region was an attractive one. I am looking forward to putting roots down in East Yorkshire and building relationships with the clients.”

“With a rural family background and a working knowledge of agricultural issues, I take pride in supporting clients with the practical issues they face whilst also alerting them to possible pitfalls.”

Donovan previously worked in the firm’s Grimsby office in the recoveries department, where she dealt with commercial litigation claims for clients, ranging from owner managed businesses to large national companies.  She joins the firm in Beverley as a senior member of the dispute resolution team.

Donovan has around 10 years of experience in civil litigation and qualified as a solicitor in 2015. 

Her return to Beverley represents an expansion into East Yorkshire for the dispute resolution team, which has previously operated from Wilkin Chapman’s offices in Grimsby and Lincoln.

Donovan said: “I am thrilled to have returned to Wilkin Chapman and be part of this fantastic opportunity to help expand the department into East Yorkshire. I am looking forward to working with our clients and establishing new relationships as we work together, with a pragmatic and efficient approach, to achieve a resolution to their disputes.”

Welcoming both Boyes and Donovan to the firm, Teresa Thomas, head of the Beverley office at Wilkin Chapman, said: “We are extremely proud of the office in Beverley, which has a growing and good relationship with its clients. To have our strength here bolstered by Angela and Charlotte is very welcome.”

Pictured: Charlotte Boyes and Angela Donovan
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