Andrew Holt is the new senior partner of Wilkin Chapman

Wilkin Chapman has named Andrew Holt as its new senior partner.

Holt takes over from Mark Carlton, who is stepping aside after seven years. He has been named as head of the firm’s headquarters, in Cartergate, Grimsby.

As the new senior partner of Wilkin Chapman, Holt will liaise closely with the firm’s chief executive, Des Mannion, to act as an ambassador externally, while leading the lawyer contingent internally.

Holt has enjoyed a long and established career at Wilkin Chapman, with some 30 years of commercial litigation experience.

Based at the firm’s Lincoln office, Holt has coordinated Wilkin Chapman’s representation for the National Farmers Union’s legal advice scheme. The firm is the regional panel solicitors for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

Of his new role, Holt said: “I am delighted to accept this appointment. Our firm continues to display an innovative approach to its growth and work within our region, and in doing so is a true leader in its field.”

Commenting on Holt’s appointment, Carlton said: “We have known each other since being very young solicitors and in many ways our career paths have followed each other.”

“Andrew is Wilkin Chapman through and through, always putting the best interests of the firm and others before himself. He is a fine leader and I am absolutely certain that he will uphold the tradition and values of the firm.”

Mannion added: “Mark has steered our firm through much positive change, including our move to the new Grimsby headquarters, while maintaining our enviable position as the biggest firm in our chosen markets locally.”

“There is no doubt that Andrew is a worthy successor. He will continue to build upon Mark’s legacy as we look to use our success as a vehicle for the growth and prosperity of the region as a whole.”

(Pictured: Mark Carlton and Andrew Holt)