Law firm promotes duo to partner
Wilkin Chapman, a law firm in Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire, has promoted Nick Shaw and James Kinnaird, with a combined 32 years of experience at the firm, to partner.
The move aims to enhance support for individuals dealing with catastrophic injuries and assist employers facing commercial fraud.
After graduating from Lincoln College in 2006, Nick Shaw became a part of Wilkin Chapman. Over the past 17 years, he has dedicated his efforts to the firm’s Lincoln office, accumulating practical experience and receiving support to pursue specialist qualifications, contributing to the progression of his career.
While, James Kinnaird joined Wilkin Chapman in 2008 and has dedicated 15 years to developing his expertise in commercial litigation, providing valuable support to businesses nationwide.
Shaw said: “I’m very proud and excited to be taking on the role of partner at Wilkin Chapman’s personal injury and clinical negligence department in Lincoln. Whether it’s the UK’s hardworking military personnel or our agricultural workers – which is recognised as one of the most statistically dangerous industries in the UK by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) – I look forward to furthering the firm’s important work supporting people with life-changing, catastrophic injuries in these incredibly dangerous areas.”
“I haven’t taken the most conventional path to become a partner, but Wilkin Chapman has nurtured me from day one. It has encouraged me to learn as I earn, instead of going to university. I’ve been hands-on, experiencing the law and its evolution in real time. This to me proves that there are no barriers to what you can achieve – if you have the right support and the right mentality.”
Kinnaird said: “I’m thrilled to be accepting the position of partner in Wilkin Chapman’s commercial dispute resolution team at our Lincoln office. I look forward to continuing to support businesses, directors, and shareholders when they get into disputes with other businesses or internally with each other. Whether companies are struggling with the misuse of their confidential information, a breach of restrictive covenants or unlawful team moves (a team of employees resigning to work for a competitor), I’m here to provide critical support for this niche area of law.”