Wilkin Chapman’s corporate team welcomes new Partner

Lawyer Ed Capes has re-joined Wilkin Chapman solicitors as a Partner within Lincoln’s Corporate & Commercial team.

Ed returns to the firm where he previously completed his training contract some 20 years ago.

Having obtained degrees in English Law and French Law, Ed first joined Wilkin Chapman at its then offices in Bank Street, Lincoln in 2001.

Ed said: “It is wonderful to be returning and a great opportunity to join Russell and the team.

“There is such breadth and depth in Corporate & Commercial, and across the firm generally.”

Born and raised in Lincolnshire, Ed completed his training with Wilkin Chapman and went on to experience new opportunities both within Lincoln and in Nottingham where he most recently worked for a large national firm.

Ed continued: “Yes, Lincoln has always been a city, but if you look back it used to have a much smaller commercial centre. That has changed dramatically over recent years.

“The University has undoubtedly played its part, along with improved infrastructure, and a recognition that this is a great place to live and work.

“Both in terms of quality and quantity, we are seeing corporate transactions on a scale that we would not have witnessed even a decade ago and the emergence of centres of excellence in the city and across the county, which stimulate and support exciting and fast-growing businesses.”

Welcoming Ed back as a Partner, Russell Eke said: “Our highly experienced team comprises of talented solicitors who have a particular passion for supporting and sharing in the success of our businesses here, building up relationships that will last over many years.

“Ed undoubtedly has that drive and passion, and I am delighted that he is joining us.”