23 October 2015

Mark Wilkinson crowned ‘Rising Star’ at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2015

We are very pleased to announce that Mark Wilkinson, Shulmans’ Head of Insolvency & Credit Management Services, won the Rising Star Award at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2015.

The Yorkshire Legal Awards recognise outstanding legal talent across our region. Jasmine Cawkwell, Chair of the Leeds Junior Lawyers Division, commented about Mark: “Mark Wilkinson showed a real dedication and determination to grow not just his career but his firm. He played a key role in his firm’s recent growth and success. He started his career as a window cleaner and then brokered a deal with a firm to work part-time whilst studying. He has continued to show this determination throughout.”

Mark, who joined Shulmans as an associate two and a half years ago, has indeed played a key role in Shulmans’ phenomenal growth. Tim Halstead, Managing Partner, says: “When he joined us just over two years ago, we set Mark the challenge of building an insolvency practice from scratch, when others in the industry were struggling to keep existing staff busy. Within months he’d generated so much work he needed another solicitor on his team – and he’s just taken on another. Workloads have gone through the roof – his team is in huge demand!”

Mark was made partner earlier this year, testament to his success within the firm. He leads the firm’s services to clients such as insolvency practitioners, accountants, company directors, sole traders and individuals on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious personal and corporate insolvency matters.

Shulmans was also in the running for the 'Law Firm of the Year (11-30 Partners)' and 'Commercial Property' categories, for which we received 'highly commended' mentions at the awards.

This comes in the wake of our ‘highly commended’ mention in the ‘Property Law Firm of the Year’ category at the Yorkshire Property Industry Awards earlier in September. Altogether, we were one of only six firms to receive this praise.

Further information about the Yorkshire Legal Awards can be found at http://www.yorkshirelegalnews.co.uk/yorkshire-legal-awards/.