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Chattertons represent UK Piers Ltd and Skegness Pier Co Ltd on the sale of Skegness Pier

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Chattertons are proud to announce that they have recently acted for their long-standing clients in the leisure and recreation sector, UK Piers Limited and Skegness Pier Co Limited, on their sale of Skegness Pier.

Skegness Pier Co Limited was incorporated in 1879 and has since been in the ownership of several families, but has been run by the Mitchells and then the Wilkinson families for close on the last 45 years.

Established in 1856, Chattertons Solicitors and Wealth Management is considered to be one of oldest law firms in the UK. In recent years they have grown significantly to become a regional heavyweight offering a full range of legal and financial services to both personal and business clients. Chattertons is now a leading ‘Top 200’ law firm with 8 offices in the East Midlands (7 in Lincolnshire and 1 in Newark, Nottinghamshire).

The Chattertons' multi-disciplinary team acting on this case was headed by Stuart Newell (Senior Associate, Corporate) and including Catriona Wheeler (Property), Annette Wood (Employment) and Grant Shackleston (Licensing).

The current owner, Carolyn Wilkinson, Managing Director of UK Piers Limited and Skegness Pier Co Limited, commented, "It was a difficult decision to contemplate the sale of a business that has been in our family for so many years and it was important to us that the process was handled in a professional manner. Chattertons worked extremely hard to bring this matter to a successful conclusion for us and always delivered a thoroughly professional service. We would like to thank Stuart and the rest of the Chattertons team for all their dedication and hard work throughout this process."

Stuart Newell (Senior Associate, Corporate), said, "It has been a pleasure to work with both Carolyn and Chris Paine (Finance Director) in bringing this transaction to a successful conclusion, whilst overcoming a number of challenges along the way. I wish them both the very best for the future.

“I’d like to thank my team for all their hard work throughout. As is the case with all our corporate and commercial clients, the team provided a dedicated, highly professional and efficient service tailored to the clients’ requirements.”


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The Corporate team here at Chattertons work with a number of sellers to help them prepare for sale, tidy them up and conduct legal audits. We can also discuss structuring or introduce you to corporate finance and business agents who could find you a buyer.

A member of the Corporate team would be happy to discuss confidentially any thoughts you are having on a free, no obligation basis.

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