Baines Wilson Named As One Of The North’s Top Law Firms

Business law firm Baines Wilson has earned high praise for its excellence in commercial property, litigation, corporate and commercial, and employment law.

The accolades come thick and fast in the latest edition of the Legal 500, the eagerly awaited annual guide to UK law firms and lawyers. Entry  is no mean achievement. The publishers carry out extensive research and thousands of client interviews to gauge the strengths of law firms and lawyers. Only the best are included.

It again names two Baines Wilson lawyers – commercial property specialists Duncan Harty and Sean Logue – among only three “leading individuals” in their field across the whole of the North.

Duncan leads what the guide describes as a “practical and commercially focused” team that “excels in commercial and residential development projects”. As well as the “highly regarded” Sean Logue, fellow team member Stephanie Bradley earns a mention too.

Baines Wilson, which has offices in Carlisle and Lancaster, is in the highest tier in the North for corporate work, litigation and commercial property.

The “excellent” corporate team is described as “helpful, knowledgeable and patient” and “very cohesive and effective” with a “strong commercial ethos” able to “ensure that transactions are navigated with as little stress as possible.” 

Head of department Andrew Hill is singled out as “an exceptional partner” for whom “nothing is ever too much trouble”, along with colleagues Jennifer Bell – who specialises in transport and logistics – and Kate Parker, praised by clients as “a great asset to the firm”.

Baines Wilson’s employment team “focuses on supporting employers” with head of the team Joanne Holborn “drawing on deep experience” and having particular expertise in absence, rehabilitation and disability discrimination.

Her colleagues Caroline Rayner and Tom Scaife are cited too, the latter as a “key practitioner with strengths in tribunal work and employment aspects of commercial transactions”.

In litigation, Chris Clayton is recognised in delivering “an exceptionally high level of client service”.

Head of Partnership, Sean Logue says “We are proud of all of our teams. Their continued recognition as one of the best in the region is a reflection of the exceptional work carried out firm-wide for our clients”. 

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