Specialist Lawyers in Cumbria & Lancashire

We are one of the North of England's leading specialist commercial law firms. Our lawyers and solicitors work from our offices in Carlisle and Lancaster, and serve clients throughout the UK.

Lawyers for Business

We mainly act for privately owned companies, PLCs and entrepreneurs and our client base also includes financial institutions, nationally and internationally renowned companies as well as local authorities, other public bodies and charities.

We pride ourselves on our commercial ethos and approach. We focus wholly on the needs of business and are acutely aware of our responsibility to provide a commercially-realistic service.

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Our Services

We have specialist lawyers for each of our core practice areas, which include:


Holidays – Death of an Employee

Joanne Holborn Joanne Holborn

Mrs Bauer is the sole legal heir of her husband, who died on 20 December 2010. Mrs Broßonn is the sole legal heir of her husband, who died on 4 January 2013.  Each of their husbands had accrued

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Holiday – Use it or Lose it?

Tom Scaife Tom Scaife

Mr Shimizu was employed by Max-Planck under several fixed-term contracts between 1 August 2001 and 31 December 2013. He was informed that the employment relationship would end and so he was invited

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CIPD Cumbria – Annual Employment Law Update

October 31 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

This event is sponsored by Baines Wilson LLP, Joanne Holborn and the Baines Wilson employment law and training team are hosting this popular event. As usual there will be an update on the latest

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HR FORUM: Gig Economy Impact on Employers

October 19 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

When it comes to employment status claims, it is not down to how organisations describe their relationships with workers and self-employed contractors, but rather the actuality of the relationship as

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Don’t let Employment Law get your goat…

October 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join the Baines Wilson Employment team at their latest Employment Law Update seminars Employment law is ever-changing – come along and find out what’s in, what’s out, what’s old and what’s

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We love being involved with @cumbriacf and have supported them for many years. We will continue to do so with @JohnWBainesWils who has joined them as a trustee! 😃👏 in-cumbria.com/news/Cumbria-C…

Brilliant @iROWEUCLAN seminar on the Gig Economy with Caroline from @BainesWilsonLLP . Some great comments from our @UCLanLSBE PgDip HRM students who attended. A fantastic way for them to learn, in addition to the traditional classroom. Retweeted by Baines Wilson LLP

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