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:


GDPR Fines

Joanne Holborn Joanne Holborn

How big is the ICO’s appetite for issuing big fines under GDPR? Extremely, if the fines announced this week are a reliable barometer! The ICO has announced decisions to fine British Airways

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Mind the gap

Caroline Rayner

Does a three month gap between holiday underpayments break the chain and prevent employees from being able to claim for unpaid holiday pay before the gap? Not according to the Court of Appeal in

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‘Rubber-stamping’ reports

Tom Scaife Tom Scaife

Did Royal Mail unfairly dismiss or discriminate against Mr Kelly, and more generally: can employers rely on occupational health reports to determine an employee’s disability? Kelly v Royal Mail

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CYZ Business Breakfast

June 28 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

We are pleased to be sponsoring a business breakfast at Carlisle Youth Zone on Friday 28 June. Join us at this free breakfast event with guest speaker, Kate Willard, Director of Partnership

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CIPD Cumbria Mock Tribunal

June 5 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

We are delivering the CIPD Cumbria Mock Tribunal Event on 5 June 2019. In this interactive morning session will give you a good idea of what it is like to appear as a witness in

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