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:


Reinstatement Order

Tom Scaife Tom Scaife

In a rare case, a Tribunal has ordered that a tanker driver be given his job back after he was dismissed for an accidental fuel spillage. Mr D Nolan v XPO Bulk UK Limited Mr

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Jabba the Hutt as a referee?

Joanne Holborn Joanne Holborn

A pilot was found by an Employment Tribunal to have provided false information in an application for employment, specifically providing a reference from a Star Wars villain, Jabba the Hut. He

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Handshakes and discrimination

Caroline Rayner Caroline Rayner

A Swedish Muslim woman has won an indirect discrimination claim after her job interview was ended when she refused a handshake due to her religion. Farah Alhajeh was interviewed for a position as a

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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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Great talk from @MooreandSmalley at the Bay Business Angels event this afternoon #investment #tax #growth pic.twitter.com/sIXBPfaC0w

Another excellent Bay Business Angels event at @LancasterManage today, really great businesses pitching and a lot of potential investors in the room. Continuing success for the group! #lancaster #Cumbria #investment pic.twitter.com/ThQeJj2Lgl

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