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:


Section 1 Statements

Joanne Holborn Joanne Holborn

Most people know that Section 1 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 requires employees to be given a statement of employment particulars (usually contained in a contract of employment) within 2 months

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Hot Topics for 2019

Caroline Rayner Caroline Rayner

Happy New Year to all our readers! As 2019 looks set to be a busy year for employment law, we look forward to what’s in store! Brexit The Government’s ‘Brexit deal’ will be debated in

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LBV84 Magazine Networking Event

January 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sponsored by Baines Wilson and Fat Media Forrest Hills, Lancaster, 4-6pm Tuesday 22 January, 2019 Just £10 + VAT Book Now! It’s Lancaster and Morecambe’s turn to come under the spotlight in

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CIPD Cumbria – Annual Employment Law Update

31st October 2018 @ 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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The @cumbriacf overcame a chilly plunge in Windermere to celebrate its 20th birthday. Could you? 🥶 ❄️ pic.twitter.com/CRacJFDmkU Retweeted by Baines Wilson LLP

Windermere Dip challenge completed by @JohnWBainesWils and @cumbriacf - watch the video here and donate! 🥶❄️ facebook.com/cumbriafoundat…

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