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:


Police Investigations

Joanne Holborn Joanne Holborn

Can an employer continue with a disciplinary procedure if the employee is being investigated by the police for the same incident, or must the employer press pause until the police investigation is

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Cyber wars

Caroline Rayner

A London Employment Tribunal has determined that a customer service assistant was unfairly dismissed for encouraging colleagues to ‘cyber picket’ her employer’s website as part of wider strike

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Bay Business Angels Investment Event

May 16 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Bay Business Angels will host its next investment event on 16 May 2019 at Lancaster University’s Business Management School. Key speakers at this event will be experts from NatWest who will discuss

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Working Lunch with NWL Chamber

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Good food, great connections and expert advice on the 2019’s employment laws hot topics.…all in a FREE 2 hour ‘Working Lunch’. On 30th April, The North & Western Lancashire Chamber of

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Employment Law Update – 28 March 2019

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Is Employment Law giving you the hump? 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,

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Glenfiddich Trademark Opposition Is Scotched! Adam Turley looks at a recent #IntellectualProperty case concerning Glenfiddich single malt Scotch. #businesslaw baineswilson.co.uk/news/2839-glen…

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