We are delighted to announce the promotions of three of our solicitors.
Katherine Sibley moves up from Associate to Partner and will head up the developing area of Construction and Engineering at the firm as well as handling other contentious matters as a member of the commercial litigation team.
Katherine joined the firm in 2014 from DLA Piper. Having been brought up in Ulverston, Katherine returned home to join Baines Wilson and is one of a few lawyers that specialise in Construction and Engineering disputes in the North.
John Wilson, Managing Partner at Baines Wilson comments: “We are delighted to promote Katherine to Partner. Katherine is another top quality solicitor that we have recruited from leading national firms and her promotion is an example of the opportunities available here.”
Katherine adds: “I’ve really enjoyed my time at Baines Wilson. The quality of work and clients are excellent. Baines Wilson has given me a platform to develop a construction & engineering practice in the North West. Given the current boom in energy and engineering in the North West I see a huge opportunity to build the department and add to the team.”
Tom Scaife has also been promoted to Partner within the Employment Department.
Tom has progressed all the way from, initial work experience placement to trainee solicitor to Partner within the firm.
Tom has become renowned for his strong rapport with clients and pragmatic approach to the thorniest of employment issues and has become a well-known and respected figure in the business community.
Tom said “It’s great to be part of such a dynamic and locally unique firm and department.”
Joanne Holborn, Head of Employment at Baines Wilson LLP, said “I am delighted to promote Tom, he is a huge asset to the business and to the Employment Department in particular.”
Further recognising the Employment department’s growth, Caroline Rayner has also been promoted to Associate. Caroline has worked closely with Joanne Holborn and Tom Scaife since joining Baines Wilson in 2014.
Joanne Holborn said “Caroline is a well-known figure in the Lancashire business community and has continually made significant contributions to the employment department at Baines Wilson. I am pleased to announce her promotion and I am confident that she will continue to develop and grow the department, especially in Lancashire”