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Chambers & Partners Legal Guide 2016

We are delighted to once again be rated as one of the best in the North West and as the top corporate firm for SME/Owner Managed Businesses in Cumbria in the respected Chambers Guide 2016.

Our corporate lawyers John Wilson and Andrew Hill are ranked as the top corporate lawyers for SME/Owner Managed Businesses in Cumbria, with our Joanne Holborn ranked amongst the best employment lawyers in the North West region.

The guide describes the Baines Wilson Corporate team as a corporate team serving clients on a local and regional basis, commenting that the team maintains a strong profile on acquisitions and disposals for a broad client base, with additional expertise in taxation and lending work.

Clients describe the team as “responsive and readily available.”

The Guide lists one of the team’s work highlights as acting for wine merchant and wholesaler EWGA on its acquisition of the business and assets of Heritage Wine and Helvan.

Notable practitioners the Corporate Team

Head of Corporate Andrew Hill is listed as having particular strength in advising owner-managed businesses and banks. He has a broad corporate practice which takes in joint venture and fund-raising work as well as acquisition and disposal transactions. Clients say that Andrew “gives practical advice which we can use in a timely fashion.”

Managing Partner John Wilson is listed as undertaking work on acquisitions, disposals and commercial agreements. Clients appreciate that John has “a particularly strong grasp of commercial realities.”

Managing Partner John Wilson comments:

“As always, we thank again our clients and contacts for their support and for contributing to the Chambers Guide, which is much appreciated.”

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  • Legal 500 Top Tier 2015
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