Areas of Expertise
Caroline Rayner has acted on behalf of businesses both locally and nationally – from sole traders to large companies – throughout her career.
She advises employers on a wide range of issues, first and foremost with a view to avoiding disputes arising. She is experienced in representing clients’ interests in Employment Tribunals and Courts nationwide in matters such as unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal, breach of contract, redundancy, discrimination and harassment, unlawful deductions, restrictive covenants, TUPE and whistleblowing. This includes representation during ACAS conciliation, employment mediation and advising on settlement agreements. She also advises on non-contentious issues such as drafting and implementing contracts, policies and procedures.
Caroline has also delivered presentations and seminars to clients, trade organizations, local authorities and local businesses, as well as appearing on the radio and writing for local media and trade press on current legal issues facing employers.
Caroline graduated from Nottingham Law School at Nottingham Trent University with a LLB (Honours) Europe with French, having spent one year of her degree studying at the University of Montpellier. She was admitted to the roll of solicitors in 2008.
Caroline completed her training with a firm of solicitors in Lancaster. She continued to work in private practice locally, specialising in employment law and commercial litigation before joining Baines Wilson LLP to focus upon advising businesses in an employment law context.
Caroline grew up and lives in the Lancaster area and is married with a young family. She enjoys dancing and taking part in productions with a local dance school. She also enjoys walking around the Bay area and the Lake District.