Baines Wilson welcomes two new partners

We are delighted to welcome Elizabeth Black to head up our Commercial  Litigation and Dispute Resolution department and to announce the promotion of Katherine Sibley to partner to head up our specialist Construction and Engineering practice.


Elizabeth has moved from niche commercial firm Taylors (based in Manchester and Blackburn) and Katherine, has been promoted from within to reflect her hard work and expertise and also the opportunities in the Construction and Engineering sector.

Managing Partner, John Wilson said: “We pride ourselves in providing purely commercial legal advice of the highest quality and employing only the best lawyers to work with us and these appointments reflect our approach and values. We are able to recruit lawyers of this calibre as we are different to nearly every other law firm in the region who offer generic legal services; we only deal with commercial and business law matters. Our team of 35 staff deal with the full range commercial, corporate, construction, employment and property law as well as commercial litigation and dispute resolution.”

Elizabeth Black, who lives near Garstang,  said: “I’m really pleased  to be heading up the Dispute Resolution and Litigation team. It is very unusual to have such a specialist team outside of Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester or other major cities and the role is a fantastic opportunity for me.

I was drawn to the firm by its specialism and the extremely strong client base in Cumbria and Lancashire and also, unlike the national and regional law firms, by the firm’s commitment to offering expert advice on the doorstep of local businesses. It certainly helps to that our rates for litigation matters are lower than you would pay in major cities and that our clients enjoy easy access to come and meet us face to face.”

Katherine Sibley is the new Head of Construction and Engineering, she said:

“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to head up our Construction and Engineering Team. Since I joined the firm a few years ago from DLA in Leeds I have been mainly working in this area of practice, dealing with a variety of contentious and non-contentious matters.  The quality of work and clients is excellent and the opportunities in the region are huge.”

Katherine joined the firm in 2014 from international firm DLA Piper. Katherine lives in Ulverston.

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The high quality advice on offer and the experience of the team mean it is the ideal local alternative to larger practices based elsewhere in the North West.

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