Leading commercial law firm Baines Wilson have promoted two members of staff. Tom Scaife, who originally joined the firm on a work experience placement, becomes the firm’s first equity partner to have taken the path from trainee to being an owner of the business. Elizabeth Sewell, who joined the firm in 2002 and has been a key individual in the commercial property team becomes a partner. Other changes within the team see Duncan Harty becoming Head of Commercial Property and Sean Logue taking on the new role of Head of Partnership.
Tom Scaife commented “We see our trainees as an investment in the future of the firm. I hope my journey from trainee to equity partner in just 10 years inspires others to achieve the same. The professional development opportunities offered by this firm are fantastic and are important in ensuring we retain the very best legal talent in Cumbria.”
Sean Logue, as Head of Partnership, will combine his role in the Commercial Property team with taking on increased responsibility as an ambassador for the firm in the external market place. Sean said “Having a figure head for the firm is important for our business as we enter the next phase of our growth. I’m delighted to see Duncan Harty become the new Head of Commercial Property in my place. Duncan has played a huge part in growing the team and reputation of the firm – one that has seen the Commercial Property team consistently gain top tier ranking in Legal 500, a guide to outstanding law firms UK wide.”
“Elizabeth Sewell has also been a vital member of our team, making a significant contribution to the firm. I congratulate Tom, Elizabeth and Duncan on their new appointments and look forward to an exciting future as Baines Wilson continues to grow.”