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Baines Wilson LLP ranked as the leading corporate law firm in Cumbria

We are delighted to report that the 2013 edition of the Chambers UK Guide ranks our corporate team as the leading corporate team in Cumbria, and recognises our employment team as one of two joint leading teams for employment work in Cumbria.

The Chambers UK Guide provides independent client-led intelligence on the legal profession, after assessing qualities such as technical legal ability, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence and commitment.

Chambers state that the high quality advice on offer from our corporate team and the experience that it offers means that the team is the ideal local alternative to larger teams based elsewhere in the North West. Clients state that the team has “the relevant skills, experience and expertise for all types of work, regardless of complexity”.

John Wilson is described as having an “excellent reputation” and as “the driving force in the business”, with “a high profile in the local professional community”.

Andrew Hill, who is ranked as the leading corporate lawyer in Cumbria, is described as “very efficient, highly commercial and a good team player”, with Chambers going on to state that he is particularly admired for his project management skills, with clients stating that “he is a very good communicator and keeps all parties up to speed at all times”.

Chambers state that clients commend our employment team for its “fast response times”, “use of clear English” and “friendly, efficient approach”. Jo Holborn, who heads the employment team, is noted for her “tactical awareness” and her “measured and balanced approach”.

Managing partner, John Wilson, comments:-

“We are naturally delighted with the latest recognition of the quality of advice and service that we offer and would like to thank everyone who recommended us to Chambers.

It is particularly pleasing to note that our ability to offer a local alternative to larger teams based elsewhere in the North West is specifically acknowledged. We are certainly seeing this reflected in a growing trend for businesses to move away from the larger national and regional law firms to smaller niche commercial firms like ourselves, where clients can get the benefit of a more personal, partner led service at significantly lower charge out rates, without any compromise with regard to quality and commerciality of advice.

With the opening of our new Lancaster office, we will be able to more easily offer businesses and entrepreneurs in Lancaster and South Cumbria who require specialist commercial advice a real local alternative to larger commercial law firms in Manchester and Preston”.

If you would like to know more about our corporate department and the services we are able to provide please contact Andrew Hill or John Wilson on 01228 552600 or email one of them at

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