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Caroline Rayner

Caroline Rayner

Partner – Employment

Caroline Rayner has throughout her career acted on behalf of businesses both locally and nationally, from sole traders to large companies.

She is experienced in advising employers on wide ranging HR and employment law issues in a pragmatic and commercial way.  She regularly represents employers in Employment Tribunal and Court proceedings in disputes involving issues such as those relating to dismissal, breach of contract and discrimination. She also advises on non-contentious issues such as drafting and implementing contracts, policies and procedures and business sales and acquisitions from an employment perspective.  Caroline regularly delivers training and seminars to employers, trade organisations, and business events as well as appearing on the radio to discuss current legal issues facing employers.

Caroline has a commercial litigation background and has a particular interest in disputes involving an employment law overlap, such as those concerning breach of restrictive covenants and other breach of contract claims.  She also has experience in property litigation, particularly involving dilapidations in commercial property.


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 and is proud to have worked in private practice specialising in employment law and commercial litigation in Lancaster to date.

Caroline grew up and lives in the Lancaster area and has a young family. She enjoys dancing, city breaks and walking in the Lake District.


“Businesses of all sizes rely on Caroline’s in depth knowledge of employment law and its applications.”

“Baines Wilson are fantastic and have supported me so much.”

“Caroline and Tom provided an excellent, commercially focused service helping us to achieve the desired outcome, quickly and mitigating any risk.”

Businesses of all sizes rely on Caroline’s in depth knowledge of employment law and its applications.

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