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John Wilson

John Wilson

Consultant - Commercial

John Wilson specialises in the major areas of corporate/commercial practice. He has extensive ‘hands-on’ commercial experience acting for businesses across virtually all industry sectors. John’s clients and experiences vary from dealing with family companies to large international companies.

John has seen businesses through from start-up to multi-million pound disposals. Acquisitions and disposals constitute key areas of his practice as do commercial agreements of all sorts. John also acts for banks and financial institutions on acquisitions and other corporate transactions. In addition John practises intellectual property work and also handles sport and entertainment work.


John trained with a leading commercial firm in Newcastle Upon Tyne where he remained for a year post-qualification. He then relocated to Cumbria in 1989 and quickly became a partner and head of commercial in a large newly formed (by a merger) Cumbrian practice. After the firm de-merged John then left Cumbria to work in a niche commercial legal practice in the north-west where he was a partner between 1993 and 1996. For a mixture of business and professional reasons, John returned to Cumbria in late 1996 becoming a partner in Burnetts in Carlisle before deciding to set up Baines Wilson at the beginning of 1999.

John is married and has three children. He is a keen fisherman and is interested in virtually all sports.

'Sources widely praise practice head John Wilson who they describe as an impressive lawyer, with a good business brain'

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