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Kate Parker

Kate Parker

Partner - Corporate

Areas of Expertise

Kate Parker is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer and has advised on a wide variety of transactions, including domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and corporate finance transactions, such as IPO’s, equity fund raisings and public takeovers. Kate also provides general corporate and commercial advice on a broad range of matters to a diverse group of clients.


Kate trained with and, on qualification as a solicitor, worked at London firm Travers Smith for a number of years. She then moved to the London office of New York firm Kaye Scholer LLP, as an associate and then “Of Counsel”, where she worked for approximately ten years before relocating to Cumbria with her husband and young children. She joined the corporate and commercial department of Baines Wilson in 2015.

Kate enjoys fell walking with her family, cooking and gardening and renovation projects.


“Kate Parker took time to understand our organization and how we work. Has a good sense of what is priority and what is not. Grasps the key issues well and gives good briefings. Very motivated and great at keeping you up to date.”

“I have used the services of Baines Wilson’s corporate and commercial department for more than 20 years. The department clearly has a client-centric culture. The advice that I have received over many years and on a variety of contractual matters has never been challenged by other law firms and the quality of the department’s service and advice adds up to extremely good value for money.”

“The team is small but very nimble. By dealing directly with partners we get to the right answer quickly and get first-class service each time.”

“The practice is very commercially focused with a common sense approach to the resolution of issues encountered during the life cycle of businesses.”

Delivers practical advice on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters.

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  • Chambers UK
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