New lawyers strengthen team at specialist firm

John Wilson, partner in Baines Wilson LLP, Lawyers For Business, based at Lancaster Business Park.
John Wilson, partner in Baines Wilson LLP, Lawyers For Business, based at Lancaster Business Park.

Three new senior lawyers have been appointed at a Lancaster specialist commercial law firm.

Baines Wilson LLP has recruited three senior lawyers already this year and has just recruited a fourth – commercial litigator Martin Stafford.

Two more new recruits are set to join in October.

Martin joins the Dispute Resolution and Litigation Department as an Associate from national law firm DWF.

He has acted for a variety of large and small businesses in a broad range of contractual, tortious and regulatory disputes, and also has substantial public sector experience having acted for local government clients over the years.

He has been a solicitor for 12 years and previously worked in DWF’s Preston and Liverpool offices.

He said: “I’m delighted to have joined Baines Wilson and its rapidly growing team based in Lancaster. I’m looking forward to the challenge and especially to working with the firm’s clients throughout Lancashire and Cumbria.”

John Wilson, managing partner, added: “We have now been able to recruit four top quality commercial lawyers into our Lancaster office creating what we believe is a first locally. That is a local, exclusively commercially focused legal team comparable to the best Manchester and Liverpool based firms.”