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  1. Corporate and commercial: Cumbria
  2. Leading individuals (region-wide)
  3. Next generation lawyers (region-wide)

Leading individuals (region-wide)

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Next generation lawyers (region-wide)

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    • Stacey Hall - Bond Dickinson LLP
    • Martin McKinnell - Endeavour Partnership LLP
    • Emma Pern - Sintons LLP
    • Adam Rayner - Muckle LLP
    • Paul Wigham - Watson Burton LLP

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Clients of Baines Wilson LLP praise its ‘strong technical knowledge’, its ‘commercial outlook’, and its ability to ‘provide straightforward and practical advice, making it a key name on any shortlist’. John Wilson and the ‘excellent’ Andrew Hill lead the commercial and corporate groups, respectively. Wilson advised Gott Agri Synergy on its acquisition of Stonegate Group and Hill assisted Lloyd Motors with its acquisition of the Ripon Rover business and service centre. Further highlights for Hill include acting for Lakes Biomass on its sale to Forest Fuels and advising one of the shareholders of Online Systems on its MBO. Clients also single out Kate Parker, who is ‘genuinely brilliant’; consultant Chris Kelly, who joined the firm in 2016 from Pinsent Masons LLP and focuses on commercial work and risk management issues; and ‘incredible’ commercial property specialist Sean Logue.

Burnetts has a ‘standout team’ that ‘exceeds expectations across the board’ and maintains ‘exceptionally high standards’. Department head John Noctor ‘excels in his role’; he is assisted by IT and IP specialist Vaughan Jones, who ‘makes communication easy’, and M&A and private equity expert Michael Walby, who ‘brings energy and passion to all the work he does’. Key sector focuses include transport, education, professional services and nuclear. In an illustration of its education-sector capability, Noctor advised Carlisle College on the preparation of a series of contracts and sub-contracts for the delivery of the Skills Support for the Workforce programme, which is being funded by the European Social Fund ESF funded programme. Other highlights included assisting Lloyd Motors with its acquisition of a Jaguar franchise from Clelands of the Borders, and acting for the shareholders of Denton Tyres on its sale to Micheldever. Other clients include Hudson Swan Engineering and H&H Group; Walby acted for the latter on its acquisition of Armitage Livestock Insurance Brokers.

Cartmell Shepherd’s team of ‘commercial and pragmatic partners demonstrates knowledge and technical abilities that are comparable to any others in the market’, and is praised for its ‘comprehensive, fast and accurate advice’. The group, which sits as part of the firm’s business services team, regularly works with the employment and real estate departments and is led by associate Nick Hodgson, who ‘provides sound advice that is always level-headed’. Hodgson regularly handles M&A transactions, MBOs, restructurings, distribution agreements and franchising matters. Recent mandates include advising on the sale of a property maintenance company, handling a refinancing for a national accountancy practice and assisting a local media company with the disposal of one of its titles to a community interest group. Hodgson is also advising on an investment into a professional sports team.

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