Baines Wilson adds two to property team

Lancaster-based legal firm Baines Wilson has recruited two new members to its commercial property team.

Kathryn Dean joins as an associate and Lucie Barnes, an experienced specialist in property litigation, joins as associate, taking the total number of commercial property specialists to 11.

Kathryn Dean has wide ranging experience in all types of commercial property transactions, having worked with developers, landowners and housing associates, 

Lucie Barnes specialises in landlord and tenant litigation as well as disputes about land and real estate. Her extensive experience in litigation has enabled the firm to add to their offering for both new and existing clients.

Sean Logue, head of commercial property at Baines Wilson, said: "Our commercial property department continues to go from strength to strength, so we’re very pleased to add someone as experienced as Kathryn Dean to the team.

"In terms of property litigation, unfortunately such disputes are all too common and so to have a specialist like Lucie Barnes join us is not just fantastic news for the firm, but for Lancashire as a whole. Expert advice is essential if a dispute is to be resolved quickly, effectively, and with minimum disruption to business."

Baines Wilson have made four new appointments to the commercial property team in the past six months to meet an increased workload from both new and existing clients.

They have also advised on a number of high profile transactions, including the sale of Penrith’s historic George Hotel, and the sale of much loved campsites Scotgate Park and Braithwaite Bridges to the Camping and Caravanning Club.