Baines Wilson makes senior promotions

North Lancashire law firm Baines Wilson has announced a number of senior promotions, including Tom Scaife becoming equity partner while Elizabeth Sewell becomes a partner.

Tom originally joined the company on a work experience placement, and becomes the firm’s first equity partner to have taken the path from trainee to being an owner of the business.

He said: “We see our trainees as an investment in the future of the firm. I hope my journey from trainee to equity partner in just 10 years inspires others to achieve the same. The professional development opportunities offered by this firm are fantastic and are important in ensuring we retain the very best legal talent.”

Elizabeth Sewell joined the firm in 2002 and has been a key individual in the commercial property team. Other changes within the team see Duncan Harty become head of commercial property and Sean Logue taking on the new role of head of partnership.

Sean, as head of partnership, will combine his role in the commercial property team with taking on increased responsibility as an ambassador for the firm in the external market place.

He said: “Having a figurehead for the firm is important for our business as we enter the next phase of our growth.

I hope my journey from trainee to equity partner inspires others to achieve the same.

"I’m delighted to see Duncan Harty become the new head of commercial property in my place. Duncan has played a huge part in growing the team and reputation of the firm - one that has seen the commercial property team consistently gain top tier ranking in Legal 500, a guide to outstanding law firms UK wide.”

“Elizabeth Sewell has also been a vital member of our team, making a significant contribution to the firm. I congratulate Tom, Elizabeth and Duncan on their new appointments and look forward to an exciting future as Baines Wilson continues to grow.”