After qualifying in 2005 John has dealt with over 1500 cases relating to personal guarantees, bankruptcies, winding ups, shareholder disputes, mis-selling of financial products, construction, land disputes, landlord and tenant residential, landlord and tenant commercial, debt recovery and breach of contract claims.
From 2002 to 2012 John trained and worked at mid-size Leeds commercial law firms and worked as a consultant for a high street firm for a year thereafter.
In 2013 John founded Bailoran Solicitors to offer niche legal services to progressive and growing businesses, providing them with a friendly, no nonsense and commercial approach to resolving their legal issues.
John’s main areas of expertise are Commercial Dispute Resolution and Insolvency and his case load is largely split equally between these two specialisms. His use of commercial and legal factors in complex and niche areas of law helps clients who are often disadvantaged by being the subject of judgments, order, bankruptcies, winding up orders or personal guarantees.
His expertise has resulted in regularly working for both national and international clients.
Some examples of the matters John has dealt with include:
Ciaran qualified at DLA Piper LLP in 1995 and thereafter specialised in Financial Services Litigation. He joined Cobbetts LLP in 2006 and set up one of the largest Financial Services Litigation teams in the UK with 30 members of staff. Ciaran became a partner in Cobbetts in 2009 and then a partner at Walker Morris LLP until he retired therefrom in 2014.
Ciaran has expertise in suing solicitors and surveyors for negligence and fraud; defended mortgage possession claims; consumer disputes with banks; land disputes; declaration and rectification proceedings; obtaining injunctions (freezing and search and seizure orders) and all aspects of civil litigation.
Ciaran joined Bailoran in April 2017 and has focused on commercial litigation disputes.
Simon is a solicitor with over 20 years’ experience and a track record of achieving favourable outcomes by drafting and negotiating commercial contracts and advising on company law issues. His key strengths include helping organisations develop legal frameworks to promote growth whilst reducing risk; providing solutions that represent a strong return on investment; and translating complex legal concepts into straightforward language to enable sound decision making.
Simon joined Bailoran in December 2018 having worked in a City law firm, national and local government and higher education institutions.
Andrew has over 18 years experience of debt recovery within law firms and in that time he has dealt with over 100,000 Fleet Management Claims for road traffic accidents and 10,000 cases of Business to Business Debt Recovery.
Andrew’s specialisms include advising Small to Medium Enterprises on effective Credit Control and dealing with Pre-legal collections and County Court claims.
Alexia is a Masters in Law student at Northumbria University with LPC included and working pro bono as a student advisor in Housing Law.
She has worked at Bailoran for the last 2 years alongside her studies to strengthen the foundations of her promising future legal career.
In that time Alexia has gained experience in matters of Debt Recovery, Insolvency (S216 notices) and small litigation claims as well as researching areas of law for cases including business & commercial, insolvency, land, housing, agricultural, contract, tort and consumer.
Alexia will commence her training contract in Autumn 2019.
“I would like to write to you and thank Bailoran for the way they carried out the collection of our outstanding debt with a very awkward and stubborn client. You were extremely helpful and courteous during the process and kept us informed at all times even when the client tried using his vast knowledge of the legal system. Overall we would highly recommend your company and look forward to using you again in the near future.”
Damian Pye | C.A.D. Design & Build Services Ltd.
“The Team at Bailoran Solicitors provides both practical and commercial advice in a no nonsense and cost effective manner – I would highly recommend them.”
David Robson | Director at Gaines Robson Insolvency Practitioners
“We are an employment and family specialist practice but frequently have matters that require insolvency, litigation and commercial input. We would have no hesitation in recommending John Bailes and Carys Everitt personally to new clients as we have done on numerous occasions previously. We have always been provided with a first class service and we have peace of mind that our clients have been referred on to trusted individuals.”
Consilia Legal Solicitors | Niche Yorkshire Law Firm
“I met Carys from Bailoran Solicitors at a networking event where I found out about her expertise in business contracts and T&Cs. Since our introduction she has helped me create a water tight agreement for my clients so I am covered in all areas for an event management business. Carys even helped me highlight areas that I didn’t know were required for my business to ensure my contracts protect myself and business but also act in the best interest of my customers. I would highly recommend Carys and Bailoran Solicitors for the help and support they have given me over the past 12 months, and helped me go forward in my business by protecting mine and my customers best interests.”
Zoe Wadsworth | FAB Events
“Bailoran’s quality of service and advice regarding costs are excellent.”
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