Karl is a seasoned banking lawyer advising on a wide range of financial products. He also advises businesses facing bankruptcy and professional partnerships.

Karl joined the firm in 1980 as a trainee solicitor after graduating from Aberystwyth University. He became a partner in 1987.

Karl enjoys extreme sports from white water kayaking to downhill mountain biking. He also pays an active part in his local Church.

Karl lives in Cardiff with his wife, Gillian, the Chief Executive of CAFCASS Cymru and their daughter Esther.


"Karl Baranski is also noted for his restructuring work and his niche expertise on fund structuring"
Legal 500, 2021

"He shows attention to detail, is available when needed and is very knowledgeable."
Chambers & Partners 2021

"He is really responsive. If there is an urgent matter needing to be dealt with, he is excellent in responding in a short space of time, and he gives really comprehensive responses as well."
Banking & Finance, Chambers & Partners Directory, 2020

Baranski recently advised Lloyds Bank on an £8.3m capital expenditure facility to FEI Foods accompanied by a separate £11.2m hire purchase facility
Legal 500, 2019

"He has a significant amount of technical knowledge, and is determined to find groundbreaking solutions."

Chambers & Partners Directory, 2019

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