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Key steps for child arrangements if you’re getting divorced

Key steps for child arrangements if you’re getting divorced

By Laura Ousby Solicitor Couples face several new challenges when getting divorced but one of the most important is deciding what will happen to the children. Will they live with mum or dad…or both at different times? How much contact should each parent have? How much will each parent pay towards their children’s upkeep? These […]

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“Holly – you’re hired!”

“Holly – you’re hired!”

  A law firm has joined the country’s elite – by appointing a rising star as its first solicitor apprentice. The traineeships are usually the reserve of big city firms, but Cartmell Shepherd has stepped up and made history in Cumbria. The move to offer what is thought to be the county’s first solicitor apprenticeship […]

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Sisters allowed to correct error to benefit from family trust

Sisters allowed to correct error to benefit from family trust

By Claire Wilson Associate Solicitor Two sisters have been allowed to correct an error in a family trust that would have prevented them from benefiting in the way intended when the document was drawn up. The sisters were aged 58 and 56. When their mother died in 2005, they had inherited equally her 50% share […]

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High five for legal firm after it is named in national top 100 list!

High five for legal firm after it is named in national top 100 list!

A LEGAL business has been named in an influential top 100 list for the fifth consecutive year. Cartmell Shepherd is the only law firm in Cumbria to make the national Lex 100, which is based on reviews submitted by trainees. The business is ‘friendly, outgoing and goes out of its way to help people,’ according […]

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Warning to Land Owners re Vehicle Insurance

Warning to Land Owners re Vehicle Insurance

By Carol Fish Head of Personal Injury As it stands there is no specific requirement under UK law for compulsory motor insurance on private land and indeed many private land owners do not insure vehicles that they do not use on a road or public place for example, a quad bike on a farm. In […]

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