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Musician awarded £64,000 after being injured in accident

January 30th 2019
 

By Carol Fish Director & Head of Personal Injury A musician has been awarded £64,000 compensation after suffering injuries to his hip in a road accident. The collision happened when he was riding his scooter on a main road and was attempting to turn right on to a minor road.  He was hit by a 4×4 vehicle entering the main road from the minor road. He fell and landed heavily…

Carol Fish

Advising the Agriculture Sector on Future Proofing Their Businesses

January 22nd 2019
 

THE focus of the agricultural world was tuned into a unique event which tackled challenges and opportunities in the sector against the backdrop of an uncertain post-Brexit economy. More than 125 people packed into The Shepherd’s Inn at Rosehill, Carlisle, for the Future Proof Farming event, which was a collaboration between four major organisations. Legal firm Cartmell Shepherd joined forces with accountants Armstrong Watson, The Cumberland Building Society and The…

What happens when a Child Arrangements Order is breached?

January 21st 2019
 

By Laura Ousby, Solicitor A Child Arrangements Order is a court order regulating arrangements with whom a child is to live, spend time or otherwise have contact and when a child is to live, spend time or otherwise have contact with any person and is usually the last resort when arrangements cannot be agreed amicably. It is most common for such Orders to be made between mums and dads. The…

Employers face new legal duty to prevent sexual harassment

January 14th 2019
 

By Joanne Stronach Head of Employment & HR The government is introducing a new Code of Practice that will place a legal duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. The code will contain several measures including protections for volunteers and interns. The government says it wants to introduce the code so employers better understand their legal responsibilities to protect their staff. The new measures will be put…

Joanne Stronach

Cartmell Shepherd secures Law Society’s conveyancing quality mark

January 14th 2019
 

Cartmell Shepherd in Cumbria and Northumberland has once again secured membership to the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme – the mark of excellence for the home buying process. This is the 7th year in a row that Cartmell Shepherd has achieved CQS accreditation. Cartmell Shepherd underwent rigorous assessment by the Law Society in order to continue to hold CQS status, which marks the firm out as continuing to meet the…

Court appoints deputy for patient unable to manage her affairs

January 9th 2019
 

By Rebecca Adams, Solicitor The Court of Protection has appointed a deputy to look after the interests of a woman who lacked capacity to manage her property and affairs. The woman was 71 and prior to becoming ill, had not set up a Lasting Power of Attorney, which would have enabled her to appoint someone in advance to look after her affairs if she became unable to do so herself.…

Rebecca-L-Armstrong, Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors

Tenant awarded £18,000 rent refund after wall collapses

January 7th 2019
 

By Mark Aspin, Director and Head of Dispute Resolution A tenant has been awarded a refund of more than £18,000 after a wall collapsed at the property he was renting. The court heard that the tenant had signed a two-year lease on a house with no break clause. He paid all the £34,000 rent in advance. After moving in, the tenant contacted the letting agent to draw attention to the…

Homeowners have covenant modified to allow barn conversion

January 2nd 2019
 

By Jonathan Carroll Director and Head of Agriculture A married couple have succeeded in having a restrictive covenant modified to allow them to build more than one house on part of their land. The couple had bought the land together with a farmhouse in 2001 for £600,000 from a college.  They then obtained planning permission allowing them to convert two outbuildings, the “Modern Barn” and the “Old Barn”, into a single…

Jonathan Carroll, Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors

Major financial boost handed to innovative This is Cumbria initiative

January 2nd 2019
 

INDEPENDENT businesses hoping to exhibit at one of the UK’s biggest food and drink trade shows have been given a major boost.  Top legal firm Cartmell Shepherd has agreed to sponsor a key section of the This is Cumbria (TiC) area at next year’s Farm Shop and Deli Show at the NEC in Birmingham. The innovative TiC movement was launched earlier this year with a view to project the very…

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