Awards & Accolades

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Rebecca Adams was presented with the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners’ (STEP) Worldwide Excellence Award.

Three members of Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors’ Agriculture and Estates team have received the accolade from the Legal 500 which analyses the capabilities of law firms across the world.

Cartmell Shepherd’s director and head of agriculture Jonathan Carroll and director Mark Jackson have both been highlighted as “leading individuals”, while associate solicitor Katherine Pretswell-Walker has been described as a “rising star”.

Our dedicated agriculture team has been officially ranked one of the two best in the North of England in a worldwide legal listing. Unrivalled industry insight and expertise held by the department saw them awarded the ‘top tier’ ranking in the Legal 500 alongside international firm Womble Bond Dickinson.

Finalists in the Northern Law Awards 2019 Private Client Team of the Year.

Winner of the “Penrith Business of the Year Award 2018” at the Penrith Stars of Business Awards

Matthew Rogers was presented with the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners’ (STEP) Worldwide Excellence Award.

It was given to the STEP candidate who achieved the highest mark nationally in STEP’s advanced certificate in will preparation, part of a series of exams covering wills, estates, trusts and succession planning.

Directors Jonathan Carroll, Deborah Flynn and Carol Fish have achieved national recognition in the Chambers and Partners UK Guide, used to rank lawyers and law firms throughout the country.

Cartmell Shepherd recognised as a “gem of a practice” in the Legal 500 2017 – Cartmell Shepherd have been recommended in the LEGAL 500 guide across 9 areas of law.  

Finalists in the In Cumbria Business Awards 2017 for Best Community Involvement.

Winners of the Northern Law Awards 2017 for Law Practice Management. The award recognised Cartmell Shepherd for outstanding  skills in area of management, innovation and enterprise.
This award is the first time in the history of the awards that a Cumbrian firm has won this award.

Recognised in the Legal 500 across 8 areas of law. Including being  the only firm in Cumbria ranked first rate by The Legal 500 or Agriculture and Estates and the only firm to be ranked for Contentious Trusts and Probate.

Finalists for ‘Best Professional Services Team’ with our Business Services Team at the Carlisle Living Awards 2016.

Winners of the ‘Best Place to Work’ at Carlisle Living Awards 2015.

Finalists for ‘Best Professional Services Team’ with our Agricultural Team at Carlisle Living Awards 2015

Band 1 ranking for Agriculture in Chambers UK 2015

Winners of ‘Best Professional Services Firm’ at the 2014 Carlisle Living Awards
Nominated for ‘Best Place to Work (medium-large)’ & the ‘Innovation Award’ for the formation of our ‘Specialist Equine Team’ at the 2014 Carlisle Living Awards

Cartmell Shepherd has been recognised for the quality of training delivered to the region’s future solicitors, winning in seven categories in this 2015’s Lex 100, the UK’s student guide to law.

A confidential survey, sent out each year to trainee solicitors provides a no holds barred, invaluable guide to life as a trainee in firms throughout the UK. Trainees are asked to rate their respective firms in a number of different areas, such as quality of work, client contact and social life.

Cartmells were singled out for praise in seven categories this year: quality of work, job satisfaction, friendliness, client contact, work/life balance, social life and living up to expectations. An impressive tally.

Every year the Lex 100 compares each firm to a fictional character. This year Cartmells were compared to Ned Stark from ‘Game of Thrones’, being described as a ‘tactician who inspires loyalty’.

Practice Manager Scott Garson says “It’s wonderful to have been recognised by the Lex 100 again this year. We have some very talented trainees and take real pride in providing them with the best possible training we can.”

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