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Stephanie deals with all types of civil disputes, in particular commercial tenancy matters (including business lease renewals) and disputes involving property and land (including boundary and right of way/easement disputes) together with general contractual disputes (including construction claims), negligence claims, partnership disputes and agricultural litigation.

Stephanie is experienced in every aspect of property disputes.

She specialises in care law advising elderly and incapacitated adults who have problems with care provision and the funding of care, including challenging decisions on the entitlement to NHS funded Continuing Health Care. Stephanie also acts as advocate for clients with mental health and medical and social care needs.

About Stephanie

Stephanie graduated with a BA (Hons) from Durham University before joining Cartmell Shepherd as a trainee in 1997, qualifying as a solicitor two years later. She became an Associate in 2005.

Stephanie is Treasurer of the Carlisle and District Law Society.

Stephanie is named in The Legal 500

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Business evictions ban extended until March due to Covid

January 14th 2021

The government has extended the ban on business evictions until the end of March because of the continuing Covid pandemic. Stephanie Johnson Associate Solicitor provides an update. There will also be a review of commercial landlord and tenant legislation, to address concerns that the current framework does not reflect the…

Tenant not allowed to change defence over service charges

February 15th 2021

A commercial tenant has been refused permission to re-amend its defence to a service charge claim four weeks before trial. Stephanie Johnson Associate Solicitor reports. The court ruled that although the new defences had reasonable prospects of success, they could have been pleaded earlier and there was no good reason for…

Law firm invests in its staff with raft of promotions to key positions

April 21st 2021

A LEADING legal firm has recognised the achievements of its team by promoting several members of staff to key positions. Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors has made the appointments as part of its expansion plans which have continued throughout the pandemic. The 11 internal promotions include the appointment of Katherine Pretswell-Walker to…

Landlord entitled to unpaid rent despite tenant’s Covid defence

May 4th 2021

A commercial landlord has won a dispute over unpaid rent of more than £166,000 despite the tenant citing Covid-19 as the reason for its failure to pay. Stephanie Johnson Senior Associate Solicitor reports on this recent case. The case involved Commerz Real Investmentgesellschaft MBH and TFS Stores Ltd. Commerz was…

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