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Home | Team Members | Stephanie Johnson

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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Property owner must pay £81,000 for work completed on cancelled job

July 22nd 2019

By Stephanie Johnson Associate A dispute between a property owner and builder has been settled by the High Court, with the owner ordered to pay for work completed, even though he was not happy with it and the job was cancelled. The parties had entered into a JCT minor works…

Court upholds woman’s second will despite her dementia

November 28th 2019

The High Court has declared that an 86-year-old woman’s will was valid even though she suffered from dementia at the time she made it. The case involved a family dispute between two brothers and two sisters. Their mother had died in 2015, aged 86. She had made a will in…

Tenant fails to get extra compensation for noise from refurbishment

March 24th 2020

A tenant has lost his appeal to increase the compensation offered by the landlord for noise and disturbance caused by refurbishment work. The tenant was a dentist. In 2010 he had purchased a practice and had taken over the lease of its premises, which had a rent of £14,500 per…

Businesses that fail to pay rent due to Covid-19 won’t be evicted

March 30th 2020

Commercial tenants who cannot pay their rent due to Covid-19 will be protected from eviction under new legislation. Many landlords and tenants are already having conversations and reaching voluntary arrangements about rental payments, but the government says it recognises that businesses struggling with their cashflow due to coronavirus remain worried.…