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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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Covenant prevents couple building new house in their garden

October 28th 2021

A couple have been prevented from building a new home in their garden because of a covenant dating back 60 years. Stephanie Johnson Senior Associate Solicitor reports on this recent case. Covenants are promises or conditions often inserted into title deeds that affect or limit how a property can be used.…

Damage to premises did not invalidate break clause in lease

September 27th 2021

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a commercial tenant had correctly exercised a break clause in its lease despite having left the premises “dysfunctional and unoccupiable”. Stephanie Johnson Senior Associate Solicitor reports on this recent case The break clause provided that the tenant could terminate the lease if it…

Paying for Social Care: Big changes – but not yet…

September 23rd 2021

The announcement of the Government’s plan for reforming social care is a big political news story.  But the costs of paying for care – and getting the care you or your loved one needs – is a very human story which affects increasing numbers of us. Stephanie Johnson Senior Associate…

Landlord wins right to challenge Nero coffee chain CVA

July 5th 2021

A landlord has won the legal right to challenge a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) proposed by the Nero coffee shop group. Stephanie Johnson Senior Associate Solicitor reports on this recent case. Nero, which has over 800 shops in the UK, was severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and had fallen into…

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