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Deborah Flynn

Position: Director & Head of Wills, Probate & Inheritance
Offices: Rosehill, Carlisle
Areas: Personal Law, Wills, Probate and Inheritance

Deborah is a Director and head of the Wills, Probate and Inheritance (Private Client) team. The team were finalists in the Private Client Team of the Year category at the Northern Law Awards 2019.

She deals with Will drafting, powers of attorney, estate administration, trusts administration and court of protection matters including acting as a professional deputy.

About Deborah

Deborah gained an LLB (Hons) from Newcastle upon Tyne University followed by The Law Society Finals qualifications at the College of Law in Chester before joining Cartmell Shepherd in 1993, qualifying as a solicitor two years later. She became a Partner in 2006.

Deborah is a member of Headway North Cumbria, a charity for local people with brain injuries and their carers. She is a member of the United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF), a member of the Carlisle Dementia Action Alliance and the British Horse Society.

In 2004 Deborah was nominated for Cumbria Woman of the Year.

Deborah has been personally recommended in the Legal 500. In 2016 and 2017 she was named a Leading Individual in the North East in the Legal 500 for her previous specialism of claimant personal injury work.

Deborah is an Affiliate Member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and is trained as a Dementia Friend.

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"Excellent service and advice, thank you Deborah Flynn. I have never used a solicitor before but will return to Cartmell Shepherd from now on if/when required."


"Deborah Flynn from beginning to end helped us understand by explaining the process clearly and answering any questions we had.  Deborah was a pleasure to correspond with at all times.  We would not hesitate to recommend you. We have been extremely happy and thankful for the fact we can now relax having the knowledge our wishes have been met.  Thank you again to Deborah."


"The whole business was carried out with speed, accuracy and friendliness, particularly despite the limitations caused by the covid restrictions."

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Inadequate online wills could lead to surge in family disputes

November 16th 2021

The increasing use of unregulated online will writing services could lead to a surge in family disputes over a loved one’s estate, researchers have warned. Deborah Flynn Director & Head of Wills, Probate & Inheritance provides an update. Online services have become more popular over the last few years, particularly…

Team continue to go extra mile for their clients during Covid-19 lockdown

July 8th 2020

At Cartmell Shepherd we value and encourage client feedback and we regularly review the feedback we receive.  As part of our commitment to improving the services we provide we send our clients a feedback questionnaire at the end of every matter or case. The most recent feedback shows that our…

Prestigious recognition for our dedicated team who ‘go beyond the extra mile’ for clients ...

April 12th 2019

Our team of dedicated solicitors who ‘go beyond the extra mile’ for their clients is flying the flag for Cumbria as finalists in the prestigious Northern Law Awards. Our private client department is now in the running to be named 2019 private client team of the year at a ceremony…

Festival of Remembrance

November 12th 2018

The Cartmell Shepherd Community Choir are very proud to have taken part in the 2018 Remembered – Festival of Remembrance at The Sands Centre, Carlisle on Saturday 10 November 2018. The Festival was a wonderful evening of different acts on the theme of 2018 Remembered, followed by the Remembrance Service…

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