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Peter Stafford

Position: Managing Director
Offices: Viaduct House, Carlisle

Peter is Cartmell Shepherd’s Managing Director and Head of Business Services and is also an associate director at the University of Cumbria.

Peter has over 27 years of experience in managing large complex legal disputes of all types.

He is a full member of ACTAPS (The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialist) and leads a team of 4 solicitors who handle probate disputes involving Wills, Trusts, Inheritance Disputes, Powers of Attorney and issues relating to capacity.

About Peter

Peter graduated with an LLB from Newcastle Upon Tyne University before qualifying as a Barrister (1992) and a Solicitor (1997). He joined Cartmell Shepherd in 1998, becoming an Associate in 2002, a Partner in 2011 and the firm’s Managing Director in 2016.

Peter has been recognised by the Legal 500 (which provides an in-depth analysis of the region’s law firms and solicitors).


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Legal chief urges RBS and NatWest customers to take advantage of unique £225 million switch fund ...

February 25th 2019

BUSINESS banking customers who have an account with the Natwest or RBS could be in line for a payout of up to £50k if they switch to another bank, a leading solicitor has said. A new fund has been established after the two banks were instructed to reduce the number…

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…

Cartmell Shepherd's judging day with the Family Business Network

February 7th 2020

Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors are proud partners of the Family Business Network who are here to champion family businesses across the North West, recognising their achievements and celebrating their successes. Following our commitment to the previous Family Business Award Ceremonies we were asked to take part in the judging of the…

Cumbrian firm lobbies government for more support for SMEs as survey reveals more than 30% face permanent closure

April 29th 2020

A LEADING Cumbria legal firm is backing calls for the government to do more to help small and medium sized businesses with more than 30 per cent at risk of going out of business if the COVID-19 lockdown continues. New research conducted by the UK200Group an organisation which represents the…