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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 firm builds on success with six new promotions

March 17th 2023

A LEGAL firm is investing in the future by promoting six members of its team to key positions. Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors has made the appointments as part of its commitment to strengthening and developing the firm, which currently employs more than 90 people based at its six offices across Cumbria…

Woman fails to overturn mother’s Will that benefited estranged sister

January 24th 2023

A woman has failed to overturn her mother’s Will, after claiming it left too much to her estranged sister.  Peter Stafford, Managing Director and Head of Business Services reports on this recent case. The mother was 78 years old when she died. She had always been close to one of…

Legal firm launches new training scheme for graduates

October 7th 2022

A NEW training programme offering a more flexible route to qualifying as a solicitor has been launched by a leading legal firm. Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors, which operates across Cumbria and Northumberland, say the new scheme will provide more opportunities by enabling recruits to work while they study. The training programme…

Local+ how Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors gives you even more

February 14th 2022

“We are proud of our local roots and enjoy being part of the thriving community …” Peter Stafford, Managing Director. Whilst many of our clients are local we also serve clients from further afield. Wherever they are based and whatever they need, our focus is always on providing excellent advice…

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