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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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Major financial boost handed to innovative This is Cumbria initiative

January 2nd 2019

INDEPENDENT businesses hoping to exhibit at one of the UK’s biggest food and drink trade shows have been given a major boost.  Top legal firm Cartmell Shepherd has agreed to sponsor a key section of the This is Cumbria (TiC) area at next year’s Farm Shop and Deli Show at…

Court outlines tests for delusional mindset when making a Will

July 21st 2021

The High Court has outlined some tests for mental capacity and whether a person may have had delusional beliefs when making a Will. Peter Stafford Managing Director reports on this recent case. The issue arose following a family dispute involving a brother and sister. Their parents had divorced in 1980 when…

Cartmell Shepherd secures Law Society's conveyancing quality mark

January 14th 2019

Cartmell Shepherd in Cumbria and Northumberland has once again secured membership to the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme – the mark of excellence for the home buying process. This is the 7th year in a row that Cartmell Shepherd has achieved CQS accreditation. Cartmell Shepherd underwent rigorous assessment by the…

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…

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