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Nicholas Devlin

Position: Associate Solicitor
Offices: Rosehill, Carlisle
Areas: Personal Law, Wills, Probate and Inheritance

Nicholas is an Associate Solicitor in our Wills, Probate and Inheritance team and is based in our Rosehill office.

Nicholas provides advice on the preparation of Wills, the administration of estates (probate), succession planning, inheritance tax planning, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection applications including Deputyship, and advice in connection with trusts, estates and property matters.

Nicholas also deals with estates with an agricultural element and liaises with the firm’s agricultural department to provide a comprehensive service to the firm’s farming clients.

Nicholas studied Law at the University of Cumbria and then went onto complete the LPC at the University of Northumbria.

Outside of work Nicholas is a keen singer and cellist, he also enjoys spending time with family and friends and travelling.

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"Everything explained at our level of understanding. Time taken to clarify some points. We felt that we were very well looked after with excellent straightforward advice.  Thank you to everyone, hope you are all well, safe and healthy."


"Service provided ticked all boxes.  Even with the Covid-19 situation, Nick Devlin came through for us. 10/10."

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Law firm invests in its staff with raft of promotions to key positions

April 21st 2021

A LEADING legal firm has recognised the achievements of its team by promoting several members of staff to key positions. Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors has made the appointments as part of its expansion plans which have continued throughout the pandemic. The 11 internal promotions include the appointment of Katherine Pretswell-Walker to…

Sons must pay inheritance tax on mother’s pension fund

October 5th 2020

The Supreme Court has ruled that a woman’s sons will have to pay inheritance tax on her pension fund because she had not drawn upon it during her lifetime. By Nicholas Devlin Solicitor The court heard evidence that the deceased woman and her former husband had been directors of a…

Farmers can’t afford to bury their heads in the sand over making a Will

August 6th 2020

FARMERS have so much to deal with that tackling paperwork is never likely to be top of their agenda. But the coronavirus outbreak has been a wake-up call that there’s some tasks they simply can’t afford to bury at the bottom of their “to do” pile. Many farmers have been…

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…

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