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Sam Lyon is Head of our Corporate and Commercial team.

Sam graduated from Newcastle University with a degree in Law and Accounting. He also has a Masters degree in Leadership and Management.

Previously a corporate partner at Burnetts and Head of Legal at Cumberland Building Society, where he was a member of the Cumberland executive team with responsibility for customer service operations. In addition to his extensive legal experience, Sam’s career has also seen him hold responsibility for delivery of strategic change projects and serve as a director of various companies, both commercial and not-for-profit. Sam’s aim is to deliver exceptional legal solutions and service to our clients, utilising his first-hand experience of the challenges and commercial realities businesses face.

Away from work, Sam coaches his twin boys’ football team in the Carlisle youth league. He himself enjoys playing 5-a-side football, along with running, cycling and walking the family dog.

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Liquidator fails to prove that businessman was a shadow director 

April 4th 2022

A liquidator has failed to prove that a businessman had acted as a shadow director of a company and was therefore liable for paying compensation for breaches of duty.  Sam Lyon Head of Corporate & Commercial reports on this recent case. The case involved three related companies in liquidation.   The liquidator brought claims…

Director liable for £1.2 million over sale of insolvent company

March 10th 2022

A director who sold a company when it was insolvent and diverted a significant amount of the proceeds to himself and his wife rather than paying the company’s creditors was liable for repaying £1.2 million. Sam Lyon Head of Corporate & Commercial reports on this recent case. The wife was also…

Leading Cumbria-based Solicitors Joins the North West Family Business Awards 2022

February 14th 2022

For the second year, Cumbrian based solicitors, Cartmell Shepherd is supporting the North West Family Business Awards, which will be held on Friday 13th May at the Rum Warehouse, Titanic Hotel, Liverpool.  The prestigious Awards are a real calendar highlight for many and celebrate the best businesses, employers and employees…

Court outlines what constitutes a business partnership in law

February 2nd 2022

The High Court has outlined what constitutes a business partnership in law following a dispute between a couple who ran a business together. Sam Lyon, Head of Corporate & Commercial, reports on this recent case. The case involved Ms Burnett and Mr Barker. Barker had set up a business as a…

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