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Law firm doubles up on fundraising push for charity

September 16th 2021

COLLEAGUES from a leading legal firm took part in two fundraising events over the same weekend to raise money for a local charity. Staff at Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors put their best foot forward to raise around £1,300 for Carlisle and North Lakeland Hospice at Home, with donations still coming in. On Saturday, September 11, a four-strong team joined the charity’s Step Up to the Plate sponsored walk along the Hadrian’s…

Steps needed to reduce high fatality rate on farms

July 30th 2021

FARMERS and agricultural workers are being urged to make health and safety more of a priority after fatalities on the farm doubled in the space of a year. Ahead of Injury Prevention Week which runs between August 2nd and August 6th 2021, Carol Fish an injury lawyer at Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors specialising in serious and catastrophic injuries, is raising awareness of the dangers around the farm after new data from…

Carol Fish, Director & Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury

Time for businesses to look differently at mental health

May 4th 2021

Thinking it over with Carol Fish Director & Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury… AS more people prepare to return to offices and other workplaces as lockdown eases further over the coming weeks, now is the time for businesses and employers to be planning how to look after the welfare of their people. Some employees will be looking forward to getting back into workplaces and excited about interacting with their colleagues and…


Abolish sexual abuse case time limit

April 13th 2021

Thinking it over with Carol Fish Director & Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury… Children being subjected to sexual abuse is too horrific for many of us to contemplate. Yet, as has been highlighted in the media recently, it can be taking place in schools, religious, sporting or other institutions, as well as within families. Understandably the trauma means it can take many survivors a number of years to come forward. Yet,…


Solicitor takes on latest challenge to support local charity

April 8th 2021

A solicitor at a leading legal firm is embarking on the latest in a series of challenges to raise vital funds for a local charity. Zoe Calway, who is a director at Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors, has been a committed supporter for Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland since 2015, raising funds through sponsored runs, walks and cycles. After various charity challenges including cycling Coast-to-Coast and taking part in duathlons,…

How will employees’ rights be affected post lockdown?

March 16th 2021

Thinking it over with Carol Fish Director & Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury… After Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out his roadmap to ending lockdown in England, thoughts for many employers are turning to how they will bring their teams back into offices when restrictions ease. The widespread administration of the vaccine in the UK is good news for many employers to help working life slowly return to normal over time.…


Charity which helps people find work boosted by appointment

February 10th 2021

A SOLICITOR at a leading legal firm has joined the board of a charity which helps young people and adults find employment. Sam Lyon Head of Corporate and Commercial at Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors, has become a trustee of Inspira, which supports people in Cumbria and Lancashire prepare for a career, return to work or look for a first job. Sam has spent most of his legal career advising both large…

Getting those steps in for Dementia

February 8th 2021

Three members of Team Cartmells have signed up to take on the Step Up for Dementia challenge. The challenge to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society is to complete 850,000 steps in three months – that’s the same number of people currently living with dementia in the UK. The team members that are taking part in the challenge are: Zoe Calway Director specialising in wills, probate and inheritance work and is…

Legal team completes fell walking charity challenge

January 26th 2021

A TEAM of colleagues from a leading legal firm have successfully completed a fell walking charity challenge. Staff from Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors hiked up a total of 50 Lake District fells between them to raise money for Hospice at Home West Cumbria, which provides palliative and end of life care. The challenge was part of the charity’s 50 Faces for Hospice campaign in which supporters pledged to raise £500 each…

The importance of giving back to the community

January 7th 2021

At Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors we have always encouraged our teams to give back to the communities they serve. It’s at the very heart of what we do. The pandemic has underlined the importance of helping each other and being part of a community. Our support and involvement with charities, online events and organisations has been even more vital during these difficult times. We are fortunate across Cumbria and Northumberland to…

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