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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…


Leading legal firm to open new office in West Cumbria

December 7th 2020

A LEADING legal firm has proved its commitment to the high street by opening a new town centre office. Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors will move into a new office in Cockermouth later this month as part of the firm’s continued expansion. Staff based at its current West Cumbrian office in Dovenby will transfer to the new base, which is in an historic building on Main Street, close to Cocker Bridge and…

North West family businesses get ready to tell their stories to a global audience

November 18th 2020

In the first ever global family business event run by The Family Business Network, a number of North West family firms will feature amongst the impressive line-up. The Global Family Business Learning Symposium taking place next Thursday 19 November, is a new online event run by the Cumbria-headquartered organisation. The event has been designed to unite a community of family businesses from across the world as they engage in peer…

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