Nicholas Devlin

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 the firm’s board of directors. Six new Senior Associates have also been created, along with four Associate Solicitors. Peter Stafford,…

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 company. Shortly before her death, she transferred funds from her company pension scheme into a personal pension plan, nominating her…

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 prompted to take action and ask for expert legal advice to ensure they are protecting their interests and their families.…

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 teams, even through these tough and unprecedented times of the pandemic, have continued to go that extra mile for their…

Haltwhistle solicitors working from home to help give people peace of mind during pandemic

May 11th 2020
 

WITH people wanting to ensure their legal affairs are in order during the Covid-19 pandemic a team of solicitors from Haltwhistle are working from home to help. While many businesses have closed temporarily, or scaled back, Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors at Haltwhistle are working as hard as ever for their clients – the only difference being that they are based from home, rather than the office. Nicholas Devlin one of Cartmell…

Health staff who die fighting Covid-19 exempt from inheritance tax …

April 29th 2020
 

Nicholas Devlin Solicitor in our Wills, Probate & Inheritance team provides an update. NHS and emergency service workers who die in the line of duty fighting Covid-19 will be exempt from Inheritance Tax liability on their estates. The exemption, which was originally introduced for members of the armed forces, was extended in 2015 to include the police, fire service and health care workers who are killed while carrying out their…

Nicholas Devlin

Legal firm’s newest recruit joins team after relocating from East Anglia

November 12th 2019
 

ONE of the newest members of a top legal firm’s 100-strong team has spoken of his delight at joining the company. Nick Devlin, who along with wife Georgina has recently moved to Cumbria from East Anglia, says he had always hoped he would one day be a member of the Cartmell Shepherd family. He first got a taste of the business during a work placement week – and almost six…

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