Peter Stafford

Easing of Lockdown – UK200Group SME Poll

May 11th 2020
 

UK200 Group Poll: What are your biggest challenges as we see an easing of lockdown? There remains quite some confusion following the Prime Ministers broadcast last night but it is likely we will start to see an easing of the lockdown restrictions in the coming weeks, so long as the virus is kept under control. This will have implications for SME businesses (and particularly those in Cumbria and Northumberland that…

Cumbrian firm lobbies government for more support for SMEs as survey reveals more than 30% face permanent closure

April 29th 2020
 

A LEADING Cumbria legal firm is backing calls for the government to do more to help small and medium sized businesses with more than 30 per cent at risk of going out of business if the COVID-19 lockdown continues. New research conducted by the UK200Group an organisation which represents the country’s leading law and accountancy firms, shows that more than 500,000 people in the North West are at risk of…

Peter Stafford

Cartmell Shepherd’s judging day with the Family Business Network

February 7th 2020
 

Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors are proud partners of the Family Business Network who are here to champion family businesses across the North West, recognising their achievements and celebrating their successes. Following our commitment to the previous Family Business Award Ceremonies we were asked to take part in the judging of the People’s Choice Award for the North West Family Business Awards. The People’s Choice Award is a nomination only category and…

Prestigious recognition for our dedicated team who ‘go beyond the extra mile’ for clients …

April 12th 2019
 

Our team of dedicated solicitors who ‘go beyond the extra mile’ for their clients is flying the flag for Cumbria as finalists in the prestigious Northern Law Awards. Our private client department is now in the running to be named 2019 private client team of the year at a ceremony in Newcastle in June. Deborah Flynn, Director and Head of Department, said being shortlisted was fitting recognition of the extraordinary…

Legal chief urges RBS and NatWest customers to take advantage of unique £225 million switch fund …

February 25th 2019
 

BUSINESS banking customers who have an account with the Natwest or RBS could be in line for a payout of up to £50k if they switch to another bank, a leading solicitor has said. A new fund has been established after the two banks were instructed to reduce the number of business clients on their books in the aftermath of the 2008 banking crisis. It is open to companies which…

Cartmell Shepherd secures Law Society’s conveyancing quality mark

January 14th 2019
 

Cartmell Shepherd in Cumbria and Northumberland has once again secured membership to the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme – the mark of excellence for the home buying process. This is the 7th year in a row that Cartmell Shepherd has achieved CQS accreditation. Cartmell Shepherd underwent rigorous assessment by the Law Society in order to continue to hold CQS status, which marks the firm out as continuing to meet the…

Major financial boost handed to innovative This is Cumbria initiative

January 2nd 2019
 

INDEPENDENT businesses hoping to exhibit at one of the UK’s biggest food and drink trade shows have been given a major boost.  Top legal firm Cartmell Shepherd has agreed to sponsor a key section of the This is Cumbria (TiC) area at next year’s Farm Shop and Deli Show at the NEC in Birmingham. The innovative TiC movement was launched earlier this year with a view to project the very…

Winners of prestigious business award!

November 22nd 2018
 

Directors Carol Fish and Deborah Flynn receiving the award We celebrate success after scooping Best Professional Services Company award at a prestigious business awards ceremony. We beat off some stiff competition from our fellow finalists, Armstrong Watson and Prima Uno, to be crowned winners in the Best Professional Services Company category at the in-Cumbria Business Awards. Both Carol Fish and Deborah Flynn were presented with the award…

Director held personally responsible for company’s unpaid invoice

November 19th 2018
 

By Peter Stafford , Cartmell Shepherd’s Managing Director A director has been held personally liable to pay the full market value of products that had been supplied to her company shortly before it went into liquidation. The claim against the director arose from her company’s failure to pay for a cargo of sunflower oil sold to it by a supplier in October 2012. The supplier argued that it had entered into…

Legal services sector in Cumbria ‘should be celebrated’ says leading lawyer

November 1st 2018
 

ONE of Cumbria’s leading lawyers has labelled the county’s presence in an influential industry index as ‘outstanding’. Peter Stafford, the managing director of Cartmell Shepherd, said the verdict delivered this week by the Legal 500 underlines the quality of services across the county. A number of Cumbria businesses were named in the annual report, underlining the degree to which law firms in the county can offer a comprehensive package of…

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