Peter Stafford

Peter is Cartmell Shepherd’s Managing Director and Head of Business Services, He is also an associate director at the University of Cumbria.

Peter has over 27 years of experience in managing large complex legal disputes of all types.

He is a full member of ACTAPS (The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialist) and leads a team of 4 solicitors who handle probate disputes involving Wills, Trusts, Inheritance Disputes, Powers of Attorney and issues relating to capacity.

About Peter

Peter graduated with an LLB from Newcastle Upon Tyne University before qualifying as a Barrister (1992) and a Solicitor (1997). He joined Cartmell Shepherd in 1998, becoming an Associate in 2002, a Partner in 2011 and the firm’s Managing Director in 2016.

Peter has been recognised by the Legal 500 (which provides an in-depth analysis of the region’s law firms and solicitors).

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Quotes from the Legal 500

Commercial Litigation
A first-rate litigator who has a good strategic mind, is calm under pressure and can readily hold his own against others.” 

Contentious Trusts and Probate
“Very easy to deal with and explains things in easily understandable terms.”

What Our Clients Say

“Competent, thorough and efficient.”

“From the outset, over 3 years ago we have received calm assurance and sound legal advice by all concerned – a standard set by you, no doubt. We also appreciate that our costs and accounts with you have been drawn up with discretion and sensitivity.”

Very pleased with the support and guidance provided by Peter Stafford over a number of very difficult, stressful years.”

“Very pleased with the support and guidance provided by Peter Stafford over a number of very difficult, stressful years.”

“Extremely satisfied – Mr Stafford gave us good advice and clearly explained issues to us.”

“Completely satisfied with the result, exceeded expectation.”

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