Legal firm builds on its success with six promotions to invest in future

A legal firm is investing in the future by promoting six members of its team to key positions.

Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors has made the appointments as part of its commitment to strengthening and developing the firm, which employs more than 90 people based at its six offices across Cumbria and Northumberland.

The internal promotions include the appointment of Kendra Winter to Senior Associate Solicitor and Shannon Bateson, Emma Blamire and Holly Berwick to Associate Solicitors. Jane Oakley has been promoted to an Associate Legal Executive, while Sarah Heal becomes an Associate Executive.

Peter Stafford, Managing Director of Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors, said: “Providing opportunities for our team to develop within the business is critical to our on-going success.

“Our career structure offers our team the opportunity to progress at all levels where their ambition, skill-set, commitment and dedication are recognised and rewarded.

“As well as career development for our solicitors, from trainee positions right through to directorships, we offer clear career pathways for non-solicitor roles such as paralegals and conveyancers, and our support staff.

“At Cartmell Shepherd, our six values of ambition, collaboration, commitment, fairness, quality and respect underpin everything that we do. We put clients at the heart of our business and meet their requirements through the dedication and hard work of our talented team.

“We’re seeing an increasing demand for our legal services across all our departments and investing in our team enables us to continue to deliver an excellent, personal service for our clients.”

Newly promoted Kendra, who is based at the Brampton office, joined Cartmell Shepherd in 2014 and is part of the Wills, Probate and Inheritance team. She specialises in providing advice relating to Wills, Court of Protection applications, powers of attorney, and the administration of trusts and estates.

Shannon is part of the Family Law team, dealing with all aspects of marital law, divorce, children, cohabitation and domestic violence, and is based between the firm’s offices in Cockermouth and Carlisle city centre, while Emma and Holly both work in the Agriculture and Estates team, one of the leading agricultural law practices in the north of England. Jane and Sarah are part of the Wills, Probate and Inheritance department.

Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors works with clients across Cumbria, Northumberland and nationally. Its six offices are at Rosehill Carlisle, Carlisle city centre, Brampton, Penrith, Cockermouth and Haltwhistle.

The firm’s full range of legal services is available from all of its offices, delivered by its team of 35 solicitors. It is the only legal firm in Cumbria to be a member of the UK200Group, and offers specialist expertise to individuals and businesses across a range of sectors.

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