Legal dispute specialists shortlisted in prestigious regional awards

THE Dispute Resolution team at a Cumbrian legal firm has been named as a finalist in the Northern Law Awards.

The team from Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors has been shortlisted in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution category of the prestigious regional awards. It is the only entry with its head office in Cumbria to make the final.

The specialist legal team supports clients across Cartmell Shepherd’s offices in Cumbria and Northumberland, as well as nationally, and covers all aspects of civil litigation while specialising in advice on disputes over wills and inheritance, agricultural matters, and disputes and concerns related to people lacking mental capacity and care funding challenges.

Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors’ Dispute Resolution team which has been shortlisted in the Northern Law Awards

Mark Aspin, who leads Cartmell Shepherd’s Dispute Resolution team and is a director at the legal firm, said: “We are delighted to have been named as a finalist for this award. It is a testament to the hard work, expertise and dedication of the entire team.

“Our priority is to find the right solutions for our clients, and our commitment to building trusted relationships with our clients while drawing on the specialisms of individuals helps us achieve that.

“We understand that facing difficult situations such as disputing a will can be an emotional and upsetting process so it’s our role to support clients with advice and guidance to help them through it. The feedback we get from our clients reflects the positive impact this type of approach has on the parties involved.” 

The team of 15 has a breadth of experience from solicitors with more than 20 years of experience to apprentices starting their legal career, including a dedicated support team. The vast majority of the team commenced their legal training at Cartmell Shepherd.

Mark Aspin.

“We’re really proud of the opportunities we are able to offer our team in terms of career development, and how we are able to draw upon the expertise of colleagues across the wider Cartmell Shepherd team.”

The Northern Law Awards 2024 take place on Thursday, June 27 at St James’ Park in Newcastle. The event celebrates legal talent and success in the legal industry across the region in 20 categories. 

Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors’ employs more than 120 people across five offices in Cumbria at Carlisle (two locations), Brampton, Penrith and Cockermouth, and two offices in Northumberland at Haltwhistle and Hexham, covering the Tyne Valley. The firm acquired Hexham-based solicitors Nicholson Portnell in April 2024.

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