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Leading legal firm confirm new recruits

Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors, Holly Berwick from Whitehaven

A leading legal firm has recruited two new staff members to its growing team.

Holly Berwick and Sarah Heal have joined Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors as part of its continued expansion.

Holly is a solicitor with the agriculture team, based at the firm’s office in Cockermouth.

Sarah is a private client executive with its wills, probate and inheritance team based at the Rosehill office in Carlisle.

Holly, 29, has returned to her Cumbrian roots after previously working for Wilkin Chapman LLP in Beverley, East Yorkshire where she specialised in agricultural law.

Originally from Whitehaven, she studied law at the University of Chester before living and working in London. She returned to her hometown to join law firm Brockbanks where she studied part-time for a Legal Practice Course at The University of Law in Manchester.

She moved to Yorkshire in June 2019 after her partner Matthew got a job working for a company in Hull.

The couple kept a home in Whitehaven while living in Yorkshire, returning to Cumbria at weekends.

Holly said: “I’m excited to be joining the Cartmell Shepherd team and building on the knowledge and experience I have gained so far in my career.

“Cumbria has always been home for me and it’s wonderful to be back, living and working in West Cumbria.”

Holly will be part of Cartmell Shepherd’s team based at the firm’s new office in Main Street, Cockermouth.

Sarah Heal brings several years of experience working in the financial services industry to her role as a private client executive with Cartmell Shepherd’s wills, probate and inheritance team.

Originally from Cambridgeshire, she worked in the finance sector before relocating to Cumbria in 2005.

Cartmell Shepherd Solicitor Sarah Heal, from Carlisle

Sarah began her legal career with Arnison Heelis Solicitors in Penrith, where she was a probate executive in their wills and probate team for 11 years. She moved to Carlisle when she met her husband, Rob, and they live in Denton Holme.

More recently, she has worked in Carlisle for Wragg Mark-Bell Solicitors, dealing with wills, probate and Court of Protection matters.

Sarah said: “I’m looking forward to joining the team at Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors; getting to know the staff and the clients and building new relationships with them.”

Peter Stafford, managing director of Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors, said: “We are delighted to welcome Holly and Sarah to the business to further grow our expanding team and to support our clients with the best possible advice, expertise and service.”