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The Team

Kevin Lowther B.A. (Hons)
Director
Kevin Lowther is the Director in charge of the firm’s Appleby office which services the Upper Eden Valley and beyond. Kevin obtained a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in law from Newcastle Polytechnic where he also went on to complete the Law Society final examinations before commencing the practical stage of his training.  Upon qualification as a solicitor in 1986, Kevin practised initially in ...
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Mark Graham
Director
Mark is from Carlisle.  He began his career in law when he joined the Carlisle Branch Office of the Crown Prosecution Service where he worked as an Administrative Officer/Case Worker.  Mark qualified as a Legal Executive in 1998 and moved into Private Practice with a firm in Carlisle practising Criminal and Family Law. In 2001 he joined a firm in West Cumbria exclusively practising all aspects o...
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Mike Nicholls LL.B (Hons)
Director
Based at our Penrith office, Mike is part of the firm's Private Client department and specialises in providing advice and assistance in relation to the administration of trusts and estates, powers of attorney and Will drafting.  He is an Accredited Member of the 'Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners'. Mike also deals with property related matters including both residential and commercial tr...
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Alex Birtles (TEP)
Director
Based at our Kirkby Stephen office, Alex is part of the firm's Private Client Department. He specialises in matters concerning the Administration of Trusts and Estates and is an Accredited Member of the 'Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners'., Powers of Attorney and Will drafting.  In addition he he deals with property and Land related matters including residential and commercial transaction...
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Julia King B.Sc
Consultant Solicitor
Julia King was born in Cumbria and has lived in the area throughout her career.  She attended Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith leaving there to attend University at the London School of Economics followed by her qualifying examinations to become enrolled as a Solicitor. Julia served her articles with the current firm’s predecessors, then known as Harrison Grainger & Reed, when they develop...
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Emma Ferson
Solicitor
Emma is an experienced Family Law Solicitor, Resolution Accredited Specialist in Advanced Financial matters and Pension Provision on Divorce and a former member of the Law Society Children Panel.  She joined Gaynham King and Mellor Solicitors in 2016 and is based at our main office in Penrith. Whilst Emma's Professional interests focus on  Divorce, Separation and Financial Remedy proceedings, sh...
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Tanya Mellor
Solicitor
Tanya is an experienced property Solicitor, based at our Penrith office.  Her legal career bagan at a well-regarded Thames Valley firm where she qualified as a Solicitor in 1996. She later became a Partner at the same firm, with responsibilities including management of a busy residential property Dept. In 2004, motivated by a desire to spend more time enjoying an outdoor lifestyle, she moved to C...
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Peter Davies BA (Law)
Solicitor
Peter obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law from Liverpool Polytechnic.  He qualified as a Solicitor in 1983 working initially in the North West until he moved to Cumbria in 1987.  In 1993 he began working in the North East specialising in both residential and commercial conveyancing, and wills and probate. He joined Gaynham King & Mellor in 2013 working within the private client and propert...
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Andrew Campbell
Solicitor
Andrew joined Gaynham King & Mellor Solicitors in December 2020 as a newly qualified Solicitor working within our established Private Client Department, following the successful completion of his training contract with a Carlisle based legal Practice.   He is keen to develop his legal skills and knowledge in all matters concenrning Wills, Powers of Attorney, Probate and Elderly Client services. ...
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