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The Team

Kevin Lowther B.A. (Hons)
Senior Partner
Kevin Lowther is the Partner 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 G...
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Mark Graham
Partner
Mark Graham 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. It was during this employment that Mark developed his interest in the law and he began studying the Institute of Legal Executive Examinations. Mark qualified as a Legal Executive in 1998 and moved into Priva...
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Mike Nicholls LL.B (Hons)
Associate Partner
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. Mike also deals with property related matters including both residential and commercial transactions. Born in Carlisle and raised in Cumbria, Mike graduated from the Uni...
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Peter Davies BA (Law)
Solicitor
Peter obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law from Liverpool Polytechnic.  He qualified in 1983 working initially in the North West until he moved to Cumbria in 1987.  He now lives in Brampton with his wife and two daughters, the eldest attending school in Penrith. After initially practising in Cumbria, Peter began working in the North East in 1993 specialising in both residential and commerci...
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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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Elyned Ashcroft LL.B. (Hons)
Solicitor
Elyned Ashcroft is a specialist Agricultural Lawyer. She gained an Honours Degree in Law at Leeds University and qualified as a Solicitor in 2004. Since then has practised in Cumbria dealing exclusively with all aspects of Agricultural Law.  Elyned has particular expertise in common land and commons rights, farm sales and purchases, farm tenancies, property disputes, farming partnerships and all...
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Jonathan Hannon LL.B (Hons)
Paralegal
Jonathan is a Paralegal within the Conveyancing Department at our Penrith Office. He specialises in providing Residential Conveyancing including property sales, purchases, remortgages and transfers of equity and strives to provide our clients with an efficient and personal service. Born and raised in Cumbria, Jonathan studied Law at the University of Liverpool and graduated with an LL.B (Hons) i...
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