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Services For You

We aim to provide high quality legal advice and assistance in most areas of the law affecting personal, commercial and agricultural matters from our offices in Carlisle an Wigton.


Wills, Trusts & Administration of Estates Cumbria, Carlisle and Wigton

  • Preparation of Wills or Codicils
  • Inheritance Tax planning
  • Creation and Management of Trusts
  • Obtaining probate and administration of estates
  • Preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Applications to the Court of Protection;
  • Will and Estate Disputes
  • Advise relating issues affecting the elderly client
  • Transferring property or assets to other family members by way of gift
Family and Child Care

We are experienced in advising and acting in all areas of the law relating to children. The service we provide is sympathetic to the client’s needs and aspirations whilst providing practical and constructive advice. Below are examples of the types of matters in which we are able to assist:

  • Child Care Applications and Proceedings

  • Public Law (care and adoption proceedings)

  • Private Law 

  • Child Arrangement Orders

  • Injuctions/ Non-molestation orders

House Sales and Purchases Conveyancing Cumbria, Carlisle Wigton

Our teams in Carlisle and Wigton will guide you through the process of buying or selling your home or investment property. We aim to provide a friendly, personal service and also to be pro-active in the conveyancing process. In May 2011, Atkinson Ritson was one of the first Cumbrian practices to secure membership of the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme - the mark of excellence for the home selling and buying process.

General Litigation | Solicitors Carlisle | Solicitors Wigton

When you are faced with a dispute with another individual or organisation it is important that you get the right advice from the outset on how to go about handling the matter.  Our Litigation team has a wealth of experience in dealing with a wide range of claims acting for both claimants and defendants. Our aim is to resolve matters speedily, efficiently and cost-effectively but always in the client’s best interest.