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Time to cast your vote

24/04/2017

Well, it is definitely election season. Theresa May has called a general election for 8th June, the French voted yesterday in their Presidential elections and on 4th May the people of Tees Valley will vote for a combined authority mayor.


Disappointed with allocation of School place for your child?

17/04/2017

In the course of the working week things can get pretty stressful, but I think many parents will tell you there is little as stressful as waiting for that envelope which tells you whether your child has been allocated a place in the school of your choice.


A new inheritance tax relief – the Residence Nil Rate Band

10/04/2017

We are told there are only two certainties in life –  death and taxes. For this week’s blog I have asked our private client team to talk about both! They have provided an update on the new residence nil rate band which came into effect last week.


Business Awards – Why should we enter them?

03/04/2017

Last week I had the privilege to attend the Teesside Business Awards at Teesside University.


Stronger Together

21/03/2017

In the media at the moment we are inundated with stories of parties who no longer want to be tied to each other. We learn that Theresa May is going to invoke Article 50 and trigger Brexit next week and the SNP are asking for another independence referendum.


National Apprenticeship Week

13/03/2017

At the end of National Apprenticeship Week there is really only one person to talk to at Jacksons, our apprentice Chloe. In this week’s blog she tells us why she decided to do an apprenticeship and what she is learning.


10/03/2017

I’ve been amazed by the social media comments and articles in the media, on International Women’s Day, written by some really inspirational women around the globe who have achieved great things.


What’s it like to be a matrimonial lawyer?

06/03/2017

For this week’s blog I have engaged in conversation with Louisa Bestford, head of Jacksons’ matrimonial team. Here is what Louisa has to say.
Q – Why did you decide to be a matrimonial lawyer?
A – I started my career in civil litigation 7 years ago.


Believing in Teesside since 1876

27/02/2017

It is without apology that this week I revert to a subject I have written about before – the need for people living and working in Teesside to be proud of their area and to trumpet our successes and strengths rather than letting the area be tarnished by external media reports of everything that i


Scale Ups

20/02/2017

This week I have asked Charlotte Alexander in our company and commercial team to talk about upscaling. Her report below is really interesting. Looks like these could be really important for the growth of the north east economy.


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