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Powers of attorney – Safety net or systematically flawed?


There has been a recent BBC article which highlights a retired judge’s views on powers of attorney, namely that there are a lack of safeguards in place for donors. Denzil Lush has expressed his view that a power of attorney can have a “devastating” effect on family relationships.

Are vulnerable children being missed at early stages of neglect?


On 14 August 2017 Action for Children published a report entitled Revolving Door: are vulnerable children being overlooked? The report believes that children are stuck in a revolving door into social care, in a cycle of referral and assessment, but only receiving help at crisis point.

Landlord’s Duties for Gas Safety


The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 impose duties on landlords to ensure that gas appliances are safe in rental properties.

Jacksons Law Firm donates historical legal books to Judges Hotel, in Yarm


Jacksons Law Firm recently donated over 250 legal books to one of the regions’ finest establishments; Judges Hotel, in Yarm, located in Kirklevington Hall.

Jacksons Law Firm on further recruitment drive


One of the region’s longest established law firms, Jacksons, recruits two more solicitors as it continues to expand.

Restrictive Covenants – Don’t be greedy and use your flower power


Attempting to prohibit what an employee does or who they work for after they leave your employment always involves some risk of unlawful restraint of trade.

Jacksons Law Firm advises local Removal and Storage Firm


North East Law Firm, Jacksons has recently advised on the buy-out of local family owned company, Watsons Removals and Storage.
Tony Wentworth, Partner and head of corporate and commercial at Jacksons, advised new owner, Ben Weston who acquired the business from husband and wife Mick and Joy Watson.

Employment Status following the Taylor Review


Employment Status has become a key issue over the last year. The employment team at Jacksons have been following developments with interest and reporting on high profile cases in this area including Pimlico Plumbers Ltd & Mullins v Smith 2017 and Aslam & Farrer v Uber & others.

The Importance of Grandparents from a Teenager’s Perspective


This week, Jacksons invited student Jenny Anderson from St Thomas More RC Academy in Whitley Bay, to the office to gain some work experience.  She has been out and about all week with head of family, Louisa Bestford attending various networking events and meetings.

Jacksons Law Firm launches new business immigration service


Jacksons Law Firm, is delighted to announce the launch of its new business immigration service to assist employers who recruit workers from overseas and to advise employers on meeting their legal obligations.

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