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Jacksons Law Firm Team Expansion

Posted on 21st October, 2015

North East Law Firm, Jacksons continues to grow with the appointment of new team members and staff promotions.

Michael Sproates recently qualified as a solicitor after successfully completing his legal training at Jacksons.  He has been with the firm for three years and works in the commercial litigation department in the Stockton office.

Residential conveyancing sees Nicky Hudson being promoted to paralegal, having worked in the department for 16 years as secretary.  The team has been further strengthened with the recruitment of two paralegals; Jessica Clark and Daniel Tumilty, both law graduates from Newcastle University and Northumbria University respectively.

Kirsten Hurst has been appointed as assistant solicitor in the family team in Newcastle and will be assisting head of department, Susanne Shah in all family matters.

Sophie Lynas joined the firm in April 2015 as a paralegal, having graduated from Durham University, and has now started her training contract in the Litigation department.   Paralegal, Charlotte Walker, recently graduated from the University of Law in Leeds and is the latest member of staff to be recruited into the litigation department.  Lauren Smith, who graduated from Northumbria University after studying law, has also been appointed as trainee and is currently assisting the company and commercial department.  

Karen Robinson joins the firm as marketing manager and will manage all of the marketing activity for the firm in the Newcastle and Stockton offices.  Karen joins from a national law firm and has almost 20 years’ experience in marketing and working in the professional services sector.

Geoff Skeoch, Senior Partner said, “We are delighted to welcome our new arrivals to Jacksons and I look forward to working with all of them in the very near future.   I am equally delighted to see so many of our younger generation thriving in our firm.  At Jacksons we firmly believe our staff are our biggest asset and we therefore support and encourage them, in any way we can, to reach their full potential.

Geoff continued, “We have seen significant growth in our teams, in both commercial and private client sectors last year which has enabled us to provide our clients with the high quality specialist legal advice they deserve”.

Jacksons, who have been delivering a wide range of business and personal legal advice for the past 150 years, have an office in Stockton and Newcastle.


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