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Yearly Archives: 2016

Festivity Gone Wrong


As we approach the joys of the Christmas period, many employers will also experience trepidation at the potential for the unwanted consequences of their employees celebrating the festive season with a little too much vigour. It is not unusual for the employer to host or be involved in organising Christmas parties and in many cases […]

Jacksons Law Firm Support North East Women’s Homeless Charity


Staff at one of the longest established law firms in the North East, Jacksons, have rallied together to help regional charity; Helping Homeless Women in the North East by donating essential care and hygiene products. Following an appeal from Newcastle based Gill Minto, who started the initiative last year, the staff at Jacksons have donated […]

Non Fault Divorce


This month, Jacksons’ matrimonial department were invited to speak on the BBC Tees breakfast radio show to discuss non fault divorce. As members of Resolution, an organisation comprised of approximately 6,500 family solicitors, Jacksons actively encourage clients to manage their separation in a non-confrontational manner Unfortunately, with the best will in the world this is […]

Jacksons Bite Size Employment Law Update


Welcome to our latest e-update on items of interest to HR Professionals and Managers with responsibility for employment practice within the workplace. Should you wish to contact us in relation to any items mentioned within our updates please use the contact numbers and email addresses on the bottom of the update.   Care Workers launch […]

Clarification for residential lettings Agents


After some considerable concern within the residential lettings industry, the Property Ombudsman has clarified its Code of Conduct about how access to a property should be obtained. The Rules came into force on 1 October 2016, but have been amended so that the wording of Rule 8f is now:“Access to a property may be required […]

Jacksons Law Firm Further expansion with new Legal Hires


One of the North East’s longest established law firms, Jacksons, announces further expansion at its Newcastle and Teesside office. Jacksons, which is celebrating its 140th anniversary this year, has recruited four new members of staff to deal with high levels of new instructions in both offices. Louise White and Charlotte Alexander join Partner and Head […]

Corporate Social Responsibility


We had the first meeting of Jacksons new charity committee last week. Over the last couple of years we have, as a firm, held events and raised funds for a number of charities all of which have been very worthy causes and none of which we are abandoning! It is felt that if we want […]

Pre-nuptial Agreements, Co-habitation Agreements or Living Together Agreements


It may not seem romantic, and certainly unlikely to be found on the ‘top ten things to do before the big Wedding Day’ but a prenuptial agreement is something many couples are giving serious consideration to. At one time these were something that only the rich and famous used, now a prenuptial agreement is recognised […]

Future-proofing your business with a Lasting Power of Attorney


We have, for many years, been advising our clients that it is important to put in place Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney, and we continue to do so. There is however, now a growing trend for business owners to make a separate ‘commercial’ Lasting Power of Attorney to cover their business interests. There is […]

Help to Buy ISA: does it actually ‘help’?


The Government backed Help to Buy ISA scheme was launched in Autumn 2015 with a view to assisting first time buyers get on the property ladder. Under the scheme, first time buyers may make an initial lump sum deposit of £1,200 to kick-start the account, with subsequent monthly deposits being capped at a maximum of […]

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