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Monthly Archives: July 2017

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. Jacksons Law Firm which celebrated its 140th anniversary last year has appointed Commercial Property Solicitor, Catherine Burns and Solicitor Andrew Steel who has joined the Private Client department. Catherine Burns, who is originally from Derbyshire, graduated from […]

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. The rights of the employer are balanced against the freedom of the employee and, as we are increasingly being told by the courts, it is the reality of the […]

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. The business was established in 1997 following […]

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. There are three statuses presently; Employee, Worker, […]

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.  One of those meetings was with Grandparents Plus, a national charity […]

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