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Yearly Archives: 2018

Enforcement of arrears: CRAR and essential considerations for landlords

Enforcement of arrears: CRAR and essential considerations for landlords

27/11/2018

The high street continues to be a ground for concern to many commercial landlords with many tenants seeking to reduce rents and others falling into arrears. A right of forfeiture (or a right to re-entry) is generally written into most commercial leases and can be triggered where a tenant falls into arrears, permitting the landlord […]


Termination: ‘You’re getting sacked in the morning!’

Termination: ‘You’re getting sacked in the morning!’

23/11/2018

Last week Slavisa Jokanovic became the first Premier League manager of the season to be sacked (surprisingly it has taken this long and it wasn’t Jose Mourinho!) which gives me an excuse to talk about dismissal and the different types of termination. A contract of employment can end in various ways, including dismissal, by resignation, […]


Jacksons Law Firm appoints new head of commercial property

16/11/2018

Award winning law firm, Jacksons is delighted to announce its new head of commercial property. Partner, Erica Turner takes on her new role as the department continues to build upon its reputation for delivering excellent commercial property advice to its clients in the North East and beyond.  She will oversee the management of the commercial […]


Pre-nuptial Agreements

Pre-nuptial Agreements

08/11/2018

Marriage should be one of the happiest times in a couple’s life. It can also be very stressful and expensive. At the point at which they are considering seating plans, orders of service and flowers, it is prudent not to overlook what might happen in the event that the marriage breaks down. This very unromantic […]


Mental Health First Aider

Mental Health First Aider

06/11/2018

Having practiced physical First Aid in the past I was intrigued to understand what a Mental Health First Aider (MHFA) was. Anyone with First Aid training will remember the importance of spotting the vital physical symptoms before providing assistance, such as bleeding from a paper cut to the dreaded turning blue. But what if there […]


Loss of Mental Capacity. Can a Will still be made or amended?

Loss of Mental Capacity. Can a Will still be made or amended?

31/10/2018

Can a Will be made or amended where somebody loses mental capacity? As you will know Private Client Departments of Law Firms are always saying why clients should make a Will. Whether that is to ensure… Your Family and loved ones are catered for To avoid your estate being administered under the outdated and antiquated […]


Jacksons announce new staff and partner promotions

Jacksons announce new staff and partner promotions

16/10/2018

Jacksons Law Firm continues to grow with the appointment of new team members and staff promotions. Amie Callan has been recruited to the firm as head of finance and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accounts (ACCA) and the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).    Prior to joining Jacksons she worked in senior […]


Four Reasons to Make a Will

Four Reasons to Make a Will

10/10/2018

I was recently put on the spot by our Managing Partner Jane Armitage at an event to name in my opinion the four main factors that should drive people to make a Will. I have to admit being slightly flustered as it is incredibly difficult to narrow it down to just four! Wills provide certainty […]


Ambiguous Resignations

Ambiguous Resignations

09/10/2018

A recent judgment in the case of East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust v Levy has reminded us that employers should give careful consideration to all the circumstances when deciding whether to accept employee resignations and whether or not that resignation can be withdrawn. The full judgment can be read here. In this case, […]


Co-ownership of Property

Co-ownership of Property

28/09/2018

Wall v Munday [2018] EWHC 879 (Ch) sheds light upon the importance of addressing property affairs and in particular co-ownership, when a co-owner is faced with circumstantial changes affecting parties’ ownership rights. A married couple held freehold property as joint tenants. Following a fall out and divorce, Munday left the property. There were discussions about […]


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