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Monthly Archives: May 2020

Setting up a New Business?  Start as you mean to go on!

Setting up a New Business? Start as you mean to go on!

29/05/2020

It seems that most articles now are focused on the problems people and businesses are facing, caused by COVID-19. We have recently published articles on force majeure and frustration, for example. Clearly, it is a very difficult time for businesses but previous economic hard times have taught us that for some the adversity is just […]


Divorce – some of your questions answered

Divorce – some of your questions answered

19/05/2020

The family department at Jacksons are proud to be able to support and assist clients during some of the most difficult and stressful time of their lives. We specialise in divorce, financial settlement, co-habitation and pre-nuptial agreements, domestic abuse and private children law. We assist clients throughout the North East, Sunderland and Teesside. We pride […]


Easing of lock-down – moving in or moving out

Easing of lock-down – moving in or moving out

18/05/2020

The Government’s relaxation of the COVID-19 lockdown measures regarding the housing market will be a very welcome relief to families across the nation. This move will have a far reaching impact, from couples buying together for the first time to those who are facing relationship breakdown. Many people have found themselves in relationship limbo during […]


Battle of the Forms

Battle of the Forms

14/05/2020

Over the last few weeks we have looked at how parties to English contracts try to deal with unexpected events (Force Majeure clauses), how English contract law deal with unexpected events where the parties have not (the doctrine of frustration) and offered some advice and guidance on what businesses should do when moving to selling […]


Housing market open and ready for business

Housing market open and ready for business

13/05/2020

Now that the housing market is back in business our residential property team is primed and ready to assist clients with all residential property requirements. Our team are currently working remotely from home and are able to carry out the entirety of a transaction remotely. At Jacksons we offer remote ID checking services via our […]


Preparing to Return to Work

Preparing to Return to Work

06/05/2020

Whilst the Government has extended the restrictions put in place to combat COVID-19, it is never too early to start planning for businesses to return to work. Having a mobilisation plan in place should ensure that when restrictions are lifted businesses are in a stronger position to resume operations and support the UK economy.  Here […]


Frustration of a Contract

Frustration of a Contract

05/05/2020

Following on from our recent article on force majeure, some people have asked what the position is if there is no force majeure clause in their contract. The default position is that the parties must comply with their contractual obligations, but there is another possibility: that the contract is frustrated. Frustration is a common law […]


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