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Yearly Archives: 2021

An Appeal to Fairness?

An Appeal to Fairness?

07/09/2021

In order for a dismissal to be fair an employer has to show that the reason for the dismissal was one of the four potentially fair reasons set out in section 98 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 “the Act” i.e. conduct, capability, redundancy or some other substantial reason and that a fair procedure was […]


Redundancy or Furlough and Unfair Dismissal

Redundancy or Furlough and Unfair Dismissal

16/08/2021

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) (or ‘furlough scheme’) is set to come to an end on 30 September 2021 and it is feared that the end of the scheme will lead to redundancies given the scheme was specifically introduced to safeguard jobs with as many as 11.6 million employees furloughed overall. It is therefore […]


Meet the Partners | Peter Robinson

Meet the Partners | Peter Robinson

04/08/2021

1. Who are you and what do you do? Peter Robinson, Partner and Head of Corporate and Commercial. I help businesses start up and grow until they float years later and all corporate transactions in between, using nous and experience, adding value and being a client’s commercial sounding board. Hopefully with a sense of humour. […]


Why a prenuptial and postnuptial agreement is a good idea.

Why a prenuptial and postnuptial agreement is a good idea.

30/07/2021

What are prenuptial and postnuptial agreements? Many people may see a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement as a contract that means a separation is inevitable or even that they encourage a divorce. In fact these contracts are a great way of establishing which assets or liabilities belong to each party therefore protecting the parties’ financially as […]


Lessons Learned – Relaxing of Restrictions

Lessons Learned – Relaxing of Restrictions

19/07/2021

After a slight detour, the journey along the roadmap out of lockdown appears to have come to an end with the relaxing of restrictions from Monday 19 July 2021. One such relaxation is that the instruction ‘everyone who can work from home must do so’ is no longer in place. This should see more staff […]


Jacksons appoints new head of corporate and commercial

07/07/2021

Award winning law firm Jacksons continues to attract regional talent as it appoints new partner and head of corporate and commercial, Peter Robinson. Peter is vastly experienced in the field of corporate law, with particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions, private equity investment, debt finance, group and corporate structures including joint venture and shareholder agreements […]


Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace

Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace

30/06/2021

In the wake of Matt Hancock’s resignation as Health Minister following leaked CCTV footage of him embracing and kissing Health Advisor Gina Coladangelo on Department of Health premises in early May 2021; some may be asking what is acceptable conduct in the workplace in relation to sexual contact? Firstly, Matt Hancock is a Crown employee […]


Meet the Partners | Jonathan Wall

16/06/2021

1.Who are you and what do you do? My name is Jonathan Wall and I am a partner and Head of Residential Property at the firm. I am mainly based out of our Stockton on Tees office but do from time to time work out of our Newcastle office. 2.Where did you go to school/uni? […]


Meet the Partners | Karen Robinson

09/06/2021

1. Who are you and what do you do? I am Karen Robinson, partner and head of business development and marketing. I joined Jacksons in September 2015 and became a partner in October 2019.  I spend my time between our head office in Stockton and our office in Newcastle.  Marketing Executive, Caroline Noble works alongside […]


Naomi Osaka – The case of Disability Discrimination

Naomi Osaka – The case of Disability Discrimination

04/06/2021

  Naomi Osaka, who is currently ranked as the world’s number two female tennis player, withdrew from the French Open (one of the sport’s four most prestigious “Grand Slam” events) after winning her opening match due to the controversy over her decision not to speak to the media following her matches to protect her mental […]


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