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Getting in Shape for 2017.


It is January and I am sure many of you like me are struggling to keep those New Year resolutions made so easily over the Christmas holiday but so much harder to keep when it’s cold and dark and chocolate and snuggling by the fire are so much more attractive a proposition than exercise and lettuc

Season’s Greetings


I had intended to write this blog in a festive spirit about the seasonal celebrations at Jacksons and how we had enjoyed our annual Christmas jumper lunch, our office fun awards and a Christmas party on Friday night but then I thought, that whilst this might have been quite entertaining for some, ou

Round teabags and Safety Matches


At this time of year there are no shortage of events to attend but this week I did get the chance to attend one that could be more significant than many as it involved the launch of the Tees Valley Strategic Economic Plan for the Tees Valley Combined Authority.

Are you ready?


What is it about Christmas that makes us all tackle life like a military operation? You cannot go anywhere at the moment without someone politely asking “Are you ready for Christmas?” and everyone is wandering around with a to do list which would normally take months to tick off but bec

Helping Hands and Handbags!


It was difficult to find too much to talk about this week from the Chancellors Autumn statement which most commentators have labelled unexciting.

In The Tees Valley and Proud of it!


In case there is anyone out there who hasn’t heard Jacksons Law Firm has been practising in the Tees Valley for 140 years this year.

Lest We Forget


In a week when the storyline of a Simpsons cartoon has become a reality it is difficult to know where to begin in writing this blog.

Autumn Safety Tips!


With the change of clocks this week, a drop in temperature and our marketing team looking at Christmas card designs, we can all tell winter is on its way.



As I write this blog I have one eye on the front garden in case the neighbourhood children dressed up as ghosts and witches, cats and wizards, skeletons and the latest Disney character come calling in search of sweets.

I.T. – Can’t live with it, can’t live without it!


After last week’s visit to the Legal Expo in London I am definitely feeling my age.

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