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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.


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.


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.


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.


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).


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.


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all the circumstances when deciding whether to accept employee resignations and whether or not that resignation can be withdrawn.


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.


Jacksons Law Firm supports Dragonfly Cancer Trust

25/09/2018

North East based Charity; Dragonfly Cancer Trust (formerly known as Josie’s Dragonfly) recently re-located to new premises at Mea House in Newcastle City Centre.  The charity begins a new chapter in the city after spending six years in Hexham.


Waiting for Rent Payment?

Waiting for Rent Payment?

24/09/2018

In a commercial context, a landlord’s main aims are to ensure consistent rent payment of sums due under the lease. Where that is not the case, landlords will want to rectify matters as soon as possible. Considerations for deciding which method to adopt include:
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