One of the region’s longest established law firms is on the move.
Jacksons, which celebrated its 140th anniversary last year, is moving from its offices at Innovation House in Stockton , a familiar sight at the side of the A66, less than two miles to its new base at Falcon Court in Preston Farm.
Managing Partner Jane Armitage said: “We have been investing in Teesside since 1876 – this move is just the latest indication of our commitment to the region and how much it means for us to be a key player in its development.
“Jacksons has long-terms plans for our new offices, which will enable us to build a business fit for the future of a region that continues to inspire us. And there are so many new businesses deciding to start up here that I don’t think we will ever be short of business as we help them establish themselves and begin to contribute to the Teesside economy with jobs and investment.”
The firm was formed by the merger in 1989 of Jacksons Monk & Rowe, founded in 1876 by solicitor Gilbert Benjamin Jackson in Middlesbrough , and Cohen Jackson, founded by Reuben Cohen in Stockton in 1902. Mr Jackson continued to practice as a solicitor for 55 years opening offices in Loftus, Saltburn and Lincolns Inn.
Now the company is recruiting two more solicitors as part of its expansion plans. Commercial Property solicitor Catherine Burns, who has a particular interest in property development, will be based in the business’s Newcastle office and solicitor Andrew Steel who has joined the Private Client department, will be split between the two main sites, advising clients on wills, trusts and probate matters.
Senior partner Geoff Skeoch said: “We are delighted to welcome both Catherine and Andrew to Jacksons at an exciting time for the firm as we enjoy continued growth and a move to the new offices. Catherine and Andrew are both already making many positive contributions and I am sure they will both have very successful careers here.”