Pictured (L-R): Jane Armitage Managing Partner, Jacksons Law Firm, Tim Carter Director CPNE, Geoff Skeoch Senior Partner, Jacksons Law Firm, Paul Tully Head of Building Consultancy (UK), Robertson Simpson, Tony Wentworth Partner and Head of Corporate & Commercial, Jacksons Law Firm.
One of the region’s most established law firms, Jacksons, has moved its head office in Teesside to a modern, purpose-built office building in Falcon Court, Stockton.
The award winning firm, which was established in 1876 in Middlesbrough and celebrated its 140th anniversary in 2016, begins a new chapter after spending 20 years’ at Innovation House in Stockton.
The partners at the law firm worked closely with Teesside based Commercial Property agents, Connect Property North East (CPNE) who assisted in the sale of MH Wirth House, now owned by Jacksons and aptly re-named ‘Jacksons Law Firm’ in preparation for the office opening on Monday 2nd October. CPNE are long standing clients of Jacksons who advised the agents on their recent commercial property purchase in Halegrove Court, Stockton.
CPNE are agents for the whole of Falcon Court and recently sold Varsity House also on Falcon Court, to Property Consultants Robertson Simpson Ltd when Jacksons advised them on their commercial property acquisition. Robertson Simpson have advised Jacksons on the fit out of the new Jacksons office completing the triangle of three local businesses working together and advising each other.
Jacksons, which also has an office in Newcastle, office space in Sunderland and Darlington, converted to an Alternative Business Structure in 2016, allowing them to appoint its first non-legal member of staff as partner. The firm was recognised at the Northern Law Awards for its property work and was presented with ‘Team of the Year – Property 2017’ accolade and were finalists in this year’s Insider Property Awards.
Geoff Skeoch, Senior Partner at Jacksons Law Firm said, “We’re delighted to have moved into our new office and are looking forward to welcoming our clients and contacts over the next few weeks and months to come. We are also hoping to meet the other companies based at Falcon Court and finding out a bit more about them. The team at Jacksons has settled into the new building and its beginning to feel like ‘home’ already”.
Tim Carter, Director CPNE said, “It’s fantastic that Falcon Court has attracted established and respected professional firms in the area such as Jacksons Law Firm and Robertson Simpson Ltd. Car parking was crucial for Jacksons when deciding upon its new office and the unrestricted car parking provision at Falcon Court proved invaluable. Falcon Court is well located with excellent road links, on site amenities including Greggs, a dentist and a nursery”.
Jacksons Law firm is one of the North East’s longest established law firms and has been practising in the Tees Valley for 140 years. Operating from its head office in Stockton on Tees, and an office in Newcastle upon Tyne, it is well placed to assist clients across the region on a wide range of business and personal legal advice. Employing over 70 members of staff, 40 of which are legally trained, the firm offers a wide range of legal services to business and people in the North East including corporate and commercial, commercial property, employment, litigation and private client advice.