Corporate and commercial: Hull and East Yorkshire in Yorkshire And The Humber

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP has offices in Hull, York and Grimsby, and is experienced in transactionsn the food, energy, renewables and technology sectors. It can showcase know-how in a range of cross-border matters, be it M&A, commercial contracts or at the interface with intellectual property. Practice head Andrew Funnell is a key contact for engineering clients. Nicholas Scott and Martin Frost are well versed in corporate finance work and reorganisations, as well as joint ventures, demergers and buy-outs.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Funnell

Other key lawyers:

Nicholas Scott; Martin Frost; Philip Ashworth


‘Close knit multi-disciplinary practice providing all of the disciplines needed throughout the journey to sell my business and implement post sale family wealth planning.’

‘Andrew Funnell has been there every step of the way through our business sale and beyond providing pragmatic and practical support throughout, taking the lead negotiating a complex SPA, taking the time to ensure we understood everything at every step of the way.

‘We have used Andrew Jackson for many years and they take the trouble to have a good understanding of our businesses, people and culture. We involve them early in areas in which we may need their advice and this helps them to be very responsive and valuable in their advice. They offer a wide range of expertise and select from their team the best solicitors to deal with particular issues. They have advised us recently on the disposal of a significant subsidiary, on the buying in of annuities of two final salary pension schemes, on a share buy back and on property matters. They have an excellent culture of client service and are always responsive and easily contactable.’

‘Nick Scott lead the team who advised us on the sale of a subsidiary and offered clear, professional and calm advice, often in stressful and pressurised situations. He played a crucial and central part in bringing the sale to a satisfactory conclusion. He has an ability to explain complex legal issues to the non solicitor in an understandable and helpful way. Nick Fraser has advised on the buying in of annuities for two final salary pension schemes. He has a wealth of experience in pension matters and has brough a strategic as well as legal mind to our discussions and decision making.’

‘The team differentiates itself from its competitors through the quality of its team from the partners through to the support staff. The team communicates very well both internally, with fellow professionals and with clients throughout a transaction. The team are all proactive and understand both the clients needs and the urgency of corporate work.’

‘Andrew Funnell is extremely proactive, responsive and diligent. Andrew provides practical solutions to issues arising and builds excellent relationships with his clients through his pragmatic approach.

‘Andrew Jacksons have looked after my legal requirements for over 10 years now, dealing with leases, sales of assets and finally the sale of my business. I found them always to be professional and importantly can react to tight deadlines when you require. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to other potential clients.’

Key clients

Woodthorpe Hall Garden Centres Limited

Ashcourt Group Limited

Integra Buildings Limited

Ideal Boilers Limited

Singleton Birch Limited

Walker Crips Group Plc

Dacre Son & Hartley Limited

Mainprize Offshore Ltd

SIS (Science in Sport) Ltd

CPD Direct Limited

Bostonair Group (including Boston Energy)

Thompson Commercials Group Limited

John Good Group

Blended Products Limited

Modular Movements Ltd

Portland Fuel Limited

Lincoln & York

BW Industries Limited

Newbegin Corporation Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Philip Cook on the sale of the entire issued share capital of DAM Structures Limited to Severfield plc.
  • Advised John Good & Sons Limited on the sale of John Good Logistics Limited to Denholm Logistics group.
  • Acted for Dataplan Holdings Limited in the sale of its entire issued share capital to IRIS Capital Limited.


Gosschalks has established itself as a skilled advisor to national and international SMEs as well as larger PLCs and blue-chip companies. The group is active for clients from the house building, construction and property development sector, several east coast holiday park operators, financial institutions, and the pubco sector, among others. Transactions specialist Nigel Beckwith leads the practice. It also includes Paul Plaxton who advises on corporate group reorganisations, demergers and refinancing, and Andrew Tarbutt; he covers private equity fundraisings and renewable energy matters.

Practice head(s):

Nigel Beckwith

Other key lawyers:

Andrew Tarbutt; Paul Plaxton; James Phinn


‘Gosschalks do a great job of being coordinated. For example, with the latest acquisition we did with Gosschalks as our lawyers, the various practices such as property and employment fed into the corporate team to make the whole deal happen easily.’

‘Paul Plaxton is always transparent and open about fees, gives great commercial feedback, takes care of the legal points and respects the commercial elements in a deal.’

‘The practice can offer our business the full range of legal services, with direct access to partners who are willing to listen, engage and support our business needs.

‘The practice, in our view exhibits “large enough to cope, small enough to care” This means as a company we can request services across a broad range, with the assurance that the practice has the required levels of expertise and experience to assist us. Most importantly we work with individuals who we are familiar with, and understand our business and its needs.’

Key clients

The Original Fit Factory Limited t/a TV.FIT

Massarella Catering Group

ResQ Limited

Tevalis Limited

Ei Group Limited

Ideal Boilers Limited

Kingspan Access Floors Limited

Scientific Laboratory Supplies Limited

WHM Pet Group Limited

Imagesound Limited

The 55 Group

Work highlights

    Rollits LLP

    The team at Rollits LLP is regularly instructed by PLCs, privately-owned companies, LLPs, joint venture vehicles, multi academy trusts and other education entities and institutions to handle their corporate matters. Under the lead of John Flanagan, it has experience handling a variety of matters, often in cooperation with banking and finance specialists. Richard Field is a key contact for financial institutions as well as for clients such as family-owned businesses, and from the education and charity sectors.

    Practice head(s):

    John Flanagan

    Other key lawyers:

    Richard Field


    ‘The practice has a nice feel about it, the team are friendly, helpful, very engaging and supportive. They also have a team with broad experience that can cover every eventuality.’

    ‘I find all the individuals very engaging and helpful but I give a special mention to John Flanagan, he’s been a great support to our business and if he can’t cover a specific matter he very quickly finds someone from the Rollits team that can. Rollits offer a friendly and personal service.’

    ‘Extremely flexible, agile and knowledgeable on a wide variety of legal issues.’

    ‘Pro-active, smart and offer valuable advice which ultimately leads to cost savings within our business.’

    Key clients

    Vantage Motor Group

    Leeds City College

    Colten Care Limited

    Carmichael International Limited

    Allamhouse Limited

    Hull City Tigers Limited

    Nippon Suisan (Europe) BV

    J. R. Rix & Sons Limited

    Hawthorn Timber Limited

    Oak Farming Partnership

    Sangwin Limited

    Northcoast Seafoods Limited

    Williams Den Limited

    Quickline Communications Limited

    The Retreat York

    The Serious Sweet Company Limited

    The Lincoln College Group

    Ward Homes Yorkshire Limited

    Ulrick & Short Limited

    Work highlights

    • Advised the shareholders of Ulrick and Short on the sale of their Company to Novax Ingredients Limited.
    • Advised the Shareholders of Hawthorn Timber Limber on sale of their company to Nimbus.
    • Advised the Shareholder of Nissui Holland on the purchase of a 75% interest of Three Oceans.

    Wilkin Chapman LLP

    The corporate and M&A team at Wilkin Chapman LLP regularly handles demergers, complex mergers, share buy-backs and property incorporations. It has strong connections to accountants and other professional advisers, holiday parks, and a growing number of international companies. Key contact Nasim Sharf also covers tax matters, including exit planning, group restructuring, demergers and share schemes as well as MBOs and private equity transactions. Senior associate Sarah Kemp is a go-to advisor for owner-managed businesses. Russell Eke leads the team.

    Practice head(s):

    Russell Eke

    Other key lawyers:

    Nasim Sharf; Sarah Kemp


    ‘Professional, prompt and communicative.’

    ‘The Hull and East Yorkshire corporate team have a client first approach. They work as a team unit and collaborate very well. The team is proactive in planning matters, communicates well with all parties throughout a transaction and has demonstrated it is a leading team in this area.’

    ‘Nasim Sharf has excellent technical knowledge, particularly in respect of taxation, enabling him to add real value to his clients. Despite his technical strength, Nasim is able to take a commercial approach when necessary to deliver outcomes. Sarah Kemp is proactive, approachable and delivers a highly efficient service to her clients.’

    ‘The practice is hard working and ‘always on’. I found I could ask and get answers quickly.’

    ‘Nasim Sharf and Sarah Kemp are both excellent, friendly and very knowledgable. I’d happily recommend them to others and will certainly use again myself.’

    Key clients

    Owners of Garbutt & Elliott

    Shareholders of Blokcorp Ltd

    Weldtite Manufacturing Limited

    RMS Ports Limited

    Visuality Group Holdings Limited

    ESP Systex Holding Limited

    Kabe Holdings Limited

    Save Water Save Money Limited

    Work highlights

    • Advised the owners of Garbutt & Elliott on its sale to Azets.
    • Advised the shareholders of Blokcorp Ltd on their sale to and reinvestment in Crosby Worldwide, an investor company of KKR.
    • Acted for the purchaser of Weldtite Products in an MBO by Paul Davis.