Next Generation Partners

Commercial property: Hull and East Yorkshire in Yorkshire And The Humber

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP

The ‘technical and very knowledgeable’ Hull-based team at Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP stands out for its ability to handle large property portfolios and advise on property investments, disposals, and development projects. Acting for a large roster of property holders and developers, the practice offers particular expertise to clients in the energy sector, as well as to port and dock operators. Led by the experienced partner Geoff Phillips, a key contact for disposals and acquisitions, the team also relies on the expertise of property development lawyer Richard Mays. David Dixon, who manages the practice’s relationship with Associated British Ports, and Andrea Hewitt are also highly recommended.

Practice head(s):

Geoff Phillips

Other key lawyers:

Richard Mays; David Dixon; Andrea Hewitt; Stephen Unwin; Adrian West


‘Technical and very knowledgeable.’

‘Richard Mays has excellent attention to detail and provides a very high standard of client service, which I have never received elsewhere.’

‘Richard Mays offers solid practical advice.’

‘Andrea Hewitt is knowledgeable and offers excellent availability, rapid responses, and a practical approach.’

‘Experienced team with rounded real world advice. Ability to see the issues and cost-benefit trade offs of any specific purchase.’

Key clients

Associated British Ports

Gleeson Regeneration Limited

Integra Buildings Limited

Kexgill Group

Lindum Group

Sewell Retail Limited

The Sheffield Investment Company Limited

Urban Developments (York) Limited

West Building Supplies Limited

Wykeland Group Limited/Bridgeland Developments Limited/Watergate Developments Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for Associated British Ports in connection with the ongoing management, letting and development of its substantial Humber Port Estate, comprising Hull, Goole, Grimsby and Immingham and including transactions in connection with dock infrastructure and offshore wind farm schemes.
  • Acted for a property development company from South Yorkshire on the sale of a site with adjoining landowners, with the planning outline for 450 houses conditional on satisfying a range of conditions.
  • Acted for Urban Developments (York) Limited on the funding and development of an 88 studio apartment scheme in the Leeds City Centre together with Qip, a private equity real estate developer.


Gosschalks‘ commercial property practice maintains close relations with a number of commercial developers, builders, and licensed retailers, which instruct the firm to advise on commercial acquisitions and disposals. Under the leadership of Mark Teal, the team is also increasingly active in advising on developments in the energy space. Other key contacts in the team include licensed retail expert Andy Bell as well as Charlotte Chilcott, who advises landowners and lenders in connection with high-value transactional matters. Jonathan Beharrell is another name to note. Justin Graves departed the firm in September 2022.

Practice head(s):

Mark Teal

Other key lawyers:

Andy Bell; Charlotte Chilcott; James Houston; Zoe Carmichael; Jonathan Beharrell


‘This is a friendly, helpful team who deliver as required. Our office are frequently in contact with Gosschalks.’

‘We deal mainly with Jonathan Beharrell and have a very good working relationship with him.’

Key clients


Arnold White Estates Limited

Beal Developments Limited

EI Group plc

Horncastle Group plc


Lovel Developments (Yorkshire) Limited

McMullen & Sons Limited

Moto Hospitality Limited

Valiant Pub Company Limited

Wilko Limited

William Hill plc

Rollits LLP

Rollits LLP provides an ‘exceptionally responsive‘ service to property investors, corporate landlords and tenants, and lenders regarding real estate financings. Sophie Wheeldon, who advises on corporate site leases and acquisitions, was promoted to partner in May 2023. Former practice head Chris Crystal moved to gunnercooke LLP in November 2023.

Other key lawyers:

Sophie Wheeldon; Ruth Maltby-Sinkler


‘The firm is uniquely able to serve your individual requirements whilst retaining their corporate structure and services.’

‘Sophie Wheeldon is always on hand to provide advice and guidance and prioritise workloads when urgent matters present themselves. Working for an organisation that is very reactive, it is essential that our legal advisers are able to adapt to challenges and opportunities when they arise.’

‘I have been a client of the team in different capacities for a long time. I have always felt in safe hands: The advice and service have been consistently practical and excellent. I have dealt with different team members and consistently received the same level of service.’

Key clients

AAK International AB

Bishop Burton College

Cranswick plc

Hull City AFC/Allam Marine Limited

Hull College

J R Rix & Sons Limited

Paneltex Limited

Reckitt Benckiser plc

The Helmsley Group

The Retreat York

York College