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Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP
Y031 7UJ
Yorkshire And The Humber

Commercial litigation: Hull and East Yorkshire Tier 1

The team at Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP has a breadth of experience in contentious matters, ranging from commercial and corporate governance matters to contentious probate, regulatory food law, debt recovery and insolvency. Practice head Hugh Smith handles mediations, shareholder and director disputes, professional negligence claims, injunctions, restrictive covenants disputes and economic torts. Other names to note include property litigator Nick DeanPeter Duffus, who assists clients with a range of commercial litigation; shipping expert Andrew Oliver and insolvency specialist Christopher Harrison. Health and safety litigator Jeff Swales moved to rradar.

Commercial property: Hull and East Yorkshire Tier 1

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP is noted for its expertise in complex projects in the retail, food and healthcare sectors, alongside substantial experience acting for port and dock operators. The group also handles option and collaboration agreements, property portfolio issues and renewable energy sector projects. Richard Mays and Paul Barker jointly lead the department; Mays counts retailers and developers as clients, and Barker has notable regional strength. Geoff Phillips has particular expertise in property acquisitions and disposals.

Corporate and commercial: Hull and East Yorkshire Tier 1

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP handles a range of local, national and international corporate transactions with particular expertise in the dairy and food, engineering, renewables and IT sectors. Andrew Funnell heads up the corporate group, which includes Nicholas Scott, and is complemented by the commercial law practice led by Marie Kell. The department works closely with its York-based corporate team, which includes corporate finance expert Philip Ashworth.

Family: elsewhere in Yorkshire Tier 1

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP stands out for its expertise in financial issues arising from divorce alongside experience in pre-nuptial agreements, separation agreements, private children law work, cohabitation issues and inheritance claims. Richard Hoare heads up the team and is a family arbitrator and collaborative lawyer, and Adele Wilkinson handles financial and private children's cases.

Transport Tier 1

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP's department has the capabilities to handle a range of contentious and non-contentious shipping matters. The group's experience ranges from charter party disputes, carriage of goods by sea, speed and performance claims and collisions, to commercial contract advice, the use and hire of vessels, ship sale and purchase transactions and ship finance matters. Practice head Dominic Ward focuses on dry shipping and cargo work and assists clients with carriage of goods and international trade agreements, while Andrew Oliver handles a range of ship finance and fisheries instructions. Other lawyers to note include associate Sarah Pether, for the defence of personal injury claims, and senior solicitor Paul Newbon, who has experience in a range of contentious shipping instructions.

Agriculture and estates Tier 2

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP’s agriculture and landed estates team is based in York but boasts a commanding presence across Yorkshire, including the firm's head office in Hull. The practice collaborates with other departments across the firm to provide a cross-expertise private client offering, spanning from landed estates and landowners (under practice head Helen Mellors), high value and complex purchases and disposals and agricultural tenancies, agricultural restructuring, recovery and insolvency. The team is also increasingly involved in renewable energy and has acted on several wind farm projects.

Contentious trusts and probate Tier 2

At Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP , partner Peter Duffus has recently begun to undertake more contentious trusts and probate work after a long career as a broad-based civil/commercial practitioner. Now, his team is especially involved in Inheritance Act cases (occasionally with an international element), disputed wills where medical issues arise, as well as cases involving estoppel arguments and contentious Court of Protection work.

Employment: Hull and East Yorkshire Tier 2

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP's employment team assists clients with a range of matters from employment tribunals to TUPE and transactional advice, as well as business immigration issues. The department, which is headed by the 'very approachableJonathan Dale, acts for a range of clients in sectors such as manufacturing, mining and food. Mary Walker's departure to Gordons LLP was offset in part by the arrival of Nick Wilson from Crooks Commercial Solicitors, who has particular experience of advising on TUPE transfers and industrial action.

Personal tax, trusts and probate Tier 2

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP’s tax, trusts and wills department advises private individuals and business owners on all aspects of trust administration (including drafting deeds and resolutions, interpretation of trust deeds and completing accounts and tax returns) as well as Court of Protection matters. Kevin Webster, a chartered tax adviser, heads up the team and is well regarded for his skills in estate and succession planning and the creation and administration of trusts.

Banking and finance Tier 3

As the key firm in East Yorkshire for finance work, Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP is recognised for its corporate and real estate finance expertise with additional specialisms in agricultural lending and ship financings. The primarily lender-focused practice is led by Nick Scott, who took over the role from Andrew FunnellAndrew Oliver focuses on shipping finance work while consultant Mark Davies is the key contact in the firm's York office.

Charities and not-for-profit Tier 3

The charities unit at Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP assists local and regional organisations in a wide range of matters. The main area of expertise is advice in the process of obtaining charitable status, especially after refusals, when difficulties arise in demonstrating a public interest, or when aspects of the application are contended. The team also advises on the winding up and transfer of charities and in relation to Charities Act compliance. The team, led by Daniel Hammond, has a number of lawyers who act as trustees of several private and charitable trusts as well as partners in different areas, including real estate, litigation and dispute resolution, tax and commercial property.

Energy Tier 3

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP aligns its expertise with the local region and Humberside's 'Energy Estuary' to handle matters in the port and harbour industries including anaerobic digestion facilities, quayside bulk materials handling facilities for coal and biofuels, pipeline installation and vessel chartering, offshore supply and support vessels and energy-from-waste and solar energy projects. Team co-head Andrew Oliver focuses on marine environment law and has experience in cabling agreements and disturbance agreements, and fellow co-head Stephen Unwin specialises in wind farms and renewable energy projects.

Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 4

Insolvency practitioners make up the majority of Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP's client base, which also includes creditors, banks, financial institutions and private equity investors. The department is particular active in the manufacturing, healthcare, transport, infrastructure and construction sectors and handles non-contentious and contentious restructuring and insolvency work. Practice head Azher Quyoom focuses on restructuring and turnaround work, and Christopher Harrison has niche expertise in the agricultural sector.

Property litigation Tier 4

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP focuses its efforts on the retail sector and regularly acts for retail tenants, as well as property investors and owners. The firm's other sector expertise includes food, renewables and healthcare, while the group is also noted for its port expertise, which it leverages to advise on local Hull matters. Stephen Kell and Nick Dean jointly lead the group; Kell acts for owners of investment properties and business tenants, and Dean handles landlord and tenant work.

Founded in Hull in 1874, Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP offers client-focussed expertise and advice delivered regionally, nationally and internationally across all areas of business, international trade and personal law.

From their offices in Hull, York, Grimsby and Scarborough, the team is committed to helping generations of businesses, families and individuals with trusted legal advice and support that is tailored to their particular needs and objectives. The firm offers a full range of legal services, encompassing everything from employment law and commercial property, to family mediation, agri-business, dispute resolution and more.

Andrew Jackson is committed to recruiting the best talent from throughout the region and beyond in order to retain the highest calibre of staff, with a belief that employing an experienced team of industry professionals is integral to delivering the highest standards in customer service for their clients with a service which is both professional and personable.

With a belief that customers deserve exceptional service as well as sound, trusted legal expertise, the firm continually adapts to meet evolving client and business needs. The team’s commitment to providing the highest standards in quality and service has been reflected through consistently high rankings in leading professional industry guides, based on client feedback.

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior partner Dominic Ward
Managing partner Mark Pearson-Kendall
Property and real estate Paul Barker
Property and real estate Richard Mays
Corporate and commercial Andrew Funnell
Private client Richard Hoare
Litigation Hugh Smith
Shipping Dominic Ward
Employment Jonathan Dale
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Philip Ashworth  photo Mr Philip Ashworth
Mr Oliver Hall  photo Mr Oliver Hall
Mrs Helen Mellors  photo Mrs Helen Mellors
Mr Samuel Peake  photo Mr Samuel Peake
Mr Azher Quyoom  photo Mr Azher Quyoom
Mr Matthew Smith  photo Mr Matthew Smith
Number of UK partners : 32
Number of other UK fee-earners : 48