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Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP

Work 01482 325242
Fax 01482 212974
11920 HULL-1

Peter Duffus

Work +44 (0)1482 601 209
Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Litigation & Dispute Resolution




Peter is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and acts for both claimants and defendants in a very wide range of claims, including industrial disease and claims of maximum severity and also in claims regarding failure to indemnify.


Peter also deals with a wide variety of claims arising out of estates as well as claims under the Inheritance Provision for Family and Dependants Act 1975, professional negligence claims  against solicitors, surveyors and insurance brokers and a range of other disputes including sale of goods, industrial espionage, theft of confidential information, trespass to land and to goods, breach of trade mark, passing off and breach of restrictive covenants in employment.

Yorkshire and the Humber: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Hull and East Yorkshire

Within: Commercial litigation: Hull and East Yorkshire

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP provides ‘knowledgeable and practical advice’ that is ‘always delivered in a pragmatic manner and hits all the commercial points the client hopes for’ making it ‘easily one of the best in Hull for commercial disputes’. Hugh Smith leads the group and is highly recommended for mediation work, shareholder and director disputes, professional negligence claims, injunctions, restrictive covenants and economic torts. Other key names include Nick Dean, who handles commercial and property disputes; Jeff Swales, who is experienced in health and safety prosecutions; Peter Duffus and insolvency specialist Christopher Harrison in the firm’s Scarborough office. Recent highlights include representing Kingstown Works in a damages claim relating to road sweepers, acting for a manufacturer of temporary harbour facilities in a dispute regarding whether there was liability on a multinational corporation under the terms of agreement covering the manufacture and installation of a temporary harbour, and acting for the trustees of the Westerby Pension Fund in a construction dispute involving a dilapidations claim and structural engineering issues. BHP Chartered Accountants, Associated British Ports and Carpetright are also clients.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Agriculture and estates

The 'enthusiastic and knowledgeable team' at Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP is 'known for its efficiency and pragmatism' in agricultural matters. York-based Helen Mellors represents landed estates in a diverse range of matters and has taken over from Martin Whitehead as head of the practice. Whitehead remains at the firm as a consultant. Other key names include Andrew Oliver, who has expertise advising on pollution and waste consenting procedures, Kevin Webster for tax and trust work and Peter Duffus for disputes. The 'prompt and proactive'Christopher Harrison - who is primarily based in the Scarborough office - is also recommended for his 'very practical and professional approach' particularly in land purchases and disposals and agricultural tenancies.

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Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

The 'professional, approachable and knowledgeable' disputed wills and inheritance team at Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP  attracts praise for its 'widespread expertise' and 'sensible approach to getting matters resolved as quickly and comprehensively as possible'. The 'pragmatic and unflappable' Peter Duffus heads up the litigation and dispute resolution department and regularly represents individuals in contentious trust and probate matters. The group has particular expertise acting in relation to disputed wills involving medical issues,  Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 cases and matters involving estoppel arguments. Duffus is able to draw on the expertise of the firms wills, trusts and tax planning specialists in complex matters.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP  Hull's ‘professional, approachable and knowledgeable’ tax, trust and wills department has significant expertise in succession and lifetime planning for high-net-worth individuals. It also handles Court of Protection matters. The team, led by Kevin Webster, is praised for its ‘sensible approach to getting matters resolved as quickly and comprehensively as possible’. Another key name to note is associate Deborah Gilpin who frequently acts for high net worth individuals in estate planning and administration. Litigator Peter Duffus is also recommended.

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