Tees-based law firm Jacksons has announced the promotion of solicitor Jonathan Wall to partner, bringing the total number in the partnership to 12.
The head of new build and residential conveyancing, Jonathan launched the new build department in the firm’s Stockton office in January 2018 with a team of three people.
He has since grown the department to a total of 11 in order to meet with client demand.
The new build department has seen an increase of 50% in clients buying new build homes, compared to this time last year and 37% rise in revenue.
Jacksons says it is testament to the high levels of client care delivered by their team, as well as the strong relationship Jonathan and his team have with some of the house builders in the region who signpost buyers to Jacksons for legal advice.
Jonathan and his team are currently working with seven UK national builders as their preferred purchaser’s solicitor, including Persimmon Homes, Miller Homes, Story Homes, Esh Homes, Taylor Wimpey and Bellway Homes and Linden Homes.
The number of lender panels the new build team is able to act on now includes Virgin Money, Principality Building Society and Nottingham Building Society.
Jonathan said: “I’m delighted to be welcomed into the partnership at Jacksons.
“The partners have been very supportive over the last few years from helping me set the department up to growing the team.
“My time at the firm has been really exciting, but also challenging at the same time.
“The housing sector faced a period of uncertainty at the beginning of lockdown, but things have taken a turn for the better with more clients asking for our assistance when buying their home.
Managing partner Jane Armitage said: “Jonathan has made a really positive impact during the short time he has been at Jacksons.
“He has managed the new build and residential conveyancing teams during what was a tricky time during lockdown as the estate agents and new build development sites closed.
“I have no doubt that he will continue to be an asset to our firm as he continues to work with the house builders and clients in the region to further enhance relationships.”
The new build department has key expertise in a number of specific new build property areas including, The Government Help to Buy Scheme, New Build Warranty Scheme Documents, Help to Buy ISAs and Lifetime ISAs, Planning Permissions and Building Regulations Approvals.
Jacksons Law firm is one of the region’s longest-established law firms and has been practising in the Tees Valley for over 140 years.
Operating from its head office in Stockton, and an office in Newcastle, it is well placed to assist clients across the region on a wide range of business and personal legal advice.