Law firm’s new build team expands again

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Jacksons Law Firm’s new build team continues to expand with the recruitment of two property experts as the housing marketing remains buoyant.

Partner, Jonathan Wall who heads up the Stockton-based law firm’s new build and residential conveyancing team, joined Jacksons in 2018 when there was a total of seven members of staff working in those teams.

Property solicitor Luke Pennington and conveyancing executive Kristee Brown have now boosted that number to 18, while Jacksons have plans to expand its Newcastle office.

Luke, from Acklam, studied for his degree at Teesside University and completed the legal practice course at Northumbria University. He has a wide range of experience including new build purchases, part exchange transactions and remortgage transactions.

Kristee, from Guisborough, is currently undertaking a CILEX diploma. She has extensive experience of advising clients on all aspect of the buying and selling process from start to finish.

Jacksons’ new build team has built up strong relationships with housing developers in the region, who refer house buyers to the firm including Bellway, Thirteen Group, Linden Homes, Gleeson, Taylor Wimpey, Persimmon, Homes by Esh, Story Homes, Gentoo Homes and Miller Homes.

Turnover in the new build team has risen by 150% in the last two years – and that figure is forecast to more than double in the new financial year. New instructions have increased by 233% in the same time period.

Jonathan said: “2020 proved to be the year unlike any other; the year when things changed by the minute and we had to adapt at speed to keep up with the new changes the pandemic brought to our working life.

“It was no different in the legal sector and 2020 proved to be an extremely challenging year. However, all was not lost to the year of 2020 as can be seen from the continued growth of our residential property teams across both offices.

“Luke and Kristee are already making a positive impact on the team’s performance and have settled into their new role despite working from home and the other challenges that the pandemic has thrown at them.”

Jacksons’ 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, Section 106 agreements to name but a few.