Andrew Jackson is a forward looking law firm, immensely proud of their heritage in the area. Founded in 1874 in Hull, they have been a key part of the business sector ever since. Over the years Andrew Jackson has grown significantly and now operates regionally, nationally and internationally. Andrew Jackson have continued to invest heavily in the Humber region, with recent investments including their new Head Office on Hull Marina, as well as establishing an office in York and a series of recent senior staff and Partner recruitments.
The Humber’s coastal location, intrinsically linked to a rich maritime heritage, provided firm foundations for Andrew Jackson, a business built up from shipping, fishing and maritime law industries. Andrew Jackson has many clients in these sectors but with offices across Hull, York and Grimsby, they now cover every area of business, including relatively new sectors - some of which are born from their locational advantages. Renewables is a key example of such an area where their experience and expertise in property and maritime law has evolved to the extent that they now have an established team working with businesses across the renewable energy supply chain.
Andrew Jackson’s new Head Office at Marina Court demonstrates their commitment to the region. In an impressive £600,000 refurbishment, 17,500 sq. ft. of office space has transformed twelve separate offices into one contemporary work space, situated over three floors. The modern premises have been designed in an inspired yet purposeful format; including a dedicated reception area for clients, 11 meeting rooms, a mediation suite and even a break out area for staff called ‘The Dock’, carrying enviable views of the marina. Based in an area undergoing a radical transformation with significant investment, Andrew Jackson is part of heralding a new era for Hull.
Managing Partner, Mark Pearson-Kendall said; “Andrew Jackson has always been at the heart of the business sector in this region and it has been fantastic to see the city region continue to thrive and grow alongside us over recent years. The Marina is a beautiful location for our head office and there is a palpable excitement amongst our clients and the city as we watch cranes on the sky line, with new facilities and new businesses coming into the space around us. With the City of Culture announcement, significant private sector investment (including our own), the growth of many of our clients and the increased pride of our team for the place in which they live and work, it genuinely feels as if there has never been a better time to be located here”.
As regulations have been relaxed, legal services are being delivered in different ways. Lower cost, commoditised services are becoming more readily available from providers who aren't solicitors. Customers and clients therefore have more choice than ever before but fundamentally, Andrew Jackson is a firm that believes success in the legal industry is still built on great relationships. Their experience and quality advice, together with individually packaged solutions, enables Andrew Jackson to help their clients solve problems that are tailored to them and their commercial and personal needs. A client centric approach based on delivering unrivalled legal expertise is what Andrew Jackson’s always endeavour to deliver and this focus has meant that they have maintained and grown their client base throughout the changes in the legal sector.
Andrew Jackson view positive customer feedback as the best performance indicator. They pay close attention to the annual legal publications and rankings Legal 500 and Chambers. Exclusively voted for by clients, Andrew Jackson’s continued success and high rankings in these publications reinforces that individual team members, departments, and the business as a whole, are all delivering on their promise of offering a service which is both professional and personable.
As a company Andrew Jackson have very strong roots in the Humber region, they are committed not only to recruiting the best talent, but also ensuring that they retain that talent. Whether they are looking for new graduates or a new Partner, they appoint the highest calibre staff and value that they can find those people locally. Likewise, they find it immensely satisfying to bring fresh talent into the region and to support those people to build a life and career here. In addition, Andrew Jackson work, wherever possible, with local suppliers, many of whom are part of the Bondholder network. As a company, they value supporting other local businesses who work together to compete on a national level.
Andrew Jackson are continually investing in their team and looking forward to future growth, and have recently made a number of valuable partner recruitments, enabling them to continue developing their client portfolio. The opening of new offices in York and a new Head Office also extends their business reach, putting legal teams on client’s doorsteps. Managing Partner, Mark Pearson-Kendall said; “2015 was a great year for Andrew Jackson, with strong national recognition across our departments, coupled with invaluable feedback from clients - reinforcing that we are consistently delivering what they need and we hope for more of the same in 2016. Our roots are, and always will be, here in this region. The Humber is thriving and that’s great for us and many of our clients”.