New to the York legal sector: the Jackson five

The Andrew Jackson quintet: Partners Richard Hoare, Paul Barker, Mark Pearson-Kendall, with newly recruited solicitor Andrew Robson and partner James Hodgson
3 Dec 2013 @ 1.26 pm
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The Andrew Jackson quintet: Partners Richard Hoare, Paul Barker, Mark Pearson-Kendall, with newly recruited solicitor Andrew Robson and partner James Hodgson
The Andrew Jackson quintet: Partners Richard Hoare, Paul Barker, Mark Pearson-Kendall, with newly recruited solicitor Andrew Robson and partner James Hodgson

York has a new law firm. Andrew Jackson, long established in Hull, has opened an office at The Innovation Centre on York University’s Science Park.

The office is led by new partner James Hodgson, an intellectual property law specialist who has lived and worked in York for several years. He has joined the practice along with commercial litigation solicitor Andrew Robson from BHP Law.

James and Andrew will be supported by a number of Andrew Jackson’s partners including Richard Hoare, head of private client services and Paul Barker, head of property at the law firm.

Established in 1874, Andrew Jackson employs more than 100 staff including 24 partners. It is the top ranked firm in the Hull region in the Legal 500.

Andrew Jackson’s managing partner, Mark Pearson-Kendall, said that opening an office in York was part of the firm’s strategy to grow the practice within Yorkshire and across Britain.

“This is a very exciting time for Andrew Jackson,” he said. “Our new office not only provides us with a springboard from which to deliver our full range of legal services in the York area but also enables James and Andrew to develop further their excellent work for clients in the region.”