Helen Mellors

Helen Mellors


Helen is Head of our Agriculture and Landed Estates Department and has over 25 years’ experience in commercial property, advising individuals, companies and charities.

Predominantly based in our York office, Helen has acted in a number of large-scale developments throughout York and North Yorkshire, and  has particular experience in the region and with the businesses and active sectors there. In addition, Helen has acted for financial institutions in securing charges over commercial and development property, and regularly provides support and guidance in complex corporate transactions.

Helen has a particular interest and experience in advising landed estates and farm owners, including sales and purchases of agricultural land and farms, farm business tenancies, grazing agreements and farm workers’ tenancies.


  • "Handling the demands of multi-million pound funders has proven a significant challenge; without Helen's guidance and support I doubt we would have got this far so fast."

    Paul Buckley Design Three Seven Ltd
  • "Helen Mellors is really good. She is great to work with and has been around for a long time."

    Chambers UK 2023
  • "Samuel Peake is accomplished and approachable associates, supporting partners Helen Mellors and Christopher Harrison, who provide standout and best in class service."

    Legal 500 2023
  • "Helen Mellors is very approachable, pragmatic and good to work with."

    Legal 500 2023
  • "Helen Mellors leads the team helping us make decisive business decisions."

    Legal 500 2023
  • "She is prompt, reliable, tireless, knowledgeable and detailed."

    Chambers UK 2022
  • "Helen Mellors – An excellent lawyer who provides a wide range of advice on commercial and rural property matters. The professionalism of Helen and her team really makes AJ standout from many of their competitors."

    Legal 500
  • "She is really efficient, has good expertise and is super responsive."

    Chambers UK
  • "She is very experienced and has strong technical knowledge."

    Chambers UK
  • "As always, I could rely on Helen and the team at Andrew Jackson for their professionalism, drive and tenacity to work around the clock and achieve the results we were looking for. At every stage of the project, and through some complex and challenging situations to resolve, I was never in any doubt that our interests were in very safe and capable hands."

    Richard Stott Kexgill Group
  • "Its been a pleasure working with you on this one. On behalf of myself, Ian and the bank thanks for all your assistance and keeping us informed throughout the process."

    Steve Stoneley National Westminster Bank Plc
  • “It’s clear that the agricultural sector is her specialism and she combines this expert knowledge with a commercial focus to get the best result for her clients.”

    Landed Estate in Lincolnshire
  • “Helen oversaw the sale of land for development and used her specialist insight within the field of landed estates to ensure that the matter was handled smoothly and efficiently.”

    Landed Estate in Lincolnshire
  • "I wanted to share this opportunity to thank you all for your help and support. As you know the timescale presented to us was a challenging one, and I cannot speak highly enough of how your respective teams have worked together to reach this point, with little involvement, or indeed, little prompting." 

    Ian Smellie Lloyds Bank
  • "Helen- thank you so much for taking the time to share your knowledge and expertise with me. It was massively helpful, and genuinely one of the most productive meetings I’ve ever had with a solicitor of any sort. Huge thanks."

    Tom McKenzie Spark York
  • "Thank you for your prompt response and thank you for your help and guidance during this process,  I would like to say that we will definitely be using you in the future. Thank you for all you’ve done."

    Neil Somauroo Complete Care Homes Limited.

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Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP is delighted to have advised the Kexgill Group, one of the largest still privately-owned student accommodation specialists in the UK, on numerous property transactions during the last 12 months with a combined value in excess of £63.5 million. Andrew Jackson's property partner, Helen …



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In these challenging times, our teams have been receiving a high volume of queries from clients in the agricultural sector about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on their business and supply chains. To help this important sector navigate a way through the key issues, Helen Mellors, partner in …


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