Personal

Personal

If you are concerned that instructing a solicitor will be a daunting and difficult task, you will welcome our friendly and personal approach to assisting you in a variety of legal matters.

A comprehensive list of our services is below. Do you require assistance with personal employment or other contractual issues; relationship breakdown or family mediation; buying or selling your home or investment properties or assistance with ensuring your personal legal affairs are in order and planning for the future? Whatever your personal legal requirements, we would really like to understand how we can help you.

If we can assist you and your family, please get in touch today to arrange an initial conversation with one of our friendly team, who are here to offer the support you need by guiding you through your legal position and available options.

Home visits and emergency wills

In light of the current Coronavirus restrictions, we are able to offer our services to existing and new clients, taking instructions by telephone or video conferencing. Any documents that require signing and witnessing will either be sent to the client electronically (for printing off at home) or by post via Royal Mail. Clients will then need to arrange for suitable witnesses to visit them whilst complying with the Government’s guidance on social distancing, as far as possible. We will provide more detailed instructions to our clients to assist with the witnessing of signatures on documents.

If there is an essential need to do so, we are able to offer face to face meetings, including home visits or visits to care homes and hospitals, for the purpose of wills (including emergency wills), lasting powers of attorney or for any other reason.

Family mediation  

In these challenging times, the team has put provisions in place to continue to offer a full family mediation service.

Being mindful of social distancing, we are able to offer telephone/video MIAMs and video call mediation meetings to our family mediation clients and are fully resourced to enable us to continue to provide a full range of support and services. We understand that it may be difficult for some clients to access online services and we will do our best to work with you to find a workable solution.

Residential Conveyancing

COVID – Third Party Delays

Despite the challenges of the Covid-19 crisis, our team is operating a normal fulltime service and as usual is making every effort to complete all transactions as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, we are currently experiencing delays with third parties, which mean that many transactions are taking longer to complete than would normally be the case.

Whilst we are fortunate to have the technology and size of team in place to continue to provide our usual level of service, some advisers on the other side of transactions, the Land Registry, local authority search providers, surveyors, and lenders are experiencing increased pressure as a result of the pandemic and the associated restrictions on normal working practices, in addition to dealing with backlogs and higher volumes of work as a result of the temporary changes to SDLT (see below).

We will continue to work as hard as we can to progress transactions as quickly as possible but we wish to be clear that currently, despite our best efforts, these external factors, which are beyond our control could result in delays to your transaction completing within the timescales that we would normally expect.

SDLT – temporary reduced rates

The Government has currently reduced the rates for Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in current circumstances (detailed below). Please be aware that in order for these reduced rates to apply, the property transaction must complete before the deadline: 30 June 2021.

As a team we continue, as always, to progress transactions as quickly as we can, despite the current challenges of Covid-19 and its impact on the third parties we work with in these matters. In the interests of transparency though, we are advising all clients that we cannot currently guarantee that we will be able to complete transactions prior to the current deadline, due to external factors that are, sadly, beyond our control (please see “Covid – Third Party Delays” above).

We are therefore advising all clients currently hoping to complete before the above deadline to ensure that they have contingency plans in place in order to be able to pay the usual rates of SDLT in the event that the transaction does not complete before the current deadline.

As a reminder, here is the key eligibility criteria for the temporary reduction in SDLT:

  • The temporary reduction in SDLT means that for freehold and leasehold transactions completed before 31 March 2021, the calculation of SDLT only starts on the amount you pay for the property/lease above £500,000.
  • This temporary reduction applies to first time buyers and those who have purchased before.
  • The temporary reduction does not apply to purchases of additional properties, unless the property being purchased replaces your main residential dwelling (which has already been sold or will be sold simultaneously). The reduced rates do apply for the first £500k of an additional property BUT you still have to pay the 3% higher rate for additional dwellings.

 

Testimonials

  • "...It goes without saying we are happy with your services as we have been using your firm's services for over 50 years!"

    Private Client
  • "In the past I have dealt with departments of legal practices and they are very independent of each other. Andrew Jackson Solicitors are different, their departments work effectively together and the whole practice is very cohesive. Their correspondence is clear, but friendly. Every person I have dealt with at the practice has been approachable and straight-forward to work with. Apart from that, they get very good results and their pricing is fair and transparent."

    Legal 500 2021
  • "The Family Team at Andrew Jackson are very united and appear to work closely with each other. They are led by Richard Hoare and every member delivers the high standard of service that Richard himself delivers as a lawyer. The firm itself has a high profile locally and engages in local initiatives and community events. The Family Team are well respected by the local legal profession and other professionals in the local area.
    They offer a wide range of family law services from legal to mediation to collaborative law and arbitration which demonstrates their commitment to serving the local community in need of help with family law issues."

    Legal 500 2021
  • “I would like to recommend Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP for whatever occasion you need their advice for, they cover everything, and most importantly they are not only there for the professional companies they are there for the ordinary person like you and me.”

  • "The team is very connected; everyone seems to know who is the specialist that can assist in any given scenario."

    Chambers 2020
  • "A very cohesive and thorough team in all regards with excellent knowledge of the subjects they are dealing with."

    Chambers 2020
  • "The practice is very professional but with an emphasis on a caring human approach."

    Legal 500 2019/20
  • "Andrew Jackson is a very cohesive firm with a sound and broad spectrum of knowledge. All matters are dealt with quickly, efficiently and accurately."

    Legal 500 2019/20
  • "The team at Andrew Jackson provides an all-round fantastic service for its clients. It has both great local knowledge but also a professional outlook comparable to that of firms in London or other major cities."

    Legal 500 2019/20

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    "...It goes without saying we are happy with your services as we have been using your firm's services for over 50 years!"

    Private Client

    "In the past I have dealt with departments of legal practices and they are very independent of each other. Andrew Jackson Solicitors are different, their departments work effectively together and the whole practice is very cohesive. Their correspondence is clear, but friendly. Every person I have dealt with at the practice has been approachable and straight-forward to work with. Apart from that, they get very good results and their pricing is fair and transparent."

    Legal 500 2021

    "The Family Team at Andrew Jackson are very united and appear to work closely with each other. They are led by Richard Hoare and every member delivers the high standard of service that Richard himself delivers as a lawyer. The firm itself has a high profile locally and engages in local initiatives and community events. The Family Team are well respected by the local legal profession and other professionals in the local area.
    They offer a wide range of family law services from legal to mediation to collaborative law and arbitration which demonstrates their commitment to serving the local community in need of help with family law issues."

    Legal 500 2021

    “I would like to recommend Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP for whatever occasion you need their advice for, they cover everything, and most importantly they are not only there for the professional companies they are there for the ordinary person like you and me.”

    "The team is very connected; everyone seems to know who is the specialist that can assist in any given scenario."

    Chambers 2020

    "A very cohesive and thorough team in all regards with excellent knowledge of the subjects they are dealing with."

    Chambers 2020

    "The practice is very professional but with an emphasis on a caring human approach."

    Legal 500 2019/20

    "Andrew Jackson is a very cohesive firm with a sound and broad spectrum of knowledge. All matters are dealt with quickly, efficiently and accurately."

    Legal 500 2019/20

    "The team at Andrew Jackson provides an all-round fantastic service for its clients. It has both great local knowledge but also a professional outlook comparable to that of firms in London or other major cities."

    Legal 500 2019/20

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