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Hamilton Office
48 Cadzow Street,
Hamilton
ML3 6DT
Tel: 01698 281747

Strathaven Office
3 Bridge Street,
Strathaven
ML10 6AN
Tel: 01357 522959

News & Information

 

Vacancies

Commercial Law and/or Residential Conveyancing Solicitor

John Jackson & Dick is a long established, forward thinking practice. We have an interesting and exciting opportunity based in our Hamilton office. You may already work within a high street firm or perhaps you work in a large city firm and are seeking a better work/life balance.

The role would suit someone with a strong background in commercial law, commercial conveyancing, and/or residential experience looking to move into commercial work. You should have a minimum of 3 years post qualifying experience, have excellent interpersonal skills and the desire and ambition to drive the business forward and want career progression.

Depending on experience, key responsibilities may include:

  • Negotiating commercial leases both for landlords and tenants;
  • Able to advise on all aspects of commercial conveyancing;
  • Negotiating Share and Asset purchase and sale agreements;
  • Shareholder & Partnership Agreements, Service Agreements;
  • Commercial fixed and floating securities;
  • Advising clients on all matters relating to the purchase, sale, remortgaging and transfer of residential and/or commercial property;
  • Negotiating missives;
  • Attending to registration of title and voluntary registrations;
  • Being able to manage a busy caseload and prioritise work.

 

A clean driving licence would also be useful.

Requirements:

  • LLB and post graduate Diploma in Legal Practice;
  • PQE 3 years+ within a residential/private client role.

 

The role on offer is flexible with genuine career prospects for the right candidate. Although full time is on offer, we may consider part time.

To apply, please forward your CV, along with a covering letter to [email protected] or by post to 48-50 Cadzow Street, Hamilton ML3 6DU.

Tel: 01698 281747.

 

Office extension

Following purchase of the former RBS branch at 50 Cadzow Street, below our office, work started in December 2019 on extensive refurbishment to combine it with our existing offices. The work has taken a bit longer than expected, but we expect to be operational in the new premises in the last week of March. After 87 years of upper floor offices, at last we will have a ground floor office, with easy access for clients who have difficulty with stairs. The prominent frontage will also make us much easier to find for clients and other people who are unfamiliar with us. The new premises increases our floor area by about one-third, providing additional rooms for larger meetings typically required during commercial transactions. One feature we have retained from the bank is the strongroom, which will be very useful as our existing strongroom is full!

It was our intention to invite many clients to an opening of the new office, but given the current concern about Coronavirus, we have decided that large gatherings are not a great idea just now, so will postpone until the crisis eases. However, once work is completed, we will be pleased to see any clients and others who wish to pop in for a look. Our existing entrance will be used only for servicing and emergencies, and the main entrance will now be at No 50. We are changing our address to 48-52 Cadzow Street, Hamilton ML3 6DU.


1 November 2018

Meet the team


From 1 November 2018, Marshall Ross & Munro, Solicitors, Motherwell have merged with John Jackson & Dick and have relocated to JJD's office at 48 Cadzow Street, Hamilton. Charles Bow has joined JJD as Consultant.



At the time of the handover, we obtained client lists from Mr Bow from which we generated letters to many hundreds of clients. However, we are aware that there are many more to whom we have not written, simply because we did not have information which was sufficiently accurate and up-to-date. We issued releases in the press and other media, and via Law Society, to try to make contact. We apologise to clients who have not received letters. All title deeds and Wills were moved to our office in December 2018, and we are compiling updated lists, with the intention of notifying clients for whom we hold documents. We have been able to reassure clients who have contacted us. Mr Bow continues to work with us as a Consultant, and has now cut down to three days per week, Wednesday to Friday.

Euan Stirrat commented

“More than a few years ago, just before starting University, I bent my Dad’s car. Legal advice was required, so Dad took me to the family solicitors, Marshall Ross & Munro. That was my first practical experience of the law and lawyers. Dad and my grandfather, both quite well known in Bellshill during their careers, were friendly with MR&M’s then senior partners. I dealt with them later when they wound up my grandfather’s estate. So, even before I qualified as a solicitor and joined John Jackson & Dick, I had a good impression of MR&M, knew some of the partners quite well, and saw them as role models. Over the years I have dealt with MR&M often, and continued to hold them in high regard.

It was with some sadness that I heard that MR&M could not continue as an independent firm after Charles Bow’s retirement. However, I was delighted to hear that he regarded us as being the most suitable firm to look after MR&M’s clients. For me, it feels like completing an unforeseen circle.

Being around for ‘only’ 85 years, JJD also has its foundation in good, long-term relationships with clients who return again and again. Such relationships are built on consistent, quality service.

Charles will continue to practise with us as a Consultant, full-time for the first few months, then progressively reducing his time and transferring his caseload to our team until retirement. He joins our team of five experienced solicitors, each of us concentrating on specific areas of law, so that we can offer high standards across a range of work which is wide enough for the needs of most of our clients. To handle our own expanding caseload and ensure continuity of service to our clients and the future of the firm, we were already planning to bring in capable, additional solicitors, and will advance that to create capacity as Charles cuts back.

We look forward to welcoming MR&M’s clients as clients of John Jackson & Dick. Please feel free to call us, or drop in to meet us at our offices in Hamilton and Strathaven”

 

Estate & Letting Agency

From the 1970’s until 2016, as members of a succession of solicitors’ estate agency organisations, including GSPC from 1994, we offered estate agency and letting services, based in our Strathaven office from 1997. Like all estate agents during the property recession after 2008, it suffered and never fully recovered, whereas the commercial and private client areas of our practice flourished. In 2016, we decided to restructure and concentrate on our core business, and transferred our estate agency operations to Residence Estate Agents. Following a refit, they now share our Strathaven office, where we continue to provide solicitor services as normal.