Our History

2024 - March - Jackson Lees Group acquired Farrington Law.

2024 - Jackson Lees Group receives Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award for the second year running

2023 – Jackson Lees Group win Liverpool Law Society Award for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

2023 - Hillsborough Law campaign responds to the government’s version of duty of candour put forward in the Criminal Justice Bill

2023 – The evidential hearings for Module 1 and Module 2 of the Covid Inquiry take place

2023 – Covid Inquiry Podcast is launched on Podbean, YouTube, Amazon, Spotify and Apple

2022 - Elkan Abrahamson is awarded the Freedom of Liverpool honour by Liverpool City Council, as recognition for all the remarkable work he has done for the city

2021 – Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson officially launches the Covid Inquiry and appoints Baroness Heather Hallett as the Chair. Broudie Jackson Canter is appointed to represent the Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice group.

2021 - Jackson Lees Group launch donation appeal in support of refugees

2021 – Elkan Abrahamson writes open letter to the UK government regarding Hillsborough Law

2021 - 601 Hillsborough victims secure settlement of civil claims over police cover-up

2021 – Manchester bombing inquiry report is released

2021 – Jackson Lees launches new corporate & commercial department

2021 – Covid bereaved families issue ultimatum

2021 – Trust Corporation set up

2020 – Jackson Lees Group is acquired by Brian Cullen and Joanna Kingston-Davies of the MAPD Group

2020 - Haley Farrell becomes Deputy Managing Director of Jackson Lees Group. 

2020 – Coronavirus pushes the whole firm into working from home, causing major long-term changes in the hybrid work approach to business.

2019 - Esther Leach becomes Managing Director of Jackson Lees Group.

2019 - Inquest into the Birmingham pub bombing concludes.

2018 - Jackson Lees Group donate £10,000 to four charities as part of its commitment to support disadvantaged groups within the community. 

2017 - Jackson Lees Group wins three awards at the Liverpool Law Society Legal Awards – Large Law Firm of the Year, Work in the Community Award and Alice Stevens won the Junior Lawyer Award

2017 – The Jackson Lees Group is formed incorporating Liverpool Solicitors Jackson Lees and Broudie Jackson Canter

2016 – The Jackson Canter Group acquires Lees Solicitors LLP

2015 – The Jackson Canter Foundation is setup to support disadvantaged groups within the community under three pillars; justice, social and education.

2015 – The Manchester office is opened near Piccadilly Station

2014 – Jackson Canter is awarded the Customer Service Excellence (CSE) Award – becoming only the second law firm to have achieved the prestigious CSE accreditation

2014 – Brian Cullen joins Jackson & Canter as Chief Operations Officer

2014 – Jackson & Canter move to new offices at Walker House, Exchange Flags

2012 – Jackson & Canter merge with RM Broudie and Jackson Canter Limited is formed

2009 – Jackson & Canter merge with AS Law

2008 – Andrew Holroyd is awarded a CBE for services to Administration of Justice

2007 – Lees & Partners becomes Lees Solicitors LLP

2007 – Andrew Holroyd becomes President of the National Law Society

2006 – Joanna Kingston-Davies joins Lees & Partners as Office Manager

2004 – Berry & Read incorporated into Lees & Partners

2003 – Andrew Holroyd is awarded an OBE for services to publicly funded Legal Work in Liverpool

2003 – After 40 years’ service, Peter Lees retires and leaves the practice

1996 – Andrew Holroyd joins the Law Society Council representing Merseyside

1994 – Lees & Partners is formed following the demerger of Lees Lloyd Whitley

1993 – Andrew Holroyd becomes President of Liverpool Law Society

1992 – Jackson & Canter merge with Chadwick & Haggis

1989 – Philip Canter moves to Israel with his wife Anita to practice law

1988 – Following a number of mergers, Lees Lloyd Whitley is formed

1987 – AS Law is founded in Liverpool

1986 – Chris Topping joins Jackson & Canter as a Trainee Solicitor

1984 – G F Lees & Son merge with F S Moore & Price to form Lees Moore & Price

1981 – The Toxteth uprisings begin on 4 July destroying the Jackson & Canter offices in the Rialto Buildings

1979 – RM Broudie is established in Sir Thomas Street, Liverpool

1975 – Andrew Holroyd joins Jackson & Canter

1970 – Jackson & Canter expands and opens up offices in Kirkby and Toxteth

1963 – Peter Lees (Grandson of George Frederick Lees) joins Lees Solicitors as an articled clerk

1961 – Samuel Howard Jackson and Philip Clement Carter set up their legal practice, Jackson & Canter on Dale Street, Liverpool

1939 – Dubby Lees joins the RAF as the Second World War breaks out

1934 – The Queensway Tunnel is opened up connecting the Wirral to Liverpool for the first time

1925 – Dubby Lees joins his brother at the practice in Birkenhead

1920 – Freddie Lees joins his Father to form G F Lees & Son

1889 – George Frederick Lees opened up his solicitor's practice in Hamilton Square Birkenhead