A WIRRAL lawyer has been appointed as the new head of residential real estate by law firm Jackson Lees as it pushes ahead with its expansion plans.
John E Jones, who is also a director of the Society of Licensed Conveyancers, joins Jackson Lees with four decades of conveyancing experience.
He will be based in the Liverpool and Wirral offices and oversee the 20-person department in the Liverpool, Heswall and Hoylake offices.
A licensed legal executive and licensed transfer agent, John is also a member of the selection committee for the Council for Licensed Conveyancers and a member of the CILEx Regulation Admissions & Licensing Committee.
Through his work with the CLC, he has helped improve the regulation and education of real estate practitioners, playing a key role in the development of the Council’s training manual and portfolio.
As a Certified Probate Practitioner as well, John’s new role will be to support Jackson Lees’ Wills & Probate team and their Court of Protection team with Probate Sales and Assistant Sales and Purchasing/LPA.
Outside of work, John undertakes various voluntary activities. He previously served as chairman of the Shaftesbury Youth Club in Birkenhead, trustee of Wirral Mencap and vice-chairman and treasurer of the Police Roll of Honor Trust.
John said: “Throughout my career I have had the pleasure of working with some of the best conveyancing agents who have all instilled in me a genuine interest in conveyancing and a desire to do it well. . I now look forward to leading an energetic team committed to providing the highest possible standards of service to our customers.
“I am also impressed with the Jackson Lees Training Academy where I will bring my own experience to help develop the technical training framework, help individuals progress and develop a career path.”
John’s appointment follows the expansion of Jackson Lees’ wills, trusts and probate team, with the addition of two new attorneys, Rafael Donovan and Barry McDonough.
Esther Leach, Managing Director of the Jackson Lees Group, said: “John is a truly inspiring advocate and role model who we are delighted to have on board at Jackson Lees. Our conveyancing team has gone from strength to strength over the past few years and we are confident that John will lead the team in the right direction to deliver impeccable service to our clients.
“His extracurricular work and passion for the industry fits perfectly into our culture of developing talent to build the best teams and his vast experience will not only greatly assist our transfer agents but also the wider Jackson Lees Group as we move forward. “He powers our Training Academy. We’re very excited to see the impact John has with us.”