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Home » Latest News » Grimsby law firm announce retirement of long-standing senior conveyancer

Grimsby law firm announce retirement of long-standing senior conveyancer

Grimsby law firm announce retirement of long-standing senior conveyancer
“ Steve has been an integral part of the conveyancing team at Bridge McFarland since he joined the firm in 2003 and is extremely well known and well liked in the local community ”

A senior residential conveyancer in Grimsby is set to retire after nearly 50 years of helping people to move house in North East Lincolnshire and beyond.

Steve Jackson, who has worked at Bridge McFarland Solicitors for thirteen years, will be handing in his keys on 23 December to start a planned hectic schedule of retirement.

Steve Jackson has been a residential conveyancing specialist from day one, and in retirement he is planning pastimes including voluntary work, important research into real ales and maybe even walking football.

It’s a programme which will keep him in touch with many of the friends he made while practising in and around Grimsby – not least his wife, who he met through work.

Steve said: “I have always had a large case workload and enjoyed being busy and meeting people every working day. I regard many of my clients as friends and I am still acting for the same clients and indeed their children and even grandchildren after all these years.

“I firmly believe I have been blessed in my career to work with so many lovely people. It is great to be able to share a laugh or a joke to help relieve the stress and to bounce problems off colleagues. I met my wife, many years ago, as a result of the job!”

Steve joined Bridge McFarland in 2003 having previously worked for John Barkers, where he started in 1968. He has handled residential conveyancing throughout, with some light commercial work and a brief spell dealing with wills and probate. Steve identifies changes to legal requirements and advances in technology as the main challenges during his career.

He said: “Being dragged into the computer age was a big shock to the system and, emails, as most in the profession would agree, added to the stress of the job.”

A keen football fan, Steve joked that his passion for Hull City almost cost him his chance with Bridge McFarland when he was appointed by the late John Bridge, co-founder of the firm and a big Grimsby Town supporter.

Steve also plans to get more involved with his local Catholic church and to offer his services to voluntary organisations. Weekly walks on the Wolds will be combined with his dedication to the Campaign for Real Ale.

Stephen Oldridge, Partner at Bridge McFarland Solicitors, said: “Steve has been an integral part of the conveyancing team at Bridge McFarland since he joined the firm in 2003 and is extremely well known and well liked in the local community.

Steve will be leaving behind highly-regarded conveyancing colleagues Bethany Langley, Debbie Conway and Cliff Goddard, all of whom will be able assist with future property matters.

We wish Steve all the best in his retirement and can’t thank him enough for his hugely significant contribution to Bridge McFarland over the years.”