Jackson Barrett & Gass Solicitors are pleased to announce the 30th anniversary of principal solicitor, Sean Barrow, qualifying as a solicitor.

Sean qualified on the 1st December 1978 following his law degree at the University of Manchester and professional Exams at Chester Law College. He then spent 2 years at Smith Fort Symonds in Poynton, where he completed his articles.

Sean then joined Jackson Barrett & Gass in July 1979 under then principal, Peter Gass. After 2 years, Sean was promoted to a partner at the firm, and after Peter Gass retired in 1987, Sean then became principal.

Sean said “I would obviously like to thank Peter Gass for his support. He obviously gave me the chance early in my career which is why I am here today. His reputation is still very strong today, as we act for 2nd and 3rd generation clients who originally used Mr Gass.

I would also obviously like to thank all our clients who have supported us by using our services over the years, both local and national.”

Jackson Barrett & Gass remained on Grove Street until 2003 where they had relocated to in 1930. The firm experienced the changes of Grove Street and Wilmslow town centre first hand.  In 2003, the firm took the unprecedented step of moving to Smithy Annexe on Adlington Road, which is next to the historical Smithy.

Sean said “After so many years on Grove Street, it was a tough decision at the time, but we have certainly benefited from the move. The vast majority of clients prefer being able to park and pop into the office, and our elderly clients certainly prefer the ground floor.”

The office move also formed part of their entry for this year’s Law Society Excellence Awards 2008 which saw the Wilmslow firm shortlisted for the LCS Excellence in Client Service award with six other firms, 3 of which are International.


This article appeared in Wilmslow Express 01/01/09: