Jacksons Law Firm has appointed six new staff members and promoted five more.

Victoria Pounder, head of Jacksons’ construction and engineering team, has been appointed to partnership after just nine months with the firm.

Victoria joined Jacksons’ in January this year and has since worked hard to strengthen its construction and engineering team, continuing the firm’s reputation for offering the highest levels of quality specialist legal advice.

Three further members of staff, Inderjit Gill of the commercial litigation department, Julie Coward of the company and business department and Erica Turner of the commercial property team, have all been promoted to associates within the firm.

Les Brown, solicitor, has joined Jacksons as part of its commercial litigation team and Susanne Shah, solicitor, has been appointed as the head of the matrimonial department across both the Newcastle and Tees Valley offices.

Helen McCue has recently qualified as a solicitor with Jacksons. Upon qualifying Helen was offered a full-time position within the firms’ commercial property team. Helen first joined Jacksons’ in January 2010 to carry out a short work experience placement.

Whilst completing her placement, she impressed the partners of the firm so much that she was offered a training contract to start later the same year.

Jacksons has also welcomed two new trainee solicitors. Philippa Walker and Samuel Bakers have both joined Jacksons’ in recent months and are currently working within the litigation department.

Finally, Jacksons’ associated businesses have welcomed two new team members.

Tracy Metcalfe joins as a health and safety consultant to work with organisations to help support them in the area of health and safety, and Lindsey Paylor as a co-ordinator of Jacksons Sure Move Limited, a relocation service for businesses and individuals moving premises.

Geoff Skeoch, senior partner at Jacksons, said: ‘We are delighted to see such significant growth this year and the expansion of services within the firm to provide enhanced specialist support to all our clients.’