Jordans Solicitors Celebrate 70 Years
On Friday 15th November Yorkshire based law firm Jordans Solicitors celebrated 70 years of practicing law with a party at one of Yorkshire’s top attractions, The Hepworth Wakefield. Jordans invited many contacts, clients, staff and former staff to help celebrate.
As part of the 70th celebrations on Friday 20th September, 17 members of staff took on the challenge to walk the Wakefield Way. Staff raised money for Community Awareness Program Care Wakefield. This is the Jordans, Wakefield office’s charity of choice this year, and the total sum raised was almost £1,000.
It has been a busy year for Jordans Solicitors, with the recent incorporation to Jordan’s solicitors (Yorkshire) limited.
Jordan’s was the first legal practice in the Kirklees area to be awarded the Law Society’s prestigious Lexcel Quality Mark. This practice management standard is only awarded to solicitors who meet the highest management and customer care standards.
The firm is named after Neil Jordan who was born in Leeds and was a World War Two veteran. He was one of the Army’ first bomb disposal experts. He joined the firm, then called Milford Crosland and Company, in 1949. Neil went on to become Dewsbury’s best known Solicitor and president of the Dewsbury and District Law Society.
Speaking at the event Jordans Managing Director Christine Sands said: “I have been with the company for nearly 20 years and in 2018 it was my honour to accept the role of Managing Partner. I did so aware that I would be a custodian of the long legacy and reputation of Jordans Solicitors.”
“When I joined Jordans in 2000 I was struck by the firm’s exceptionally strong ties within the West Yorkshire business and wider community it served. From the local people who worked for the firm, to its local businesses clients; its involvement in the Yorkshire community on many levels was and remains the bedrock of Jordan’s we are very proud to say.”
“Recent office moves have seen us renew our commitment to our traditional heartland in Dewsbury whilst expanding our teams in the iconic Unity Hall building in Wakefield so it seems fitting, especially with the firms association with the Hepworth since it’s opening in 2011 that we would have our 70th anniversary celebration here in the amazing Hepworth Gallery which embodies many of the great artistic achievements of Yorkshire.”