About Us

The Legal Firm known as ‘Jacobs & Co’ was born in October 1986. Its founder, Maurice Jacobs, had practiced in Ellesmere Port for many years prior to that being a partner in Oliver & Co. He was a well known and well loved figure in the town with his deep gravelly voice and constant cigar and with a legal brain second to none. He dealt with all sorts of cases – including the aftermath of the Isle of Man fire in the 1970s – and also sat as a District Judge in the Chester County Court Sadly, Maurice – known to even his closest friends as “Mr Jacobs” – passed away in 2005 having retired from the firm in 1996.

The line up has changed little over the years – Miss Sue Harrop took over as senior partner and only retired in 2012 after a 35 years with the firm, having established herself as an extremely competent Family Lawyer and also sitting as a District Judge. Robin Boag, an already experienced Criminal Lawyer, joined in 1990, retiring in 2012 but continuing as a Consultant and, as an Advocate in the Higher Courts, spends a good deal of time in the Crown Court. Miss Sue Burton has been a Partner since 1989 , overseeing and developing the “Private Client” department – property matters, wills and specialising in assisting her Elderly Clients. Steven Alis has worked for over 26 years in the legal world, firstly with De Cordova Alis and Filce and then with Jacobs Solicitors dealing with a wide range of matters and also sitting as an Immigration Judge.

We have a very well qualified legal team to provide assistance and advice with a range of matters.

Priding ourselves that we have loyal staff who have been with us for many years, we actually care for clients and our local community.