About Us

With a history traceable back to the late-1800s, Swinburne Snowball & Jackson (SSJ) is one of the oldest law firms in County Durham.

Our longevity is evidence of our success in serving our local communities, whether they are institutional and commercial clients or private individuals. With a commitment to quality and service, coupled with a cost base significantly lower than city practices, SSJ delivers a strong competitive edge for you. And although we’ve been around for a long time we’re down-to-earth, approachable and speak your language because we know our clients.

Our Partners, Verity Dobbie and Paul Donoghue are Derwentside born and bred and bring a huge wealth of knowledge and experience. They are supported by a dedicated team of lawyers and support staff committed to meeting your needs. SSJ is committed to staff development and many of our team have been with the firm for many years.

We are proud of our Lexcel and Conveyancing Quality Standard accreditations which provide independent reassurance to our clients that we have the systems in place to deliver an excellent service.

The Derwentside Law Firm