Barbara Jacobs

Sole Proprietor

A property lawyer with over 43 years’ experience, Barbara lives with her family in Sutton-on-the-Forest outside York, North Yorkshire, and for many years worked with some of most well-know legal practices in the region.

Setting up her own practice in 2008, Barbara Jacobs & Co, Barbara now offers her highly proactive and personal service direct to her many diverse clients.

During 2009 - 2010, Barbara was delighted to undertake the role of Under Sheriff of York, assisting the Sheriff, Mrs Jill Burnett, and the Lord Mayor, Mr John Galvin, in their civic duties.

Member: York Residential Landlords Association

"I was very impressed with Barbara when she acted for us... exceeding my expectation she just got on with it - very straightforward and very efficient. Barbara was approachable and supportive. Highly recommended."

S. I. Welsh, Banbury


Alison Harris

Associate Solicitor

Highly sought after for her local knowledge and  experience, Alison has many years' experience acting for private clients, other solicitors and corporate clients on a wide variety of property transactions. 

Having worked with many well-known legal practices across Yorkshire, Alison joined Barbara Jacobs & Co in 2013 and now works solely with our residential clients.

Alison was born in York and today lives with her family just outside the city.


10/10 "We were extremely impressed with the entire transaction, in particluar the diligence, competence and patience, perseverence, professionalism and friendliness of Alison Harris. We would not hesitate to use your services in the future and definately recommend your company to others."

Mr & Mrs R Davies, Pickering





“Affectionately known by many as the ‘Conveyancing Queen’, there’s not much that gets past Barbara’s unflinching eye for detail.  Highly knowledgably, energetic and with her clients’ best interests at heart, Barbara works hard to keep deals intact and moving forward, often taking a lead where other solicitors fear to tread - a great asset to any property transaction.”

David Brown, Sutton-on-the-Forest