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Don’t Be Caught Out Drink Driving This Christmas

As leading road traffic offence solicitors, we often see an increase in drink driving cases at this time of year. With Christmas parties and New Year parties coming up, it can be all too tempting to have one extra drink that pushes you over the drink driving limit and results in a driver being stopped…

eBay Seller Pleads Guilty To Trading Endangered Animal Skulls

In a recent case, a 49 year old Cardiff man was convicted of illegally trading the skulls of endangered animals without firstly having the correct documentation. Perhaps surprisingly, trading the items is not against the law, but you can be prosecuted if you fail to hold an exemption certificate. In exemption certificate is required if…

Chris Waddingham - Commercial Property Partner

Press Release: Ison Harrison Appoints New Commercial Property Partner

PRESS RELEASE: DECEMBER 2019 Yorkshire law firm Ison Harrison has appointed a prominent property partner to head up its commercial property division. Chris Waddingham joins Ison Harrison’s expanding regional team having previously been at Blacks Solicitors in Leeds where he was a partner and commercial property lawyer for 15 years. This latest senior appointment brings…

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Business Planning 2020

As 2019 draws to a close, we are not just seeing out the year, but also seeing out the decade. Looking back to where the economy was 10 years ago, we were in the midst of the recession. Fast forward 10 years and we still seem to face a period of political and economic uncertainty….

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Children & Non English Speaking Clients: A Level Playing Field?

The general public may not be aware but in cases where damages are valued at less than £25,000.00 then the Claimant’s lawyers can only recover fixed costs from the insurers irrespective of the amount of work that needs to be carried out. In cases that are settled before legal proceedings are commenced these fixed costs…

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A Guide To Buying A Property In Leeds

The History of Leeds Leeds became a major textile city in the 17th & 18th centuries. Whilst wool was still the main industry, flax, engineering, iron foundries and print works became major industries. The Leeds-Liverpool canal meant that goods could be produced, taken to port and exported globally. Agriculture also played a large role in…

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Three Quarters Of UK Mothers Are In Work

According to new research from the Office of National Statistics, 75.1% of mothers with dependent children are working in the UK. However, fathers with dependent children have a higher employment rate, at 92.6%. With many employers now adopting flexible working hours, 62% of parents stated it was possible to vary their working day to look after children….

York Business Week

We’re Sponsoring York Business Week 2019

For the second consecutive year Ison Harrison is proud to be sponsoring York Business Week. Ison Harrison opened its York branch in October 2018, and over the last 12 months we have become a vital resource to many people in this popular and historic Yorkshire city. Our sponsorship of York Business Week allows us to…

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Bereavement Damages, The Fatal Accidents Act 1976 and Human Rights

Smith v (1) Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; (2) Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust; (3) Secretary of State for Justice Court of Appeal; [2017] EWCA Civ 1916; 28 November 2017 The substantive claim in this case related to the death of Ms Smith’s cohabiting partner as a result of clinical negligence. Liability was admitted…

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HMRC and TV: BBC Presenter Loses IR35 Appeal

The ongoing battle between HMRC and TV presenters: Another BBC presenter loses their IR35 appeal HMRC has once again won against a BBC presenter in their crack down on the IR35 rules. Many will remember the media frenzy earlier this year surrounding Lorraine Kelly’s tax appeal against HMRC. HMRC had brought a case against Lorraine…