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The Success of Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and it is the 21st consecutive year that the event has been staged. Over this time period businesses have embraced the importance of mental health in the workplace to the benefit of both staff but also the positive impact this has on employee attendance as well as the…

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New Partner Appointment Strengthens Corporate and Commercial Division at Ison Harrison

Press Release – May 2022 Yorkshire law firm Ison Harrison has appointed a new partner to its corporate law division. Faris Dean will be based at Ison Harrison’s Leeds City Centre office. He joins the firm’s expanding regional team having previously headed up the corporate and commercial department at Berkeley Rowe Solicitors in London. With…

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Clinical Negligence Solicitor Iain Oliver Celebrates 30 Years In Law

Ison Harrison Solicitor and Partner, Iain Oliver, is celebrating a milestone this year, as it marks 30 years since he became a lawyer. In addition, this month is Iain’s 15th successive year of working at Ison Harrison. Iain is also branch manager of our Ilkley office, which has been a recognised presence on The Grove…

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Ison Harrison Supports The Snappy Trust & Becomes a Club 100 Member

Ison Harrison are thrilled to be supporting The Snappy Trust by becoming one of their Club 100 members. Who are The Snappy Trust? The Snappy Trust are a registered charity supporting children and young people with wide- ranging disabilities, across the York area. They provide over 300 children and young people the opportunity to enjoy…

Family Visa Scheme for Ukraine Crisis

The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine continues to escalate. We understand that this is a worrying time for anyone with family members in Ukraine. One of the measures that has been put in place by the British Government in response to the specific situation in Ukraine is The Ukraine Family Scheme. This scheme is intended for…

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Four New Partner Promotions Get 2022 Underway At Yorkshire Law Firm

PRESS RELEASE – MARCH 2022 Leading Yorkshire Law firm Ison Harrison has promoted four of its lawyers to partner across its network of Yorkshire offices. The four newly promoted partners are Erin Johnston, Geraldine Levison, Dhiran Mistry and Nigel Monaghan. The new round of promotions follow Ison Harrison’s recent transition to becoming entirely employee-owned after…

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Fundraising Begins To Restore Football Club Formed In Memory Of Murdered Heckmondwike Man

Fundraising events are being planned and donations and sponsors sought after a devastating fire ravaged through the storage facility of an amateur football team. Bradley’s Army FC was formed in the memory of 20-year-old Heckmondwike man Bradley Gledhill, who was brutally murdered by a gang of four men and two teenagers in June 2020. The…

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Leeds Remembers David Oluwale With Commemorative Bridge

Work has begun on creating a permanent point of remembrance in Leeds city centre for the life of David Oluwale. The harrowing tale of the Nigerian-born former Leeds citizen has gone full circle and a fitting legacy – in the shape of a new bridge spanning the River Aire – is being created to recognise…

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Ison Harrison Makes The Move To Being An Employee Owned Business

Press Release – January 2022 One of Yorkshire’s leading law firms has become entirely owned by its employees after the three shareholder directors agreed to sell the business to an Employee Ownership Trust. Ison Harrison, which has a network of sixteen offices throughout the region, was founded in 1978 as S.C Harrison & Co, merging…

The Yorkshire Law Firm Challenge 2021

The Yorkshire Law Firm Challenge Raises £5000 for Five Charities

Well, what a year it’s been! We started off the year with an announcement that we were launching The Yorkshire Law Firm Challenge, with the aim of getting out and about and raising money for five very special charities. We had a target of reaching £3,000, with our staff aiming to do as many virtual…

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Ison Harrison Solicitors Opens New Branch in Harrogate

Press Release – November 2021 One of Yorkshire’s leading law firms has opened its sixteenth and newest branch, making its debut in Harrogate. The move into the spa town by Ison Harrison, its second in North Yorkshire, further strengthens its foothold within the region. Its new office, located at 6a Albert Street, which was formerly…

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Ison Harrison & The Erb’s Palsy Group Campaign: Help Us Find #ErbsPalsyHeroes

As Erb’s Palsy Awareness Week approaches, this year we are running a joint campaign with the Erb’s Palsy Group to find #ErbsPalsyHeroes! Our campaign aims to profile and shine the spotlight on some inspirational individuals who have Erb’s Palsy, giving them a platform to show that a birth injury does not limit a child’s ability…

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Ison Harrison Exhibiting At Brand Yorkshire 2021

We are delighted to announce we will be attending the Brand Yorkshire conference this year. The Brand Yorkshire conference takes place on 7th October 2021 at Pavilions of Harrogate. This is now the 11th conference held by Brand Yorkshire, with each event proving to be ever-more valuable to attendees who can meet clients, referral partners…

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Ison Harrison Boosted By Growth Of Commercial Division

Press Release – September 2021 Ison Harrison, The Yorkshire Law Firm, is continuing to expand its commercial services offering following significant revenue growth. Over the past two years, the corporate and commercial division of Leeds headquartered firm Ison Harrison has seen revenue boosted in commercial services by 51% in the last 2 years resulting in…

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Update On Our Campaign For Shanes Law

In April 2021, an inquest took place into the tragic death of 30-year-old Shane Gilmer, after he was killed by a crossbow. Ison Harrison represented Shane’s partner, Laura Sugden, and together we launched a campaign to change the law governing crossbows.  Here we share an update on the campaign progress. On 20 May 2021 the…

Ison Harrison Law Firm Of The Year: Medium Nomination

Ison Harrison Shortlisted For Law Firm Of The Year at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2021

Ison Harrison has been shortlisted for the Legal Firm of the Year: Medium award at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2021, after also being nominated for the top award in 2019. The Yorkshire Legal Awards bring together the very best of the region’s legal community and celebrate the many achievements of the past 12 months, so…

Gareth Naylor’s Family Show They Are Total Warriors In Support Of Little Hiccups

Our Head of Personal Injury and Inquest Law, Gareth Naylor, recently took part in an outdoor challenge to help raise money for Little Hiccups, a local Leeds based charity and support group that helps families and children with additional needs and disabilities. Little Hiccups is an important charity for Ison Harrison and we have worked…

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Ison Harrison Branches Out In Guiseley To Mark 10 Year Milestone

Press Release – July 2021 A leading Yorkshire law firm is celebrating 10 years in Wharfedale with the expansion of its Guiseley office. Ison Harrison’s Guiseley office, which originally opened in May 2011, has taken on the downstairs floor of the building it occupies on Victoria Road which will provide office space with two additional…

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Ison Harrison & Barnsley Hospice Join Together For a Weekend Walk

On Saturday 22nd May, members of the Ison Harrison Barnsley branch and their families will enjoy a sponsored walk around Worsbrough Mill, donning bright orange t-shirts and donation buckets to help raise money for a charity very close to our hearts, Barnsley Hospice. We aim to raise as much money as we can for the…

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Ison Harrison Launches Empathy Fast To Support FareShare

All Ison Harrison staff, including, non-Muslim employees, are taking part in a one-day fast marking the end of Ramadan and helping raise awareness of the issue of food poverty. Spearheaded by partner and head of employment law Yunus Lunat, staff from all 16 Yorkshire branches of Ison Harrison are being encouraged to take part in…

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5 Minutes With…Iain Cutts, Family Law Solicitor in York

Today we’re chatting to Iain Cutts from our York branch to find out more about him and his role at Ison Harrison. Iain joined our legal team in York in 2020 and previously worked at Ware and Kay Solicitors and Sykes, Lee and Brydson in York. He is a recognised family law expert in York….

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Jury Return Conclusion At The Inquest Into The Death Of Shane Adrian Gilmer

Today at the inquest touching the death of Shane Adrian Gilmer, the jury returned a conclusion of ‘unlawful killing’. Professor Paul Marks, HM Senior Coroner said that he would be making a prevention of future deaths report, to raise concerns about the danger of crossbows which are currently unregulated. Campaign. In memory of Shane, his…

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Charity Spotlight Interview: INQUEST

Continuing our Yorkshire Law Firm Challenge campaign, we are interviewing each of the 5 charities we are raising money for and this week we are featuring INQUEST. Ison Harrison has proudly supported INQUEST for many years. Here we interview Arnaud Vervoitte (Operations Director) and Lucy McKay (Senior Communications Officer) at INQUEST. Tell us a bit…

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Ison Harrison Help Family Look For Answers In Tragic Death of Shane Gilmer

An inquest into the tragic death of a 30-year-old man will open on 12 April 2021 and is listed for five days and Ison Harrison are representing the partner of the victim, who was also injured in the harrowing incident that occurred in 2018. At the time of the incident Shane Gilmer and Laura Sugden,…

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New Employment Specialist Strengthens Corporate Team at Ison Harrison

Press Release – Issued 10th March 2021 Yorkshire law firm Ison Harrison has appointed a new senior solicitor to its corporate law division. Corporate employment expert Ben Palmer will be based at Ison Harrison’s Leeds City Centre office. He joins Ison Harrison’s expanding regional team having previously been head of the employment division at Oakwood…

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Ready…Set…Go: The Yorkshire Law Firm Challenge 2021

We are delighted to launch the Yorkshire Law Firm Challenge this month, which will be our charity-focused fitness campaign for 2021. The purpose of the challenge is to get staff active whilst at the same time raising money for 5 charities we have a close relationship with; Barnsley Hospice, Prince of Wales Hospice, Little Hiccups,…

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New Barnsley Legal Clinic Announced

We are pleased to announce that we have a new free legal clinic opening at our Barnsley branch. From 11th February 2021, our legal expert Sally Child will be taking phone calls and queries between 2pm and 4pm every Thursday. Following the success of our other free legal clinics across Yorkshire, we have made the…

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5 Minutes With…Claire Loftus, Bingley Branch Manager

With our newly opened Bingley office marking the 15th branch of Ison Harrison solicitors across Yorkshire, we would like to introduce you to our Bingley Branch Manager and new member of the Ison Harrison team, Claire Loftus. Claire is an experienced property expert and previously worked at Gordons LLP in Bradford as a conveyancing executive….

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Press Release: New Year, New Bingley Branch

Press Release – Issued January 2021 One of the region’s largest law firms is starting the New Year by opening its fifteenth – and newest branch – in Bingley. The move into the market town by Ison Harrison, its first in the Bradford District, further strengthens its foothold within the White Rose County and enhances…

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New Bingley Branch: Be One Of Our First 100 Clients & Get Rewarded

To celebrate the opening of our new Bingley branch, we are running a reward scheme for new clients. The first 100 clients of our Bingley branch will be gifted a £20 reward voucher to spend at a local Bingley business. We’ve teamed up with 10 local businesses who are helping to welcome us to the…

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Legislation Changes For 2021 – What Can We Expect?

2021 is expected to be a year of wide-ranging change in legislation terms as the UK manages the end of the Brexit transition period, the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the normal programme of legislative change that is still able to be progressed. Given that Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic have created unprecedented…

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How We’re Helping To Make Our Branches Covid-Safe

At Ison Harrison, we understand that it can be a difficult and anxious time for clients who may need to seek legal advice but are apprehensive about visiting us in branch. To help reassure our clients about our visiting one of our Yorkshire branches during Covid-19, we have put together a short video detailing the extra…

Martyn Phillips Retires After 50 Years Working as a Property Solicitor

The team at Ison Harrison in Garforth along with managing partner Jonathan Wearing were keen to mark this amazing achievement by inviting Martyn along to their Garforth branch where he spent more than twenty years practicing as a property solicitor. “We would have liked to have invited some of Martyn’s clients to share in this…

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Jacks Law: Supporting Bereaving Parents At Work

New workers’ rights supporting bereaving parents in the death of a child A new law will come into force in April for parents who lose a child under the age of 18. Parents will now be entitled to two weeks of statutory paid parental bereavement leave from work following the death of a child. Jacks…

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Rape In The UK: An Overview

Family Judge criticised for view on sexual consent in rape case; ‘Woman took no physical steps to stop the perpetrator, she was not raped.’ Family judges will now receive training on sexual consent after a leadership judge’s judgment was found to be flawed; Judge Tolson stated that a victim must physically resist the perpetrator to…

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York Law Firm Kicks Off 2020 With New Premises Launch & New Appointment

Press Release – Issued 10th January 2020 Yorkshire law firm Ison Harrison has started 2020 in style with the official launch of its new office in York and the appointment of a new family law specialist. After originally opening in York in late 2018, a year of success has led to the need for an…

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Remembering David Oluwale – 50 Years On

David Oluwale was a British Citizen from Nigeria who came to the UK in August 1949 but who was let down by the authorities and those who were paid to protect him. A brutal and sustained programme of harassment led to Oluwale’s death, when he was repeatedly hounded by police over a number of years…

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Success Leads To Premises Move For York Law Firm

Press Release – Issued December 2019 Yorkshire law firm Ison Harrison is gearing up for further expansion following the completion of a move for its York office just over a year after first opening in the city. Ison Harrison opened its York office at 37a Micklegate in October 2018 and following a successful first year…

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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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Liverpool To Leeds Cycle Trip Is A Perfect Start To ‘Cycle September’

A 127-mile cycle trip from Liverpool to Leeds was a challenging but rewarding way to launch Ison Harrison’s ‘Cycle September’ initiative in support of Little Hiccups. Over the weekend of August 30th and 31st our clinical negligence solicitor Anne Robertson joined six other cycling enthusiasts and a parent of one of the children Little Hiccups…

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Press Release: Law Firm Staff Get On Their Bikes For Charity

Staff at one of Yorkshire’s leading law firms are hitting the road for charity. Solicitors and staff from Ison Harrison, which has 16 offices across the region, are gearing up to swap their office chairs for cycling saddles as part of a charity fundraising initiative and a firm-wide fitness drive. Around 50 employees at the…

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Press Release: Ison Harrison Establishes New South Yorkshire Office With Barnsley Branch

A leading Yorkshire law firm has opened a new office in Barnsley bringing its total number of premises in the region to fifteen. The new office, located on Regent Street in the town, marks a continued period of expansion for the firm following the opening of offices in York and in Otley near Leeds last…

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New Legal Clinic at Ison Harrison Huddersfield

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new free legal clinic at our Huddersfield branch. Opened in 2017, our Huddersfield office is one of our most popular local branches and we have been keen to launch a legal clinic here to be able to extend our service in the town so our expert…

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New Legislation: ​Finn’s Law: Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Act 2019

Finn’s Law: Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Act 2019 New legislation means causing unnecessary harm to protected service animals is now an offence in England and Wales. The new law which has been given royal assent gives protection to service animals such as police horses and dogs. The law was inspired by a German shepherd Finn,…

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Victim Of Vehicle Accident On Private Land Entitled To Compensation

In the recent decision of Motor Insurers’ Bureau v Lewis, the Court of Appeal has confirmed the rights of those people injured in car accidents on private land to bring a claim for compensation. The court found the Motor Insurers Bureau was liable to pay damages to the Mr Lewis who was walking along a…

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Press Release: Ison Harrison Strengthens All-Female Chapel Allerton Team Following Promotion

Press Release An experienced  property lawyer has been promoted to branch manager at the Chapel Allerton office of Ison Harrison, bolstering the team and bringing specialist commercial property expertise to the area. Geraldine Levison will head up the all-female team of four at Chapel Allerton with the Leeds-headquartered law firm. She has 16 years’ experience…

Ramadan In The Workplace: Important Considerations (Infographic)

Ramadan In The Workplace: Important Considerations (Infographic)

Our head of employment law, Yunus Lunat, lists the important considerations for businesses when their Muslim employees are fasting for Ramadan.

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Ison Harrison’s Non-Muslim Employees Are Taking Part In A 1 Day Fast for Ramadhan

Partner and Head of Employment at Ison Harrison, Yunus Lunat, is spearheading a campaign which will see non-Muslim staff take part in a 1 day fast for Ramadhan to raise money for a local charity and good cause. Ramadhan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar and is a special time for practicing Muslims. …

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Milkshaking Protestors: How Does The Law Apply To Headlines?

It seems that at the moment, the protest method of choice is to throw a milkshake at a political figure. First there were two occasions in which former EDL leader (and now independent MEP candidate) Tommy Robinson had the drink thrown over him, now we’ve seen one hit Brexit Party head Nigel Farage whilst on…

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What It Means for Ison Harrison Being Dementia Friendly

We have many targets for 2019 and amongst them is an aim to become a dementia-friendly firm of solicitors. Our Ilkley branch is spearheading an inclusive drive to be more accommodating and responsive to dementia-suffering customers and we are proud to be supporting the Dementia Action Week 2019. Victoria Holland and Jess Bourke are members of…