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Informed Consent and Medical Negligence Claims

The theme of this year’s birth trauma awareness week is informed consent. You can find more information about informed consent in our blog article: Birth Trauma Awareness Week – What Is Informed Consent? As medical negligence solicitors, we advocate for mothers and children in cases where they were not adequately informed about the risks associated…

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Inquiry unearths illegal arrest and demeaning strip searches by members of Greater Manchester Police

A damning report published today has found that serving officers of Greater Manchester Police (GMP) have been “using their powers unwisely, unnecessarily and sometimes unlawfully”. What is the Baird Inquiry? It is an independent Inquiry commissioned in August 2023 by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham. The purpose of the Inquiry was to investigate…

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Ison Harrison Expands with Strategic Acquisition of Cohen Cramer Solicitors

Press Release – July 2024 Leading Yorkshire Law Firm Strengthens Expertise and Employee-Owned Vision Ison Harrison, one of Yorkshire’s most prominent law firms, is thrilled to announce the acquisition of Cohen Cramer Solicitors, a distinguished firm with a robust presence in Leeds and a national clientele. This strategic move underscores Ison Harrison’s commitment to growth,…

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Leading Lawyer Gears Up To Represent Great Britain Age Group At Duathlon European Championships

Press Release – June 2024 A Yorkshire lawyer is proving she’s fit for business after qualifying to represent Great Britain in the Duathlon European Championships.  Victoria Boid, a Partner in the Corporate team of leading Yorkshire law firm Ison Harrison, will be taking on the gruelling challenge in Portugal.  Victoria, who has been training for…

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Ison Harrison Launches Dedicated Employee Ownership Service

Press Release – April 2024 We are proud to announce we have launched a dedicated employee ownership advisory service. Employee Ownership Advisor is a new service from Ison Harrison designed to provide business owners with the ultimate resource for navigating the world of Employee Ownership Trusts (EOTs). With its own dedicated website, the service aims…

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Law Firm’s Booming Litigation Division Registers Further Success

Press Release – April 2024 A Yorkshire law firm’s litigation division is on course for a record year following significant revenue growth, increasing client numbers and the appointment of a new Head of Department. The litigation division of Leeds headquartered law firm Ison Harrison’s turnover for the year to date is currently over 67% higher…

Celebrating International Women’s Day at Ison Harrison

Today we celebrate International Women’s Day. Recently we invited colleagues to share thoughts about colleagues who inspire them. Here we share the comments we received and we interview a few colleagues who received nominations. Louise Nichol You’ve been described as ‘One amazing person’ and someone who’s ‘Brilliant at sorting anything out’. How do you feel…

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Ison Harrison Opens New Office In Bradford

Press Release – February 2024 Leading Yorkshire law firm, Ison Harrison has opened a new regional office in Bradford, taking its total network of offices to 19. Based in Queensbury, Ison Harrison’s new office, on Brighouse Road, will be managed by Susan Ram, a solicitor, specialising in residential conveyancing, who completed her training contract with…

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Ison Harrison Marks Second Anniversary Of Employee Ownership With Increased Annual Profit Distribution Payment To Staff

Press Release – February 2024 One of Yorkshire’s leading law firms has marked the second anniversary of becoming employee-owned by awarding all qualifying 270 team members a £4,000 profit distribution. The firm also posted its most successful trading period ever for October last year, making 2023 its most successful and profitable year in its 46-year…

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Introducing Our ‘You’ll Know When It’s Time’ Campaign

Needing a lawyer isn’t something you’re likely to consider often. You may find that legal services are rarely required as you make your way through life’s ups and downs, and that’s great if so. But sometimes, you may find yourself in a situation where you need extra support. That’s why we’re here to help. At…

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New Partner Promotions Announced – January 2024

Press Release – Jan 2024 Leading law firm Ison Harrison has announced nine promotions across its network of Yorkshire offices for the start of the new year.  Among the promotions from solicitor to partner are Ami Law, Gemma Vine, Magda Dakowicz, Tim Wilson, Simon Helliwell, Jessica Haigh, James Pascoe, Katrina Stapleton and Georgina Pogge-Von Strandman.  This…

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‘The Long Shadow’ Drama Highlights Work Done by Ison Harrison’s Ruth Bundey

An ITV drama based on the five-year killing spree of Peter Sutcliffe – dubbed the Yorkshire Ripper – across the north of England, has featured Ison Harrison’s Inquest lawyer Ruth Bundey. The seven-part drama first aired in September 2023 and depicted the culture of fear that existed during Sutcliffe’s reign of terror, which saw him…

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Ison Harrison Opens New Office in Doncaster

Press release – October 2023 Leading Yorkshire Law Firm, Ison Harrison, has opened its second office in South Yorkshire, taking its total network of offices to 18. Based in Doncaster, Ison Harrison’s new office, located in Cavendish Court, will be managed by Dayne Bailey-Mayfield, a licensed conveyancer who has been with the firm for a…

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We’ve Been Shortlisted For The Yorkshire Legal Awards

We are proud to announce we have been shortlisted for two awards at the upcoming Yorkshire Legal Awards, which is to be hosted in October. After picking up the award for Law Firm of the Year (Medium) in 2022, we have been selected amongst eight other potential winners for the award for a second-year running….

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Ison Harrison Sponsors Little Hiccups Marathon Challenge

Little Hiccups, a pioneering support group founded by parents of children with additional needs and disabilities, is gearing up to make a significant stride towards promoting unity and understanding in the community. On 13th August, between 11am and 1pm, at Brigshaw High School in Leeds, the group will be taking on a Marathon Challenge, and…

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Ison Harrison Launch The Erb’s Palsy Group Big Summer Fundraiser

We are proud to announce a joint collaboration between Ison Harrison and the Erb’s Palsy Group (EPG) for a summer of fundraising! From 10th July 2023, The Big Summer Fundraiser will open to support the Erb’s Palsy Group with raising much-needed funds to continue the fantastic work they do in supporting children, adults and families…

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New Partner Promotions Announced

Press Release – June 2023 Leading law firm Ison Harrison has made six promotions across its network of Yorkshire offices. Nicola Hunter, Natalie Clayton, Faye Chadwick, Ben Palmer, Olivia Williams and Jordan Grimbley have all been promoted to partners at the firm. This latest series of promotions follows Ison Harrison’s successful transition to becoming entirely employee…

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The Ison Harrison Summer Events Calendar 2023

Summer is upon us once again and we have quickly built-up a packed-out calendar of events across our network of satellite branches in the Yorkshire area. Here is a rundown of our summer events, where we will be sponsoring and/or attending various shows and activities. We’d love to see you there! Otley Show – May…

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An Open Letter From Laura Sugden & Her Legal Team To Britain’s Got Talent Regarding Their Crossbow Stunt

We are appalled by the article written for the Sun on Sunday on 19 March 2023 about the fact that during the filming of a recent episode of Britain’s Got Talent, the Judges tricked the new judge Bruno Tonioli into thinking he had shot Simon Cowell with a Crossbow. We have been supporting Laura Sugden…

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Double Appointment Strengthens Company And Commercial Division At Ison Harrison Solicitors

Press Release – 16th February 2023 Yorkshire law firm Ison Harrison has made two new appointments, further boosting its company and commercial law division. Victoria Boid joins as a Partner in the Corporate team and Chris Thomson as Commercial Litigation Solicitor. Both will be based at Duke House, the firm’s city centre headquarters in Leeds….

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Four New Partner Promotions Announced at Ison Harrison

Press Release – January 2023 Leading Yorkshire law firm Ison Harrison has made a series of promotions across its network of Yorkshire offices. Among the promotions from solicitor to partner are Claire Loftus, Abbie Churchill and Helen Donaghy. Daniel Kenworthy has been promoted to assistant head of residential conveyancing across the whole firm, Natalie White…

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Looking Back On A Milestone Year For Ison Harrison

A lot has happened over the last 12 months for our firm and as we approach the end of a milestone year, we thought we’d share with you a round-up of some of the key developments we’ve made in 2022. Becoming 100% Employee-Owned In January 2022, we proudly announced we were becoming an employee-owned business,…

5 Minutes With…Katie Henstock, Conveyancing Executive in Wakefield

Today we’re chatting to Katie Henstock, a conveyancing executive based at our Wakefield office. Hi Katie, can you tell us how long you’ve worked at Ison Harrison and where you worked previously? I have worked at Ison Harrison for just under a year and I previously worked at Blacks and Beaumont Legal. What are your…

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We Won! Ison Harrison Wins Law Firm of the Year 2022

Press Release – 7th October 2022 Leading law firm Ison Harrison has been announced as Law Firm of the Year at the Yorkshire Legal Awards, one of the legal sector’s most prestigious industry events. The win comes for Ison Harrison in the medium-sized category and is the second successive year that the firm has been…

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5 Minutes With…Faye Chadwick, Wakefield Branch Manager

Today we’re chatting to Faye Chadwick, solicitor and branch manager at our Wakefield office. Faye specialises in new build conveyancing. Q: How long have you worked for Ison Harrison? I joined the firm in August 2020, mid-pandemic! Q: Where did you work previously? I previously worked at Beaumont Legal where I undertook my Training Contract…

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5 Minutes With…Gemma Vine, Specialist Inquest Solicitor

Today we’re speaking with Gemma Vine, specialist Inquest solicitor here at Ison Harrison. Gemma is a nationally recognised specialist in representing bereaved families at Inquests, along with representing and advising people through the police complaint process and bringing a variety of claims against the police. Q: How long have you worked at Ison Harrison? I…

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Wakefield Becomes Regional Office Number 17 For Ison Harrison Solicitors

Press Release – 5th September 2022 Leading Yorkshire Law Firm, Ison Harrison, has opened its latest branch in Wakefield, taking its total network of offices to 17. Since becoming a 100% Employee-Owned business at the beginning of the year, the firm has experienced significant growth in the number of people and businesses that it acts…

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Our Visit To The Snappy Trust During Learning Disability Week

This week it is Leaning Disability Week, an annual campaign run by Mencap to raise awareness of what life is like living with a learning disability. This year, Mencap want to show how people with a learning disability are reconnecting with friends and their communities, after the end of COVID restrictions. Our Colleagues Ami Law,…

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Be Aware of Cyber Fraud on Facebook

We have recently been contacted by a couple of people who have stated that they have been contacted by individuals on Facebook claiming that they work for Ison Harrison Solicitors and are trying to encourage people to take out loans so they can overwrite them, along with direct debit refunds. We would like to advise…

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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…

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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 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…

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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 17 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…