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Ison Harrison Solicitors are proud to be supporting the Leeds Children’s Charity Corporate Relay Challenge 2014

Ison Harrison Solicitors are proud to be supporting the Leeds Children’s Charity Corporate Relay Challenge 2014

For well over 100 years, the Leeds Children’s Charity has been raising funds for disadvantaged children to provide free residential respite, enabling the children to have a holiday away from their worries at home. Children suffering from poverty, neglect, abuse, learning difficulties, illness or young carers themselves, get the chance to visit the seaside, make…

Christmas Jumper Day 2013

Christmas Jumper Day

‘Tis the season to be jolly’, and since it’s now less than a month until that man with the white beard and his reindeer pals come pay us a visit, the Christmas jumpers are being pulled out of the bottom drawer for all to see. The festive fun will take place on December 16 where…

Comet Ison

Comet Ison

Of course it is nothing to do with us but Comet Ison is finally providing a celestial show. The comet is a huge ball of ice and named Ison after the International Scientific Optical Network was discovered by two Russian scientists is making news from across the night skies. The heavenly body will accelerate to…

Landmark Human Rights Decision in Supreme Court

Landmark Human Rights Decision in Supreme Court

Osborn (Appellant) v The Parole Board (Respondent) [2013] UKSC61 On 09 October 2013 the Supreme Court handed down judgment in relation to the above matter in which Ison Harrison represented Mr Osborn, the Appellant.  Two separate matters on similar facts were also handed down at the same time, the cases having been heard together. Mr…

Death of our colleague

Death of our colleague

He was a friend to so many and a fearless advocate for his clients in the field of public law and civil liberties.  Simon was diagnosed with cancer  at the end of 2011.  He came into work for as long as he was able and then remained at home with his family for as long as could.  He went into…

Supermarkets and dairy processors fined for co-ordinating prices

Supermarkets and dairy processors fined for co-ordinating prices

The action follows an investigation by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). It found that Arla, Asda, Dairy Crest, McLelland, Safeway, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, The Cheese Company and Wiseman infringed the Competition Act 1998 by co-ordinating increases in the prices consumers paid for certain dairy products in 2002 and/or 2003. The co-ordination was made possible by…

Complaints mount up about unregulated legal services

Complaints mount up about unregulated legal services

All solicitors are strictly regulated and have to be insured in order to practice. It means that if something goes wrong, clients are fully protected. However, in recent years, several unregulated companies have started offering legal services. In his first annual report, the Chief Ombudsman Adam Sampson, said this had led to thousands of complaints…

Ison Harrison opens 6th office in Guiseley

Ison Harrison opens 6th office in Guiseley

Jonathan Wearing, Managing Partner, Ison Harrison, said: “We strongly believe that our 150 strong team delivers just what families, individuals and businesses are looking for. We act for a broader base of clients than any other firm in Leeds, including criminal and family clients eligible for legal aid, commercial clients who need corporate advice and support, and private individuals who are moving…

Consumers should ‘be wary’ when buying legal services

Consumers should ‘be wary’ when buying legal services

Chief ombudsman Adam Sampson revealed that he has received 40,000 complaints about law practitioners since his office was set up six months ago. His team has not been able to deal with many of the complaints because they are against people who are not qualified solicitors. He said: “We’ve seen lots of cases where people…

Company closed down because of misleading claims

Company closed down because of misleading claims

The winding up petition was granted even though there had been no complaints from the public and even though an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office had not led to any proceedings. The company was set up on December 9th 2009 and began trading in February 2010. Its business was to find buyers for hard…