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Raleys Solicitors

Ison Harrison Appointed to Handle Raleys Solicitors Client Work

With the recent news of Raleys Solicitors going into administration on 11th March 2016, the handling of current client work has been passed to Ison Harrison Solicitors in Leeds. Raleys, a Barnsley-based firm, were one of the oldest law firms in the country and had built up a loyal client base over the years. Our…

Savings

What Is The Lifetime ISA? George Osborne Announces New Saving Scheme

The Budget was interesting on 16th March 2016; not least because we saw the Government announce a new “Lifetime ISA” which is set to be introduced from April 2017. This ISA is designed for those that are trying to save for either a new home or retirement and is specifically targeted to those under 40….

Ilkley charity

Ison Harrison Sponsors Ilkley Charity Quiz

We’re pleased to announce that Ison Harrison will be the headline sponsor at this year’s Ilkley charity quiz, part of the Ilkley Breakfast Rotary Networking & Charity Group. The quiz, which is for businesses, organisations and individuals, takes place on Thursday 22 nd October 2015 at the Ilkley Rugby Club Clubhouse. Ison Harrison have strong…

Ison Harrison secures top accolade from national Law Society

Ison Harrison secures top accolade from national Law Society

The Leeds law firm, Ison Harrison, have secured the national Law Society’s law management quality mark, Lexcel. Lexcel is developed specifically for the legal profession. It is an optional, recognised accreditation scheme for law firms and in-house legal departments which gives assurance that a practice meets high client care and business management standards. To gain…

Hospital corridor

Seven year old girl awarded £10m in damages from King’s College Hospital Trust

Eva Totham, was starved of oxygen at birth in 2007 and now suffers from severe cerebral palsy. The compensation pay-out of £10.1m was awarded to cover Eva’s past and future care, as she is now entirely dependent on others for all aspects of day-to-day living. This was also to cover her loss of earnings as it…

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Ison Harrison Proudly Sponsors the 2015 Ilkley Film Festival

Leeds Law firm, Ison Harrison, is the proud headline sponsor of the 2015 Ilkley Film Festival. This exciting festival showcasing a wide range of film genres will take place across five days from 18th to 22nd February 2015. Following the success of the first Ilkley Film Festival which attracted 3,200 local and visiting audiences from…

Ian Anderson

​New Regulatory Service for Expanding Leeds Law Firm

Ison Harrison, The Leeds Law firm, has opened a new Regulatory Department within its expanding operation.  Ian  joins to spearhead this new service. Ian has experience of defending clients facing allegations of corruption, fraud, false accounting and large-scale money laundering in some of the most complex criminal and regulatory investigations conducted nationwide in recent years….

Mission christmas

Mission Christmas 2012

Ison Harrison are proud to be supporting Radio Aire’s Mission Christmas 2014. This campaign encourages people to buy an extra gift this Christmas which will be given to a local disadvantaged child to make their Christmas a little brighter. If you wish to donate a Christmas gift you can drop one off at any branch of…

Sean Gallagher

Ison Harrison Expands Commercial Property Arm with New Appointment

Leeds Law Firm, Ison Harrison has extended its Commercial Property operation by appointing Sean Gallagher to swell the existing team to six. Ison Harrison are ideally placed to take advantage of the burgeoning Leeds building thrust, acting particularly for house builders and commercial landlords. Sean now brings his 10 years of experience to the team…

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​Make a Will Month

Ison Harrison Solicitors are proud to be supporting St. Gemma’s Hospice Make a Will Month campaign this October. What is Make a Will Month? St. Gemma’s Hospice has teamed up with Ison Harrison and others to give you an opportunity to have your Will written for free if you make a donation to the hospice.  Although…

Chapel Allerton opening

Ison Harrison open 8th office in Chapel Allerton

Leeds Law firm Ison Harrison today announced the opening of a new office in the Chapel Allerton suburb of North East Leeds.  The new office will be the firm’s eighth office in Leeds and builds upon its reputation for making legal service easily accessible to local people across the city… “We are extremely proud to…

Ison Harrison act for alleged victims of a property development scheme in Northern Cyprus

Ison Harrison act for alleged victims of a property development scheme in Northern Cyprus

The National Crime Agency –v– Robb If you have any questions concerning the Order please contact Jonathan Robson at jonathan.robson@isonharrison.co.uk

Corporate relay

Private Family Law team complete Corporate Relay Challenge

The finishing time was 2:03:27 and the team was ranked respectably, 33rd out of 53 corporate team entrants. Members of the team competing in the race were Tahira Rahman, Pascale Adam, Ruth Flowers, Allen Bailey, Nathalie Mannion, Shaun Hulme. We are delighted to be supporting such a worthwhile local charity that makes such a significant…

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…