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 staggering career milestone as we know that many would have liked to have wished him well in his retirement and thank in for his support over the years, but it just isn’t feasible in current times” said Emma Beddoe, branch manager at Garforth.
Martyn, who specialises in conveyancing matters as well as elderly client advice work, started his career in law as a trainee working for Spencer and Fisch in Leeds. He qualified in 1972 and after spending a number of years working in Bradford, he went on to open an office at 48 Austhorpe Road in Crossgates in 1978, originally as a partnership and later as a sole practitioner.
In 1996 his practice merged with Ison Harrison Solicitors. The office in Crossgates remained and is still part of Ison Harrison’s branch network. Martyn moved to work in the Garforth branch, taking over from Stephen Harrison who was one of the original founding partners of Ison Harrison. He remained at Garforth for 24 years and built up a loyal client base and an excellent reputation locally.
Jonathan Wearing, managing partner said “Martyn has built up an extensive client following over the years due to the breadth and knowledge of his experience. This is a real credit to him and an inspiration to anyone who has a career in law. We wish him well in his retirement.”
And what is next for Martyn? “I’m still not quite ready to fully retire. I plan to work on a consultancy basis a few days a week, certainly in the short term. Covid has taken the last 7 months of my working life away from me and so I want to feel like I have truly hit my 50 years milestone” said Martyn.