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. He has a reputation for providing practical and clear advice for those individuals and corporations being investigated by regulatory bodies, to include the General Medical Council, Trading Standards, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Food Standards Agency and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Appearing regularly before the Medical Practitioners Tribunal, professional disciplinary panels and the Magistrates court, Ian brings a forensic approach to his complex work and will prove a valuable addition to this expanding legal practice.
In excess of 30 agencies have the power to prosecute for breaches of regulatory law and many more are entitled to investigate and make findings against their members. These include the Food Standards Agency and Environment Agency, plus the Office of Rail Regulation and the Competition and Markets Authority, all of which can regulate almost every aspect of personal and professional life.
Ison Harrison’s Managing Partner Jonathan Wearing said: “It has become increasingly clear that due to the pressure of modern life, there are a growing number of criminal and regulatory allegations, both for business and privately that need a comprehensive and robust defence. Ian is just the candidate to fulfill this role within our growing legal practice.”
This move is the second important appointment to Ison Harrison in as many weeks, as Sean Gallagher joined to extend its Commercial Property operation in answer to much increased demand, swelling the existing team to six.
Ison Harrison, ‘The Leeds Law Firm’, has over 160 staff and 19 partners with offices. Its HQ in is Leeds City Centre with offices in Chapel Allerton, Chapeltown, Crossgates, Garforth and Morley; Guiseley and Ilkley. It has its roots as far back as 1978.