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Call For Urgent Investment As Cancer Targets Continue To Be Missed

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a devastating moment and one where you need the help and support of loved ones and trusted professionals. Even though one in two of us will receive some form of cancer diagnosis in our lifetime, it doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. It is common to have to…

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Understanding a Brachial Plexus Injury

This article has been kindly provided by Kay Ganguly, a Consultant Physiotherapist and Expert Witness at Healing Touch Physiotherapy Ltd. The Brachial Plexus is a complicated bundle of nerves that runs from the neck into the shoulder region and down the arm; it supplies the arm and hand with movement and sensation. Most brachial plexus…

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Lawyers Urge Patients Of Dismissed Leeds Shoulder Surgeon To Come Forward

Press Release – October 2021 Patients who may have been treated by a Leeds-based surgeon specialising in trauma and orthopaedic procedures are being encouraged to come forward over concerns about the care or treatment they experienced. Specialist medical negligence solicitors at Leeds law firm, Ison Harrison, have already been instructed to act on behalf of…

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Erb’s Palsy Case Study: Mr A – v – Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

In 2017, James Thompson was approached by Mr A who was unhappy with his current solicitors and wished to transfer his claim. Mr A was aged 19 at the time which meant that: a) the time he had left to either settle his claim or issue court proceedings, (eve of his 21st birthday) was fast…

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The Tragic Story of How Remote GP Consultations Couldn’t Save One Man’s Life

The father of a Leeds law student is calling for more face to face GP services with less reliance on online consultations, following the death of his son. David Nash died on 4th November 2020 aged just 26 years, following a short illness during which he had been unable to access face to face GP…

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The HGV Driver Shortage & The Risk Of Personal Injury

We presently have a shortage of HGV drivers and we need to ensure they are kept safe at work. Simon Helliwell, Chartered Legal Executive in our personal injury department recently recovered damages exceeding £50,000.00 for a client who suffered substantial orthopedic injuries. The settlement comes on top of other recent settlements Simon has achieved for…

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Ison Harrison & The Erb’s Palsy Group Campaign: Help Us Find #ErbsPalsyHeroes

As Erb’s Palsy Awareness Week approaches, this year we are running a joint campaign with the Erb’s Palsy Group to find #ErbsPalsyHeroes! Our campaign aims to profile and shine the spotlight on some inspirational individuals who have Erb’s Palsy, giving them a platform to show that a birth injury does not limit a child’s ability…

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Women Advised To Think Carefully Between House And Pension

Women’s choices in divorce settlements should be changing because of their stronger position in society, according to family law experts. Divorcee women are being warned they could face financial hardship if they choose the family home over the value of pension wealth, but also, the fact that more women are now the primary earner in…

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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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Furlough Scheme Comes To An End – What’s Next For UK Workers?

Following the global COVID-19 pandemic, the UK Government launched its furlough scheme, a job retention tactic designed to help businesses keep team members employed while they were closed or had a reduced workload. The 30th of September marked the end of the funding, which was extended twice to allow more employees and businesses to benefit….

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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 Lawyer Represents Family In ‘Misadventure’ Inquest Verdict

Ison Harrison/Harrison Bundey Inquest law specialist Ruth Bundey last week represented the mother of an 18-year-old who died while in custody, at an Inquest into the death of Charlie Todd at HMP Durham on 2nd September 2019. The Jury concluded that Charlie‘s death was one of misadventure. Charlie was found dead from self-inflicted injuries in…

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Simon Helliwell Secures Significant Damages For 87 Year Old Brain Injury Client

Simon Helliwell, Chartered Legal Executive in our personal injury department has recovered damages in the sum of £100,000.00 for a client who suffered a traumatic brain injury at his local Golf club. The settlement is in addition to recent brain injury claims secured by Simon of £3.3 million pounds and £ ½ million pounds. Simon’s…

Ison Harrison Law Firm Of The Year: Medium Nomination

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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The 7 Furlough Facts That Every Employer Should Know

With the ever changing rules around furlough, it is imperative that employers have the right information if they have, or intend to, use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), otherwise referred to as the Government’s furlough scheme. In brief, the CJRS/furlough scheme is a Government grant to employers that have staff which are unable to…

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Over £3 Million Compensation Obtained For Brain Injury Client Following Rejection By Other Solicitors

Simon Helliwell, Chartered Legal Executive in our personal injury department recently obtained compensation in excess of £3 million pounds for a client that suffered a traumatic brain injury in a road traffic accident. Simon accepted the case when it was close to the Limitation date, which is the latest date legal proceedings can be commenced,…

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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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We’re Exhibiting at The Great Yorkshire Show 2021

This year we are going to be attending the Great Yorkshire Show and we are very excited! Not only is this the first time we have attended the famous agricultural event, but it is also our first event attendance in over 16 months due to the pandemic, so we are delighted to be exhibiting at…

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Ison Harrison Throws Legal Advice Lifeline To Businesses With Launch Of ‘In-House’ Employment Law Retainer Service

Press Release – June 2021 Yorkshire law firm, Ison Harrison, has launched a new employment law and HR service after individual case enquiries increased by almost two-thirds since the start of the year. The firm has introduced an innovative ‘in-house’ retainer service, helping businesses navigate difficult workplace issues with unlimited access to first-class legal advice…

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Legally Speaking Podcast: Employment Law For Businesses

Our Head of Corporate, Richard Coulthard, and Corporate Employment Solicitor Ben Palmer, discuss employment law matters in our new Legally Speaking podcast. Listen here: Date Published: 9th June 2021

Specialist Inquest Solicitor Takes On New Challenge With Half Marathon

Having stopped running in 2015 after I completed the Brighton Marathon and a number of half marathons, I decided in January last year that I would put my running shoes back on to see if I still have it in me to run the Leeds Half Marathon (despite in the meantime becoming a mum). Unfortunately,…

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The Yorkshire Law Firm Challenge – Our June Mini Challenge!

After the successful launch of our Yorkshire Law Firm Challenge earlier this year, each month we have been encouraging our staff to get out and about to help raise money for 5 charities very special to us: Erb’s Palsy Group, Barnsley Hospice, Little Hiccups, INQUEST and The Prince of Wales Hospice. To date, we have…

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An Open Letter To The Home Secretary Regarding A Change To Crossbow Laws

To the Home Secretary, This is an open letter on behalf of Laura Sugden and Ison Harrison solicitors in reply to the Government’s response dated 20 May 2021 to our petition to put in place stricter laws governing the purchase/acquisition/possession of crossbows. We are disappointed with the Government’s response last week to our crossbow petition….

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The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 is Now Law – So What Does It Mean For You?

The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 is now law and implementation will begin to occur across the criminal justice system and agencies later this year. The bill is a response to public consultation carried out in spring 2018, which included 3200 responses. This led to a draft bill in January 2019 and then the final bill…

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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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The Truth About The Dangers Of Crossbows: Your Questions Answered

In this article, we explore the misconceptions around crossbows and highlight the very real dangers they pose. This follows the recent inquest into the death of Shane Gilmer who was “unlawfully killed” by a crossbow. Together with Shane’s partner, Laura Sugden, we are supporting a campaign to call for stricter laws governing the purchase/acquisition/possession of…

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Prevention of Future Deaths Report Released Following Shane Gilmer Inquest

Our specialist Inquest solicitor, Gemma Vine, has today received a copy of the Prevention of Future Deaths report from the coroner at the Shane Gilmer inquest. The report, which a coroner can send if he believes that during the course of the inquest or investigation that there is a matter of concern that if not…

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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 16 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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UK Campaign To Change The Law Governing Crossbows

Following the recent inquest into the death of Shane Gilmer, who was “unlawfully killed” by a crossbow, our solicitors, together with Shane’s partner, Laura Sugden, are raising awareness of the dangers of crossbows and today we are launching a campaign to encourage new crossbow legislation which ensures that legitimate ownership and use of crossbows is…

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Shotgun and Firearms Licensing Case Update 2021

Ison Harrison Solicitors are specialists in firearm and shotgun licensing appeals. This article focusses some of the cases we dealt with recently. We have chosen to include two successful appeals and two which were dismissed. We hope the summaries are useful that they highlight some common issues in shotgun and firearm licensing cases. Case 1…

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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…

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Charity Spotlight Interview: INQUEST

Continuing our Yorkshire Law Firm Challenge campaign, we are interviewing each of the 5 charities we are raising money for and this week we are featuring INQUEST. Ison Harrison has proudly supported INQUEST for many years. Here we interview Arnaud Vervoitte (Operations Director) and Lucy McKay (Senior Communications Officer) at INQUEST. Tell us a bit…

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Ison Harrison Help Family Look For Answers In Tragic Death of Shane Gilmer

An inquest into the tragic death of a 30-year-old man will open on 12 April 2021 and is listed for five days and Ison Harrison are representing the partner of the victim, who was also injured in the harrowing incident that occurred in 2018. At the time of the incident Shane Gilmer and Laura Sugden,…

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Local Leeds Man Recovers Damages Of £50,000 Due To Negligent Shoulder Surgery By Michael Walsh At Spire Hospital

A total of 26 patients have instructed Ison Harrison’s medical negligence solicitors to investigate the care they received by Mr Michael Walsh at Spire Leeds Hospital and Nuffield Health Hospitals Leeds.  Here is the case of Mr KL v Spire Healthcare Limited. Mr KL was a very active man with a young family, who trained…

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New Employment Specialist Strengthens Corporate Team at Ison Harrison

Press Release – Issued 10th March 2021 Yorkshire law firm Ison Harrison has appointed a new senior solicitor to its corporate law division. Corporate employment expert Ben Palmer will be based at Ison Harrison’s Leeds City Centre office. He joins Ison Harrison’s expanding regional team having previously been head of the employment division at Oakwood…

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Ready…Set…Go: The Yorkshire Law Firm Challenge 2021

We are delighted to launch the Yorkshire Law Firm Challenge this month, which will be our charity-focused fitness campaign for 2021. The purpose of the challenge is to get staff active whilst at the same time raising money for 5 charities we have a close relationship with; Barnsley Hospice, Prince of Wales Hospice, Little Hiccups,…

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Exit Payments Regulation Reversal Could Lead To Public Sector Windfall

Public sector workers who have received exit payments for leaving their post, may be due for a cash windfall after the Government agreed to revoke a cap on the figure they could receive. The Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020 only came into force last November, and set a cap of £95,000 on…

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New Barnsley Legal Clinic Announced

We are pleased to announce that we have a new free legal clinic opening at our Barnsley branch. From 11th February 2021, our legal expert Sally Child will be taking phone calls and queries between 2pm and 4pm every Thursday. Following the success of our other free legal clinics across Yorkshire, we have made the…

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Fire & Rehire Tactics On The Rise Due To Pandemic

For most industries, the Coronavirus pandemic has caused serious issues, and this has led to cost-cutting to ensure that companies have the reserves to survive whatever the future holds. This approach has led to a rise in companies using the ‘fire & rehire’ approach to force their employees to change to contracts with fewer benefits….

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5 Minutes With…Claire Loftus, Bingley Branch Manager

With our newly opened Bingley office marking the 15th branch of Ison Harrison solicitors across Yorkshire, we would like to introduce you to our Bingley Branch Manager and new member of the Ison Harrison team, Claire Loftus. Claire is an experienced property expert and previously worked at Gordons LLP in Bradford as a conveyancing executive….

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Press Release: New Year, New Bingley Branch

Press Release – Issued January 2021 One of the region’s largest law firms is starting the New Year by opening its fifteenth – and newest branch – in Bingley. The move into the market town by Ison Harrison, its first in the Bradford District, further strengthens its foothold within the White Rose County and enhances…

The murky world of Unexplained Wealth Orders- and why legal advice is critical: Part One

Of the tools developed to assist investigators in recovering supposedly ill-gotten gains, the Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) are a favourite of the press as they allow salacious reports of cases involving eye-watering sums of money. Here, we look at what UWOs are and what is needed before the authorities can try to secure them. What…

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New Bingley Branch: Be One Of Our First 100 Clients & Get Rewarded

To celebrate the opening of our new Bingley branch, we are running a reward scheme for new clients. The first 100 clients of our Bingley branch will be gifted a £20 reward voucher to spend at a local Bingley business. We’ve teamed up with 10 local businesses who are helping to welcome us to the…

Legally Speaking Webinar: How to Grow Your Business Through Talented Staff

We are delighted to announce that the first of our free Legally Speaking webinars will take place on Wednesday 13th January 10.30am – 11.30am. Partnering with some genuinely talented speakers Emma Easton, Anna Masheter and Nick Green and lead by Richard Coulthard, Partner and Head of Corporate at Ison Harrison, this event is aimed at ambitious and growing businesses…

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Legislation Changes For 2021 – What Can We Expect?

2021 is expected to be a year of wide-ranging change in legislation terms as the UK manages the end of the Brexit transition period, the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the normal programme of legislative change that is still able to be progressed. Given that Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic have created unprecedented…

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Latest Stats Show A Significant Rise in Divorce Rates

The number of couples getting divorced in England and Wales surged by almost a fifth in 2019 to the highest level in five years according to figures released by The Office of National Statistics. Data shows that there were 107,599 opposite-sex divorces in 2019, an increase of 18.4% from 90,871 in 2018 – the highest…

Can you get out of a commercial lease early?

The impact of COVID-19 has been significant on almost every business in the UK. For many office based businesses remote working practices mean that they may no longer require the same amount of office space. In some cases therefore, it may no longer be commercially viable to pay expensive rent on office space that is…