Domestic abuse

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…

crossbow dangers

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…


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…

Ison Harrison Empathy Fast

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 15 Yorkshire branches of Ison Harrison are being encouraged to take part in…

Ian Cutts

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….


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…

Shotgun Solicitors

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…


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…