Press Release – Issued June 2020

We are delighted to announce we have appointed a new head of private family law at Ison Harrison.

Sarah Laughey who originally joined the firm’s family law service in February 2017 and promptly headed up the firm’s family law service at the Ilkley, Otley  & Guiseley branches, was made a Partner at Ison Harrison in January 2019.  Stepping up to the role of Head of Private Family at the law firm, is therefore somewhat of a natural progression.

Sarah specialises in relationship and marital breakdowns, her case work mainly focuses upon divorce work and associated financial asset disputes, usually for clients who hold  high net worth assets and business asset interests.  However, Sarah will also deal with child arrangement related disputes and some domestic violence related work.  Sarah brings 14 years family law experience  to her new senior management role.

As Head of Private Family, Sarah will now lead Ison Harrison’s team of experts which undertakes all types of family law work. Her new role will involve overseeing the strategy, management and supervision of the firm’s entire private family portfolio. The firm, which has 19 offices across Yorkshire, boasts one of the largest and most experienced teams of family solicitors in the region.

Sarah said:

“Becoming Head of Private Family law represents an exciting development  and I’m looking forward to further expanding the firm’s expert offering and building on its sector reputation. Ison Harrison is a  progressive firm and continues to affirm its position as one of the outstanding family law firms in the region. The chance to work with so many talented teams across our network of offices will help us to provide an even more comprehensive family offering to clients across Yorkshire.”

Commenting on the appointment, Jonathan Wearing, Managing Partner said:

“Sarah’s much deserved promotion highlights our ongoing commitment to growing the business in 2020, building on the progress achieved last year. With Sarah heading up our private client family law offering, our aim is to fully harness the expertise that our dedicated team across our network of regional offices can provide.

Sarah brings a wealth of experience across a wide range of complex family law disciplines and her appointment is a major step forward for our strategic growth plan, which through working closely with other individual partners and divisional heads, adds a further dimension to the overall service offering.”


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