Ison Harrison partner Nigel Cowley (front) and the team at the new Otley office with managing partner Jonathan Wearing (second from right)
Ison Harrison partner Nigel Cowley (front) and the team at the new Otley office with managing partner Jonathan Wearing (second from right).
Nick Hill

Law firm brings number of branches to twelve with latest office opening in Otley

Ison Harrison, the Leeds-based law firm, has announced the opening of a new office in Otley.

The firm’s expansion into Otley is the latest office to be opened in the region following Pudsey and Huddersfield last year.

The new office also brings Ison Harrison’s network of branches to twelve in the region.

Partner Nigel Cowley, a property law specialist with over 25 years’ experience in all aspects of residential conveyancing, has been appointed to head up the Otley office.

Nigel has previously played a key role in helping set up and manage the firm’s Ilkley and Guiseley offices. He will also continue to head up the Guiseley branch.

Joining Nigel in the new office will be family law solicitor Sarah Laughey. Sarah has over a decade of experience as a family solicitor and for the past six years has been a Resolution accredited specialist covering domestic violence and private children law work.

The Otley team is further boosted by Amy Baxter, a trainee solicitor, whom will focus on Residential Conveyancing and Family Law. In addition to the Conveyancing and Family Law services available, a Wills and Probate service will be provided by Rachael Pratt and Emma Garfitt.

Nigel Cowley commented: “This is a very exciting new office launch for Ison Harrison as Otley really is on the ascendance and there is a great buzz in the town.

“Another important reason for choosing Otley as the next strategic site for Ison Harrison follows the success of the free weekly legal clinics we have been offering here.

“The clinics have highlighted a real demand for legal assistance from local people in the core areas of everyday law but also specialist advice in many of the legal sectors we have dedicated expertise in.”

Jonathan Wearing, managing partner at Ison Harrison, added: “We are extremely proud to be opening a new office in Otley, a town where we have already had a presence and a great deal of success through our popular legal clinics.

“Establishing a permanent presence was the logical strategic next step and reaffirms our considerable presence in the Wharfedale area with offices in Ilkley, Guiseley and now Otley. Following on from our new office launches last year, this represents a very positive step for the firm.

“Continued expansion underpins our strong belief of retaining a presence on the high street as this ensures we remain in touch with our clients and the communities we operate in.

“We’re very much looking forward to playing an active role in the local community in Otley and continuing to provide the first class service for which we are renowned across the region.”

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