Ison Harrison
Ison Harrison’s York team: Richard Scott, Olivia Williams, Annie Kinghorn, Liz Stephen and Chris Brierley.
Rebecca Wayman

Ison Harrison law firm opens new office in York

A law firm has opened a new office in York bringing its total number of premises in the region to 13.

The opening of Ison Harrison’s York office on Micklegate today (October 29) marks a period of expansion for the firm following the opening of Otley in Leeds earlier this year, as well as Pudsey and Huddersfield in 2017.

Ison Harrison had an office on Bishopthorpe Road during the 1990s and the firm is said to be looking forward to returning to North Yorkshire, expanding its regional branch network.

The office is headed up by Chris Brierley, an experienced property solicitor with over 10 years of experience in all aspects of residential conveyancing.

Chris recently joined Ison Harrison having moved to the region to join the firm’s residential property team. With expertise spanning several areas of law, Chris now specialises in residential property offering clients comprehensive technical knowledge and experience.

He said: “York is a great city and we’re very pleased to open a new office here. The reputation the firm has established in West Yorkshire over the past 40 years will stand us in very good stead in York and the team is very excited about showcasing its property expertise to both the residential and commercial sector.”

Joining Chris is experienced commercial property solicitor, Richard Scott. Richard specialises in all aspects of commercial property work but his expertise also extends to development work and agricultural property.

He qualified in 1999 and joined Ison Harrison in 2018, having previously worked at a large regional firm and prior to that as a partner in a provincial practice in North Yorkshire.

Chris and Richard’s combined property experience ensures the York branch possesses a strong focus on residential and commercial conveyancing along with a new build specialist team.

The York team is further enhanced by Olivia Williams, a trainee solicitor in the new build property team. Olivia joined the new build team in August 2016 and successfully assists clients throughout the whole conveyancing transaction process.

Jonathan Wearing, Ison Harrison’s managing director, added: “This has been a great year for the firm.

“We’re commemorating Ison Harrison’s 40th anniversary this year and have now opened our second office of 2018. Following on from our new office launches last year and at the start of this year, this represents a very positive step for the firm.

“Ongoing growth underpins our objective 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 getting involved in the local community in York and to start offering the first class service for which we are renowned across the region.”

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