Yorkshire Times
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9:54 AM 11th January 2020

York Law Firm Kicks Off 2020 With New Premises Launch And New Appointment

Staff and guests at the opening of Ison Harrison's York office.
Staff and guests at the opening of Ison Harrison's York office.
Yorkshire law firm Ison Harrison has started 2020 in style with the official launch of its new office in York and the appointment of a new family law specialist.

After originally opening in York in late 2018, a year of success has led to the need for an updated premises with a shop front, which the team moved into in late December.

The firm’s new office at 23 Micklegate was officially launched on Thursday 9 January during a ribbon cutting ceremony performed by Lord Mayor of York, Councillor Janet Looker. The Sheriff of York, Jo Trythall, and York Town Crier, Ben Fry were also in official attendance.

In addition to starting 2020 with a new office, a new team member has also joined the York branch’s existing team, bolstering the firm’s family law service. Solicitor Shelley Britton brings over seven years of experience dealing with all aspects of family law such as Children Act matters, domestic abuse and divorce. Shelley joins from Switalskis solicitors.

Local resident and experienced property solicitor, Chris Brierley, heads up the York branch, he said: “2019 was a great first full year in business for us and this move has meant we are getting off to the best possible start for the New Year and new decade. Our relocation underpins Ison Harrison’s growing presence in York and provides a great foundation for the future as we look to build relationships with clients and partner with other leading local businesses to provide the best legal advice possible. Building on our existing areas of specialism is also high on the agenda which will lead to further job creation.”

Jonathan Wearing, managing partner at Ison Harrison, said: “Continued growth led to a great first year of operation for the York branch, facilitating the need for recruitment and office expansion. As evidenced by the tremendous turnout for our official office launch event, this is an exciting start to the year for the firm in a key area for us and we are relishing the opportunity of building on the great work achieved in the past 12 months to achieve even greater success. This approach reflects our firm-wide objective of retaining a visible presence on the high street and staying in touch with our clients and the communities we operate in.”