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Six partner promotions get 2019 off to flying start at Yorkshire law firm

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New partner promotions 2019 Dan Holah, Sarah Laughey, Adrian Barker, Kara Frith, Debbie Wilkinson and Chris Brierley.

Law firm Ison Harrison has promoted six lawyers to partner across its network of Yorkshire offices.

The six promoted are Debbie Wilkinson, Adrian Barker, Kara Frith, Daniel Holah, Sarah Laughey and Chris Brierley.

The six new partners have over 90 years’ combined experience and their promotions come as the firm looks to further expand in 2019.

Debbie Wilkinson joined Ison Harrison as a trainee solicitor in September 2005 before becoming a first-class litigator with responsibility for assisting in the management of the commercial litigation and commercial debt recovery teams.

Adrian Barker joined the firm 19 years ago as IT assistant and subsequently progressed to take on responsibility for managing the IT department for the entire firm and heading up its dedicated support team.

As head of the Ison Harrison’s criminal law department, Kara Frith has been the lead solicitor in a number of murder trials and is recognised as one of the best criminal defence lawyers in the region.

Daniel Holah is a residential and commercial property specialist. Having joined Ison Harrison in 2014, he worked in both the Leeds City Centre and Ilkley offices before being appointed manager of the firm’s Pudsey branch in January 2017.

Sarah Laughey heads up the firm’s family law department across the three Ison Harrison Wharfedale branches of Ilkley, Otley and Guiseley and has more than ten years’ experience as a family solicitor. Since 2012, Sarah has been a resolution accredited specialist covering domestic violence and private children law work.

Heading up the firm’s newest office in York, Chris Brierley joined the firm having moved to the region to strengthen the firm’s residential property team. Chris is an experienced property solicitor with over 10 years’ experience in all aspects of residential conveyancing.

Commenting on the promotions, Jonathan Wearing, managing partner said:

“This is the best possible way to start the new year. I’m very happy to be announcing so many well-deserved partner promotions. Their individual and collective contributions to the firm cannot be underestimated.

“As a progressive law firm, Ison Harrison is committed to recruiting and retaining the very best legal professionals. Ensuring clients have the greatest access to legal expertise is a key objective for us as a team and we’re delighted to have kicked-off 2019 by adding six new partners to our team.”

Ison Harrison has 13 offices across the region and provides a full range of legal services for both business and private clients ranging from residential conveyancing, family and probate matters to personal injury and debt recovery.