Law firm cements regional presence with another office launch

A Yorkshire law firm has opened its first regional office in Bradford district, taking its total network of offices to 19.

Based in Queensbury, Ison Harrison’s new office, on Brighouse Road, will be managed by Susan Ram, a solicitor, specialising in residential conveyancing, who completed her training contract with the firm and has recently re-joined in January to manage the Queensbury branch.

Ram has over 20 years of conveyancing experience and specialises in residential sales and purchases with comprehensive experience of transfer of equity deals, re-mortgages and declarations of trust.

The team in Queensbury also includes: Sarah Laughey, director and head of the firm’s family law division; Sarah Zahid, a wills and probate solicitor; Louise Shuttleworth, licensed conveyancer, and Zoe Wogan, a conveyancing assistant.

Laughey’s family law experience is diverse, offering the full range of family legal services, from divorce and separation to related financial remedies, children and domestic abuse.

After joining the firm in 2017, she was appointed as a partner in 2019 and a director in 2022, when the business became the first law firm in the region to transition to full employee ownership.

Ison Harrison became a 100% employee-owned business in January 2022. Queensbury is the third new office the firm has opened since becoming entirely employee-owned, after Doncaster last year and Wakefield in 2022.

Ram said: “The whole team is looking forward to building a presence across Bradford and beyond.

“Opening our new office is the next phase of Ison Harrison’s ongoing success and it also enables us to connect with the local community, create relationships and provide full legal support, mirroring what we’ve achieved across the region.”

Managing partner, Jonathan Wearing, added: “Opening our 19th office in the region is very exciting and gets the year off to the best possible start. It’s also our first office in Bradford so we’re very much looking forward to growing our presence here.

“This latest office sees us further strengthening our growing stature in Yorkshire. It continues our growth strategy, allowing us to offer an even broader range of legal expertise through our expanding network of offices.

“It remains vitally important to us that clients can easily access high-quality, local legal advice by approaching a large and established modern law firm thanks to our prominent high street presence.”