July 16, 2024

Law Firm’s Booming Litigation Division Registers Further Success

A Yorkshire law firm’s litigation division is on course for a record year following significant revenue growth, increasing client numbers and the appointment of a new Head of Department.

The litigation division of Leeds headquartered law firm Ison Harrison’s turnover for the year to date is currently over 67% higher than it was 12 months ago with the client count increasing by over 40%.

After joining the firm in August 2023 as a partner, commercial litigation specialist Lindsay Dixon has been appointed as the new Head of Department and has spearheaded the impressive growth in the team, which continues to go from strength to strength.

The litigation team sits alongside the firm’s property, company and commercial and employment teams in the corporate and commercial division, which have all grown exponentially over the past 12 months, making it the firm’s second largest collective team.

Last year the firm experienced a 32% growth in revenue from commercial services as for the same period in 2022, recording its most profitable year to date. Transaction values have also increased across the division.

In 2022, Ison Harrison switched to become a 100% employee-owned business after the three shareholder directors agreed to sell the business to an Employee Ownership Trust. The firm is one of only a handful of law firms in the UK to become exclusively employee-owned.

Over the past two years, the firm has experienced significant client growth, opening its 19th regional office in Queensbury earlier this year, after taking on over 20,000 new clients during 2023.

Richard Coulthard, Director and Head of Corporate, said: “Our commercial litigation department has extensive experience in representing different types of business clients in various disputes. We have developed close relationships with many commercial clients over the years, and always view ourselves as a trusted partner. The team provides advice tailored to each client in relation to the issue they face, providing pre-emptive guidance to address any potential issues that may arise in the future. We are focused on helping clients to future-proof their business operations.

“Our approach, based on fostering strong relationships, has helped us to continue to grow our commercial offering, strengthening our position as leaders in legal professional advisory work to the SME market. The success and growth we have experienced to date is the driving force behind the further development of this important area of the business.”

Ison Harrison was founded in 1978. With an annual turnover of over £22 million, the firm has become a well-known regional practice offering the broadest range of legal services to thousands of people and businesses.

Ison Harrison currently holds 13 Law Society accreditations including Conveyancing Quality, Clinical Negligence, Children Law, Family Law, Immigration & Asylum, and SRA Higher Courts Rights – civil and criminal.

For more information, visit www.isonharrison.co.uk