Ison Harrison appoints new partner for Huddersfield branch

John Burnett, left with James Smith of Ison Harrison

A new partner has joined the Huddersfield office of Ison Harrison, strengthening the team and bringing over two decades of legal experience to the region and the firm.

John Burnett joins the firm from Schofield Sweeney where he was a director on the dispute resolution team for nearly two years. Prior to this he was head of litigation at Armitage Sykes Solicitors.

John has gained 20 years’ experience as a civil and commercial litigation lawyer after qualifying in 1997. He has particular expertise in the areas of contentious probate, partnership disputes and high end consumer disputes.  In his new role at Ison Harrison, John will be responsible for a wide variety of litigation cases.

In 2017, Ison Harrison’s Huddersfield office was the firm’s eleventh office to open in West Yorkshire. Eighteen months after successfully launching in Huddersfield for the first time, the firm has expanded further having now acquired the ground floor of its existing first floor premises.

The firm now operates from two floors from its offices on John William Street offering an even wider range of legal services for both business and private clients ranging from residential conveyancing to family and probate matters.

John said: “It feels great to have joined Ison Harrison in Huddersfield at such a key time. Since the firm first established its presence in the town in January 2017, the business has gone from strength to strength representing clients both regionally and nationally.

“I’m relishing the challenge of adding to this ongoing success by putting my litigation experience to positive use for new and existing clients and helping to grow the firm’s outstanding reputation.”

James Smith, partner and branch manager at the Huddersfield office, said: “As a progressive law firm, Ison Harrison is committed to recruiting 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 welcome John as a partner.

“Over 20 years of case experience and commercial litigation knowledge will be a huge boost to the comprehensive service offering in Huddersfield.  John’s appointment will be a major asset to the firm as it moves forward with its growth strategy.”

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