Major partner hire strengthens corporate division at Ison Harrison

Richard Coulthard and Jonathan Wearing

Yorkshire law firm Ison Harrison has recruited a prominent commercial partner to head up its corporate division.

Richard Coulthard joins Ison Harrison’s expanding regional team having previously been a Director at Oakwood Solicitors and Oakwood Property Solicitors.

As the firm’s new Partner and Head of Corporate, Richard’s role will see him growing the firm’s Corporate and Commercial offering whilst also co-ordinating numerous departments including commercial property, commercial litigation and employment, working closely with individual divisional heads.

Richard has worked across many industry sectors having previously advised national financial institutions, car manufacturers and an international pharmaceutical company. He has specialist experience of assisting SMEs and owner managed businesses to achieve success through strong legal support and compliance.

Richard Coulthard said: “I’ve joined Ison Harrison at a crucial time as it continues to go from strength to strength representing clients both regionally and nationally. I’m relishing the opportunity of building on this ongoing success by putting my corporate experience to great use for new and existing clients and helping to extend the firm’s outstanding reputation to the corporate arena.”

Richard will be based at the firm’s head office in Leeds city centre helping to co-ordinate a group-wide approach to commercial matters.

Jonathan Wearing, managing partner, said: “Richard’s appointment is a major coup for the firm and underpins our commitment to growing the business in 2019, building on the momentum of 2018. Our aim is to enhance our corporate and commercial offering to private clients and really harness the expertise that the team across our network of thirteen regional offices can provide.

“Richard brings a wealth of experience across a wide range of legal areas such as corporate and commercial law, litigation and dispute resolution and associated employment related issues. His extensive knowledge means he is well equipped to advise businesses of all sizes on the many legal issues they can face on a daily basis. The appointment is a major asset as we move forward with our growth strategy, adding a further dimension to the overall service offering.”

A respected figure amongst the regional business community, Richard regularly delivers training sessions to the legal profession including at the request of Leeds Law Society. Richard also speaks publicly at local business events and hosts his own business networking group.

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