Leeds Law firm Ison Harrison has appointed Sarah Laughey to head up and help expand the family law department at its Ilkley branch. 

Born and bred in Ilkley, Sarah joins the firm from Switalskis Solicitors in Bradford where she worked for 12 years.

Sarah has more than ten years’ experience as a family solicitor after qualifying in 2007. Since 2012, Sarah has been a resolution accredited specialist covering domestic violence and private children law work.

In her new role at Ison Harrison in Ilkley, Sarah will undertake all types of family law work surrounding relationship and marital breakdowns, including protective injunctions, divorce, children and financial aspects. The firm, which has twelve offices across the region, possesses one of the leading and largest team of family solicitors in Leeds, covering all areas of family law.

Sarah said: “I’m excited to have joined such a progressive firm and look forward to working alongside Iain Oliver and Jonathan Padgett and the rest of the team in Ilkley to expand the firm’s expert family offering, while assisting families in this specialist area of law.”

Jonathan Wearing, managing partner at Ison Harrison, added: “Ison Harrison is dedicated to recruiting the best legal professionals out there, ensuring our clients have the best access to expert legal advice and we’re thrilled to have Sarah on board.

“With such a strong and experienced family law department spread across our 12 offices, we pride ourselves on being able to provide the best legal advice in a straightforward and comprehensive manner, whilst empathising with the emotional difficulties and situations that clients find themselves in. Sarah will be a major asset in helping us to provide an even more thorough family offering.”