Law firm Ison Harrison has made two new appointments, further boosting its company and commercial law division.

Victoria Boid joins as a partner in the corporate team and Chris Thomson as commercial litigation solicitor. Both will be based at Duke House, the firm’s city centre headquarters in Leeds.

A specialist corporate mergers and acquisitions lawyer advising both buy and sell side clients with over 17 years’ experience gained in the commercial sector, Victoria trained in London and has worked internationally. Having also worked as an in-house counsel within the Leeds tech sector, her most recent role was as legal director with DWF.

In her new position, Victoria will work closely with Richard Coulthard, director and head of commercial services.

Chris Thomson is an experienced solicitor in commercial litigation work with a particular specialism in professional negligence, housing disrepair and financial mis-selling.

Previously with Jordans Solicitors and latterly heading up the professional negligence department, Chris brings over 14 years’ legal experience to his new role within the company and commercial division. Chris has specialist expertise in professional negligence claims against solicitors, unions, accountants and financial advisors and previously represented former coal miners recovering compensation for vibration white finger, where previous claims were under-settled.

Commenting on the appointments, Richard Coulthard, said: “We are delighted to welcome our newest recruits, Victoria and Chris to the firm’s company and commercial division. Our commercial services teams grew by over 30% in the last financial year and these appointments further expands our commercial offering.”

The firm, which became 100% employee-owned in 2022, has an annual turnover of £19 million and represents around 20,000 clients each year.