Leading law firm Ison Harrison has been announced as Law Firm of the Year at the Yorkshire Legal Awards, one of the legal sector’s most prestigious industry events.

The win comes for Ison Harrison in the medium-sized category and is the second successive year that the firm has been shortlisted for the award.

The awards ceremony took place on 6 October at the New Dock Hall in Leeds.

The recognition coincides with a major milestone for Ison Harrison which earlier this year became entirely owned by its employees after the three shareholder directors agreed to sell the business to an Employee Ownership Trust which now owns the firm for the benefit of all 230 employees.

With a network of 17 offices and an annual turnover of over £17 million, the firm has become a well-known regional practice offering the broadest range of legal services to thousands of people and businesses in the region each year. The firm opened its newest office in Wakefield at the beginning of September and there are plans for further expansion to follow.

Jonathan Wearing, managing director, commented: “We are so proud to have been named as winner of Medium Law Firm of the Year after being shortlisted in the same category this time last year. To go one better and win this year is a major achievement and recognition for the hard work put in by all our team.

“2022 has been a key year for the firm after making the switch to become a 100% employee-owned business. In doing so we feel that we are really well positioned for the future. Employee ownership has provided stability and continued job security for all of our dedicated staff and provides the perfect platform for further growth. This award is due recognition for the entire team and acknowledgement of the standards and application we put into the service offered to our client base, which makes us determined to not only maintain those standards but improve them year-on-year.”