Ison Harrison hires head of commercial property

Yorkshire law firm Ison Harrison has appointed a prominent property partner to lead its commercial property division.

Chris Waddingham has joined Ison Harrison following 15 years at Blacks Solicitors in Leeds, where he was a partner and commercial property lawyer.

Waddingham has gained almost two decades of experience in commercial property law after qualifying in 2007. He has expertise in buying, selling and leasing both commercial and residential property, and also specialises in licensing.

In his new role, Waddingham will work closely with his colleagues at Ison Harrison’s Duke House offices on Wellington Street in Leeds city centre as well as property experts across the firm’s 13 other Yorkshire offices.

Waddingham commented: “I’m joining the Ison Harrison team as it continues to go from strength to strength representing clients both regionally and nationally. I’m also excited to have joined such a progressive firm with a first-class reputation for its property work. I’m looking forward to heading up the team and building on the firm’s expert commercial property offering.”

Commenting on the appointment, Jonathan Wearing, managing partner Ison Harrison, said: “Chris’s appointment highlights our ongoing commitment to continue growing the business as we head into 2020, building on the investments and our momentum this year. Our main aim is to enhance our commercial property offering to clients and maximise the expertise that the team across our network of regional offices can deliver.”

“Chris brings a wealth of property insight to the firm and his appointment is a major step in the right direction as we continue with our growth strategy.”

Originally from Grimsby, Waddingham is a keen 10k runner and dedicated martial artist. He holds a black belt in Tai Jitsu and also teaches students at his local club in Armley.