Ison Harrison strengthens Leeds commercial property team

The Leeds office of Ison Harrison has bolstered its commercial property department with the appointment of two new lawyers.

Richard Scott has nearly 20 years of experience in commercial property, with expertise extending to development work and agricultural property, having previously worked at a large regional firm.

Dhiran Mistry specialises in all aspects of commercial and residential property, including commercial loans and licences to assign.

The appointment of Scott and Mistry further strengthens the Leeds team at Ison Harrison.

Scott’s new position will see him further develop his experience in commercial property law, with a particular focus on providing expert advice in relation to leasehold and freehold commercial and agricultural acquisitions and disposals.

As part of his new role, Mistry will be getting involved with the local community and charitable initiatives, helping to raise funds and awareness.

His first initiative is to support the upcoming Kind Hearts Give Back Ball, a prestigious annual charity ball that Mistry has a close personal relationship with.

In January 2010, while at university, Mistry was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Following a period of recovery, his determination saw him resume his studies just 18 months later, qualifying as a solicitor earlier this year.

As a lead sponsor of the event, Mistry will coordinate Ison Harrison’s support, which in previous years has raised funds for various charities including Cancer Research UK, Marie Curie, Yorkshire Cancer Centre and Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.

Jonathan Wearing, managing partner at Ison Harrison, added: “Dhiran and Richard are proactive and talented commercial property lawyers and I’m delighted they have joined the rapidly expanding department here at Leeds. These appointments add an even greater dimension to our already very comprehensive service.”

(Pictured, from left to right: Dhiran Mistry and Richard Scott)