Ward Hadaway lands Lexia Solutions contract | 05 January 09

LEADING North law firm Ward Hadaway has won a contract to advise a company which protects millions of workers from a hidden killer.

Lexia Solutions, which specialises in tackling asbestos and environmental issues in the construction sector, has appointed the firm to provide it with employment advice for its 450-strong workforce.

Ward Hadaway was appointed following a competitive tender process undertaken by Lexia Solutions.

Joe Thornhill, partner and joint head of employment at Ward Hadaway, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed by Lexia Solutions to advise them on all their employment matters.

“Winning this contract via competitive tender is a real feather in the cap for our employment team and proof positive that our comprehensive package of employment services delivered by expert professionals is an attractive proposition for companies across the North.”

Since its foundation in 2004, Lexia Solutions has grown to become a market leader in its field.

The company is based in Leeds and operates five businesses offering services including asbestos abatement, demolition, land remediation and specialist equipment supply to clients in both the private and public sectors.

Lexia Solutions’ stable includes includes Rhodar, the leading asbestos abatement company; Thermac, a specialist equipment manufacturer; Bagnall UK, a demolition and land remediation specialist; and Life Environmental Services, an environment compliance and risk management specialist.

The company, which recorded turnover of £55m last year, is also looking to move into the nuclear services sector.

Chris Pygall, strategic development director at Lexia Solutions, said: “We were looking for a law firm which could manage a whole range of employment issues whilst providing a high quality, value for money service.

“We need to know that we can trust our advisors to deliver solutions which work for the business in a timely and focused fashion.

“We were very impressed with what Ward Hadaway had to offer and we look forward to working with the firm in the years to come.”

Ward Hadaway has been awarded the Lexia Solutions contract just a few months after opening up its Leeds office in July this year.

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