Ward Hadaway Leeds invests in property dispute resolution | 05 February 09

ONE of the North’s leading experts in resolving property disputes has joined law firm Ward Hadaway’s Leeds office as a partner.

Philip O'LoughlinPhilip O’Loughlin (pictured) has more than 20 years’ experience in property litigation matters and is a well-known figure in the field.

He was responsible for establishing the property litigation department at his previous firm Addleshaw Goddard, where he was a partner for 17 years.

Philip has acted for a broad range of clients from government departments and local authorities to private individuals and international PLCs.

He is recognised as a leading individual in his field by independent legal guides with one directory, Chambers & Partners, commenting that “his reputation precedes him”.

Philip is also a well known lecturer on commercial property issues, in particular on the need for property professionals to adopt a more constructive approach to dispute resolution.

He lives in Ilkley and has worked in the Yorkshire market for the past 18 years.

Philip said: “I am really pleased to be joining Ward Hadaway.

“The firm is already making waves in the Yorkshire market with its combination of high quality partner-led advice and a real commitment to client care.

“I believe that this is a winning formula and I look forward to working with my new colleagues.”

Andrew Hoyle, lead partner for Ward Hadaway’s Leeds office, said: “I have known Philip for a number of years and am delighted he has now made the decision to join us.

"Philip has really made his mark in the field of property litigation and has a genuine in-depth knowledge of the Yorkshire market so it is great to have him on board.

“I am sure that his expertise and strong commercial focus will prove invaluable to Ward Hadaway and our clients going forward.”

Ward Hadaway now has nine partners and their teams at its office at Benson House, Wellington Street, in Leeds with expertise in EU and competition law, construction, commercial property, property litigation, employment, healthcare, insolvency and corporate recovery.

Together with its operation in Newcastle, the firm employs more than 400 people.