Experienced property lawyer joins Leeds team | 15 May 09

LAW firm Ward Hadaway has further strengthened its Leeds office with the appointment of experienced commercial property lawyer Judy Fawcett.

Judy Fawcett and Andrew Hoyle at Ward Hadaway Leeds

New starter – property partner Judy Fawcett is welcomed to Ward Hadaway by Andrew Hoyle, lead partner for the firm’s Leeds office.

Judy joins the firm as a partner, having previously worked at Addleshaw Goddard in Leeds.

She has extensive experience of advising on a wide range of commercial property matters, from acquisitions and disposals to lettings and development.

Judy specialises in advising clients with large operational property portfolios and has worked for household names in the retail, investment funds, insurance, and other clients in the financial services industry.

At Ward Hadaway, she joins other experienced property partners including Stephen Richardson, former head of the Leeds Occupiers Team at Eversheds, and Philip O’Loughlin, one of the North’s leading property litigation lawyers.

Judy said: “I am delighted to be joining Ward Hadaway. The firm has already made its presence felt in the Leeds market with its partner-led service and commitment to the area.

“I am looking forward to working alongside some of the most respected and well regarded figures in the region’s property legal sector and I think there are some exciting times ahead.”

Andrew Hoyle, lead partner for Ward Hadaway’s Leeds office, said: “Judy’s reputation in the commercial property field goes before her so I am delighted that we have been able to attract someone of her calibre and experience to Ward Hadaway.

“Her contacts are ones that we expect to be active and her experience will add value to our current practice.

“Her recruitment adds to an already excellent team we are building up here and I know we have clients that will benefit from Judy’s appointment.”

Ward Hadaway now has ten 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, IT and intellectual property, healthcare, insolvency and corporate recovery.

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

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