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Welcome to Lenders and investors

Getting the right legal advice has arguably never been more important for funding and investment organisations.

Whether it is ensuring that agreements with borrowers are watertight or keeping in line with the latest regulatory requirements, a wide range of finance businesses are finding that reliable, commercial legal advice delivered on time is of vital importance.

That’s why a growing list of lenders, intermediaries, individuals and institutions choose us for their straight-talking, commercially focused, expert advice.

Approachability meets acumen: from multi-million pound refinancing to early stage investment, we approach it all with the same commitment to quality and client care.

We combine experience in a raft of different financial sectors with a willingness to go the extra mile for the right result.

Little wonder that our dedicated team attracts praise from clients and industry specialists alike for their can-do approach, in-depth expertise and breadth of experience.

We deal with a wide variety of banking and finance matters for both institutional and private lenders.

Our clients include major high street banks, building societies, venture capital funds, private equity funds, independent financial advisors and individual investors.

The understanding that comes from years of experience in the sector gives our team the confidence to deliver straightforward advice, even in the most difficult situations.

No wonder clients say we “perform exceptionally well at short notice”.

Our services include advice on:

  • Acquisition Finance
  • Articles of Association
  • Asset finance including sales and leasebacks
  • Deeds of Priority
  • Documentary Credits
  • Due diligence
  • Guarantee and Bonding facilities
  • Inter-creditor arrangements
  • Interest rate hedging agreements
  • Investment Agreements
  • Leveraged finance
  • Loan and security documentation
  • PFI funding arrangements
  • Project finance
  • Real Estate and Development finance
  • Service arrangements
  • Syndicated lending
  • Taxation structuring

To discuss how to ensure your affairs will always be in safe hands, please get in touch.

What Our Clients Say

  • "We chose to use Ward Hadaway having been very impressed with the team when they were working on the other side of a previous investment we made. Their experience in private equity investments of a similar complex nature has been invaluable, and Katherine Hay-Heddle's persistence and professionalism has helped ensure the successful completion of this deal"

    Natalie Eastham, Total Capital Partners.

Independent Verdict

  • "Excellent track record representing institutional lenders and corporate borrowers in acquisition finance and growth funding. Expertise across a number of sectors including education, healthcare and renewable energy."

    Chambers & Partners

  • "Very attractive in terms of strength and depth.”

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners

  • "Their success is down to a combination of factors - good strong relationships with the banks and continuity of presence."

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners

  • "We get a great service from them and we feel like valued clients. If we have an urgent request they will endeavour to process it quickly. We are very pleased with the service we receive."

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners

  • "There is great experience within Ward Hadaway across the varying divisions, with a good deal of long-standing staff. This means that they have stability when advising us and our clients."

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners

  • "Impressive and straightforward advice and a refreshing commercial business-oriented approach."

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners

  • "First-class."

    Legal 500

  • "Acts extensively for institutional lenders and fund managers in relation to debt and equity investments, and is also adept at handling project finance and public sector funding matters."

    Chambers & Partners

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Government presses on with its Apprenticeship Levy plans

posted: October, 2016

In line with its commitment to implement new apprenticeship arrangements from next May, a raft of documentation was published on 25 October 2016 on GOV.UK. Publications from the Department for Education (DfE) and the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) set out in considerable detail how levy and apprenticeship training will interact as the Government looks to drive up both quality and quantity in apprenticeships.

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