We are Ward Hadaway.
One of the UK’s Top 100 law firms.
Partner-led and committed to client service excellence.
Here for you.
We operate from three main offices – in Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester.
We employ more than 450 staff, with over 90 partners, offering a full range of legal services to clients across the private and public sectors as well as bespoke advice to individuals.
We are rated as one of the leading law firms in the country by independent legal guides Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners and have acknowledged national experts across a wide range of specialist areas.
We believe that our role is to help you achieve your ambitions and fulfil your goals.
To that end, we work to the following principles:
It’s all about you
Client satisfaction is our single most important objective. We will do everything in our power to provide a level of service that will exceed your expectations.
You talk – we listen
It’s important to find out from the very start what you are hoping to achieve. That’s why we will always listen to you to ensure that we fully understand your objectives and the issues that you face so that we can tailor our advice to your situation.
Astute advice – not a legal lecture
We have commercially astute lawyers who will work with you to provide practical solutions and will aim to anticipate issues that may arise in advance. They will make every effort to explain things clearly and without unnecessary jargon so you have a clear idea of what we will be doing for you.
Openness and integrity
You can trust us in all our dealings with you. We will be honest, straightforward and accountable for our actions.
Getting along together
We see our relationships with clients as a partnership, which is why we will ensure that you know who you are dealing with so you can contact them at any time. We know that the best results come from strong relationships and we aim to maintain a sense of enjoyment in the relationship that we develop.
No surprises: we’ll keep you up to date
We will make sure you are aware of any developments and keep you updated as work proceeds so that you know how your case is progressing.
We will explain at the outset what the costs are likely to be and will keep you informed of costs throughout.
Seriously good – with a friendly face
Sometimes others do say it better… Legal 500 noted in its independent guide that Ward Hadaway “is starting to edge ahead of its rivals because of the quality of its advice and the levels of client care”.
Made in the North
Whilst our outlook is never narrow, we are very proud of our Northern roots which we have nurtured and grown over the last 30 years.
Ward Hadaway was formed in 1988 in Newcastle via a merger of a number of smaller practices on Tyneside.
The firm continued to expand in the North East over the next 20 years before opening our Leeds office in 2008.
Our Manchester office followed in 2012, giving us a true pan-Northern network which we will continue to develop and invest in for the benefit of our clients.
We believe that the combination of leading national legal specialists with a down to earth approach but without the London overheads is hard to beat.
No one can be sure in business what the next 30 years will bring but we can promise you one thing – we will continue to adapt to ensure our service constantly impresses, to give our clients what they want and deserve.