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New partner appointed to head up Ward Hadaway’s construction team in Leeds

Stephen Radcliffe has been appointed a partner in the Built Environment Team and will be responsible for growing the firm’s construction and engineering service to clients.

Stephen will be based at the firm’s offices in Leeds and will provide advice to a range of clients involving development, site and project issues including contract reviews and advising on any potential disputes.

Having been in the sector for 17 years, he brings with him a wealth of experience working with developers, contractors, sub-contractors, engineering companies and investment groups, facilitating all types of dispute resolution including litigation proceedings, arbitration and adjudication (both proceedings and subsequent court enforcement).

Stephen further strengthens the firm’s construction team of 6 lawyers dealing with contentious and non-contentious construction and engineering matters.

Commenting on his appointment, Stephen said: “This is a great career move for me and I am delighted to be joining the award-winning Built Environment Team at Ward Hadaway. I am looking forward to growing the construction and engineering team here in Leeds and supporting clients and colleagues from across the firm.”

“The Built Environment Team has a strong reputation and continues to grow from strength to strength and this is what attracted me to this position. We have an extensive list of clients across many disciplines in real estate, construction, development, engineering, social housing and house building operating from three offices across the North of England.”

Tim Craig, Head of the Construction and Engineering team at Ward Hadaway, said: “This is a significant appointment for our Built Environment Team and Stephen brings a tremendous wealth of sector experience that will inevitably help us to grow our presence and strengthen our service delivery to our construction and engineering clients.”

“Stephen has worked on many large, contentious cases providing expert advice on dispute avoidance and resolution procedures including mediation. He will be a great asset to the team and I am looking forward to working with him.”

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