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New Partner bolsters Ward Hadaway’s construction team in Leeds

Ward Hadaway has appointed Dan Lyon as a Partner in their growing Built Environment Team.

Dan, who is based at the firm’s office in Leeds, deals with a wide range of contentious and non-contentious construction and engineering matters and provides advice to a range of clients involving development, site and project issues including contract reviews and advising on potential disputes.

He joins from his previous firm, where he rose to be a Partner after originally joining them as a trainee in 2005.

He brings with him over 17 years’ experience working with leading developers, contractors, subcontractors and lenders. He has particular knowledge and experience in the PBSA (Purpose Built Student Accommodation), logistics and BTR (build to rent) sectors, but also acting on developments in retail, energy, residential and sport.

He is looking forward to continuing to work with his existing clients but also working with new clients at Ward Hadaway.

Commenting on his new role, Dan said: “Ward Hadaway’s Built Environment Team is considered as one of the most experienced northern based teams in the sector. One of the main reasons which significantly attracted me to this role was the opportunity to help further grow the Built Environment Team and to build on the reputation already forged in the Yorkshire region.”

“Ward Hadaway’s ethos of caring for their staff came across very clearly in my discussions, and this is a value close to my heart. I was delighted to see the firm has recently achieved the Investors In People Gold accreditation, a recognition which reinforced my conviction that I had made the right decision in joining the firm. I’m really looking forward to working with my new colleagues and clients and am excited to get started.”

Stephen Radcliffe, a Partner in the Built Environment Team responsible for growing the firm’s construction and engineering service in Leeds, said: “I’d like to offer a warm welcome to Dan and I know he will add great value to the service we provide to new and existing clients.

“He has a wealth of experience and is joining us at a really exciting time as we continue to strengthen and grow our service right across the North. I’m looking forward to working with him.”

Dan likes to keep fit and stay healthy by participating in regular exercise and enjoys running, cycling, boxing and calisthenics. He is a big Leeds United fan and adores his family.


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