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Ward Hadaway defies Brexit-related uncertainty as one of the UK’s busiest legal dealmakers in Experian Q1 rankings

Leading commercial law firm Ward Hadaway has the second busiest team of all Corporate legal dealmakers in the country, according to the latest Q1 Experian MarketIQ legal volume rankings which tracks M&A deals valued at more than £500,000 at regional and national level.

Robert Thompson, Head of Ward Hadaway’s Corporate team

The firm’s Corporate team, across its offices in Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester, advised on 20 deals in total. The North East team completed 11 of those deals, almost three times of the next ranked firm in the region.

Ward Hadaway’s Leeds office is jointly leading the way for Yorkshire’s deal-making market having completed seven transactions. Ward Hadaway’s Manchester team are also sixth in the North West. Check out the full Experian report for more details.

Earlier this year, Ward Hadaway’s Corporate team was recognised as last year’s busiest Corporate dealmaker in the North East in the 2018 Experian MarketIQ league tables.

The first quarter of the current year has seen the team forging ahead and advising on a whole range of different projects to maintain their leading position.

Robert Thompson, who heads up the 30-strong Corporate team, said: “We are extremely pleased to see that we are defying Brexit-related uncertainty as one of the busiest law firms in the UK when it comes to buying, selling and fund raising for businesses during Q1.

“We work with businesses of all sizes and across many different sectors and so we are really grateful to our clients for continuing to trust us with their transactions, and to our fellow professional advisers who continue to recommend us to their clients.”

Ward Hadaway’s 13 specialist corporate partners are supported by hard-working, ambitious and talented lawyers throughout the firm committed to the highest levels of service and technical ability to its clients.

For more information about how Ward Hadaway’s Corporate team can help your business, please visit


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