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Double appointment for Ward Hadaway’s Built Environment Team

Law firm Ward Hadaway has appointed two new solicitors who have joined the firm’s growing Built Environment Team in Newcastle.

Based at the firm’s Quayside office in the city centre, the appointments of Philippa Jones and Victoria Chatterton, joining from their previous firms have further strengthened the construction and engineering team, supporting their growing client base across the North East and further afield.

Philippa joins as an Associate solicitor and will be responsible for a wide range of contentious and non-contentious construction and engineering matters. She joins from her previous firm where she worked as an Associate and has over five years working within construction law.

She particularly focuses on major infrastructure projects and will act for a wide variety of construction and engineering clients including contractors, developers, employers, subcontractors, consultants, procurement specialists and Local Authorities.

Commenting on her appointment, Philippa, said: “Ward Hadaway has a great reputation in the region with an impressive client roster and collegiate atmosphere. I’m looking forward to building my construction practice throughout the region by supporting local major infrastructure projects in addition to national clients. I am delighted to have joined this expanding team at such an exciting time.”

Victoria has also been appointed to the same team and joins the firm as a solicitor. She is acting for a variety of construction and engineering clients in drafting, reviewing and negotiating consultancy appointments, collateral warranties and standard contracts working from project inception.

Victoria is a member of the Women’s Lawyer Division and Women in Construction forums. Commenting on her appointment, she said: “I’m really enjoying my new role and it’s an exciting time to be joining this growing team. Ward Hadaway has a great reputation and is one of the leading law firms in the north so I am grateful to be able to apply my knowledge and experience with construction clients across the region.”

Paul Reekie, a Partner and Head of the firm’s construction and engineering service , said: “This is a really exciting time as we continue to strengthen our Built Environment Team to support our growing client base. Our priority is to attract and recruit high-calibre solicitors to ensure we can provide an all-encompassing service for our clients across many specialisms.

“In the last three months alone, we have made six significant appointments within the team across all three of our regions and I’m confident Philippa and Victoria will complement and add value to our existing relationships with our clients. I’m looking forward to working with them both.”

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