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Cyber Liability – are you protected? (NEWCASTLE)

Cybercrime and extortion are increasing threats to businesses of all sizes as seen during May’s WannaCry Ransomware attack. This can lead not only to financial loss and a breach of data but also lost productivity and reputational damage. As the threat of cybercrime and extortion continues to evolve, the need to protect your business is of paramount importance.

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The 20th Ward Hadaway Fastest 50 is launched

THE search to find the North East's fastest growing companies has begun with the launch of the Ward Hadaway Fastest 50 for 2017 – the 20th time the annual survey of the region's pace-setting businesses has taken place.

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Tech Nation Visa Breakfast (LEEDS)

The Tech Nation Visa is the perfect way to bring skilled people from outside the EU into the UK tech sector, and it’s in demand. Join us at our free Visa Breakfast on 12th October in Leeds where Tech North and Ward Hadaway will provide you with free advice about the process.

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Procurement Law update (MANCHESTER)

Please note this seminar is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact Ashleigh Chisholm at ashleigh.chisholm@wardhadaway.com.

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General Data Protection Regulation update (LEEDS)

Following July's jam-packed seminar focusing on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we are delighted to announce that we are running a second date of this popular session which will take place on Tuesday 12th September in Leeds.

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Employment law update (NEWCASTLE)

Please note that this seminar is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact Chloe Atkinson on chloe.atkinson@wardhadaway.com

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The Impact of Brexit on Business (NEWCASTLE)

We all have questions about the practical impact of Brexit on our businesses. Join us at this free event on 21st June where North East LEP, CBI and Ward Hadaway will give you the latest update on the progress of Brexit and how it will impact your business from a range of viewpoints.

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Public Sector property update (NEWCASTLE)

We are delighted to be hosting this free breakfast briefing on Thursday 6th July, 8am - 10.30am, where Ward Hadaway's legal experts will consider the latest changes affecting Public Sector property.

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Regeneration after Brexit (NEWCASTLE)

We are delighted to invite you to a free breakfast briefing where experts from Ward Hadaway and Cushman & Wakefield will jointly examine the changing property and economic landscape and the role Local Authorities can play in stimulating economic growth through real estate.

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PFI law update (MANCHESTER)

We are delighted to invite you to join us at our free annual PFI law update taking place on Thursday 8th June in our Manchester office.

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PFI law update (LONDON)

We are delighted to invite you to join us at our free annual PFI law update taking place on Tuesday 23rd May at RIBA offices in Central London.

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PFI law update (NEWCASTLE)

We are delighted to invite you to join us at our free annual PFI law update taking place on Thursday 18th May in our Newcastle office.

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PFI law update (LEEDS)

We are delighted to invite you to join us at our free annual PFI law update taking place on Thursday 11th May in our Leeds office.

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Affordable housing, but at what price? (LEEDS)

With the continuing uncertainties surrounding Brexit, the partial coming into force of the Housing and Planning Act and the February 2017 Housing White Paper "Fixing our Broken Housing Market", the social housing sector is facing one of its biggest challenges. All of this comes at a a time when the deep cuts in rental income and the LHA Cap start to bite.

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The Bus Services Bill – what are your views? (LEEDS)

Ward Hadaway's expert Local Transport Team will discuss the local transport reforms provided for in the Bus Services Bill, and in doing so help inform your response to the most important consultative exercise in the local transport sector for many years - submission deadline 21st March.

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Doing business in the Education sector (LONDON)

We are delighted to invite you to this free half-day workshop in central London for an event that includes guest speakers from the Department for Education and the Department for International Trade to discuss ways in which your business can successfully increase its share of the education market.

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Academies: Governance and Growth (LEEDS)

Ward Hadaway's expert Education Team invite you to this free breakfast briefing on Thursday 16th March 2017 where we will discuss the ways in which academy trusts can grow successfully, whilst also maintaining good governance, and what you need to do to prepare first.

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Academies: Governance & Growth (NEWCASTLE)

Ward Hadaway's expert Education Team invite you to this free breakfast briefing on Tuesday 14th March 2017 where we will discuss the ways in which academy trusts can grow successfully, whilst also maintaining good governance, and what you need to do to prepare first.

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Five strategic HR priorities that you must deal with in 2017 – do you have a plan in place? (LEEDS)

Significant employment law changes are anticipated for 2017 which will require substantial resource and senior stakeholder buy in. Join us at this free half-day event in Leeds on Wednesday 15th March where we will take you through your legal obligations and advise you on the important practical steps that you should be taking to ensure you will be compliant in the following areas:

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Employment Law Update (NEWCASTLE)

Please note that this seminar is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact Chloe Atkinson on chloe.atkinson@wardhadaway.com

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The Apprentice Levy – how will it all work? (LEEDS)

Ward Hadaway, in conjunction with QA Apprenticeships, invite you to this half day workshop on 1 February 2017 where we will guide you through the practical and legal steps required to ensure your organisation is ready to meet its compliance obligations.

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Employment law update (NEWCASTLE)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SEMINAR IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.
If you would like to be added to the waiting list for this seminar, please contact Chloe Atkinson on chloe.atkinson@wardhadaway.com or 0191 204 4074.

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Public Sector property update (NEWCASTLE)

We are delighted to invite you to our free breakfast briefing on Wednesday 2nd November in Newcastle where Ward Hadaway's legal experts will consider the latest changes affecting Public Sector property.

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Procurement law update 2016 (LONDON)

We are delighted to invite you to the hugely popular and free Procurement Law Update, taking place at RIBA offices, London in November. Places always fill up quickly, so register now to secure your place.

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Procurement law update 2016 (MANCHESTER)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SEMINAR IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. If you would like to be added to the waiting list for this seminar, please contact Ashleigh Chisholm on ashleigh.chisholm@wardhadaway.com or 0191 204 4046.

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Procurement law update 2016 (LEEDS)

We are delighted to invite you to the hugely popular and free Procurement Law Update, taking place in our Leeds office in November. Places always fill up quickly, so register now to secure your place.

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PFI law update 2016 (LEEDS)

Come and join us at the second free annual PFI law update hosted by Ward Hadaway's award-winning PFI team. The session will provide you with a thorough update on developments in PFI. We anticipate places to fill up quickly, so book now to secure your place.

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PFI law update 2016 (LONDON)

Come and join us at the second free annual PFI law update hosted by Ward Hadaway's award-winning PFI team. The session will provide you with a thorough update on developments in PFI. We anticipate places to fill up quickly, so book now to secure your place. We are delighted to announce that Simon Hargreaves QC will be joining us as a guest speaker at our free PFI law update.

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PFI law update 2016 (MANCHESTER)

Come and join us at the second free annual PFI law update hosted by Ward Hadaway's award-winning PFI team. The session will provide you with a thorough update on developments in PFI. We anticipate places to fill up quickly, so book now to secure your place.

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PFI law update 2016 (NEWCASTLE)

Come and join us at the second free annual PFI law update hosted by Ward Hadaway's award-winning PFI team. The session will provide you with a thorough update on developments in PFI. We anticipate places to fill up quickly, so book now to secure your place.

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Public Sector property update (NEWCASTLE)

We are delighted to invite you to our free breakfast briefing on Wednesday 25th May in Newcastle. The event is tailored specifically for surveyors, lawyers and all those involved in Public Sector estate management.

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Social Housing breakfast briefing (NEWCASTLE)

With the enactment of the Housing and Planning Bill just around the corner amongst other changes affecting the social housing sector, join us at this free breakfast briefing where our legal experts along with guest speaker, Andrew Smith, Valuation & Finance expert at Savills will address what Registered Providers can do to best weather the storm of rental income reducation.

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Building a bright future

Andrew Dunn, Property Partner at Ward Hadaway in Manchester, continues the build-up to the Ward Hadaway Greater Manchester Fastest 50 Awards 2016 with a look at the region's property sector.

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Employment law update (LEEDS)

We are delighted to invite you to our always popular Employment law update taking place at our office in Leeds on Thursday 10th March, 8.00am - 10.00am.

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Employment law update (NEWCASTLE)

Please note that this seminar is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact Ashleigh Chisholm on 0191 204 4046 or ashleigh.chisholm@wardhadaway.com.

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Employment law update (NEWCASTLE)

Please note that this seminar is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact Ashleigh Chisholm on 0191 204 4046 or ashleigh.chisholm@wardhadaway.com

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Industrial action breakfast seminar (NEWCASTLE)

The Trade Union bill represents the most significant changes to the rules on industrial action in 30 years with the proposed reforms affecting the use of agency workers, ballot thresholds and severely restricting the rules around picketing and protesting.

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WH In-House: In Brief 2016 (NEWCASTLE)

As an in-house lawyer, you are likely to be asked for input on all sorts of topics, whether or not they relate to your core area of expertise. This seminar will comprise a series of short updates about recent developments on a range of legal topics of relevance to in-house lawyers.

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Dynamite award win for Alex

THE Head of Intellectual Property at law firm Ward Hadaway proved to be real dynamite by walking off with a prestigious technology industry award.

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Procurement law update 2015 (MANCHESTER)

Please note that this seminar is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact Ashleigh Chisholm on 0191 204 4046 or ashleigh.chisholm@wardhadaway.com.

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Procurement law update 2015 (LONDON)

We are delighted to invite you to our hugely popular free annual Procurement law update taking place at Royal Institute of British Architects in London on Thursday 26th November, 8.30am - 12.30pm.

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Procurement law update 2015 (NEWCASTLE)

Please note that this seminar is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact Ashleigh Chisholm on 0191 204 4046 or ashleigh.chisholm@wardhadaway.com

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“Whose inheritance is it anyway?”

Many people have been scratching their heads about an Appeal Court ruling made yesterday, awarding an estranged daughter a portion of her mother's estate despite clear instructions in the mother's will to the contrary.

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Employment law update (MANCHESTER)

We are delighted to invite you to this always popular free seminar. The session will be held at our Manchester office on Tuesday 6th October, 8.00am - 10.00am and will ensure that you are kept up-to-date with the latest changes in employment law.

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National GP Federation Showcase 2015

Chaired by the acclaimed Dr James Kingsland OBE, this full day showcase is a perfect opportunity for federations and GP practices considering federating to gain the latest insight into topical issues and
opportunities for federations.

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Employment law update (LEEDS)

We are delighted to invite you to this always popular free seminar. The session will be held at our Leeds office on Tuesday 22nd September, 8.00am - 10.00am and will ensure that you are kept up-to-date with the latest changes in employment law.

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Employment law update (NEWCASTLE)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SEMINAR IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. If you would like to be added to the waiting list please contact Ashleigh Chisholm on 0191 204 4046 or ashleigh.chisholm@wardhadaway.com

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Seminar reveals what lies beneath

THE question of who owns the mines and minerals beneath land and the potential for developers being held to ransom over the exercise of such rights is becoming an increasingly important issue for a range of players in the property sector, according to a leading law firm.

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Pen Shop changes ownership after MBO

EUROPE'S biggest luxury pen retailer, which began life as a vendor of newspapers and stationery in a Newcastle store, is under new ownership for the first time in its 157-year history following a management buy-out (MBO).

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Housing Management Law School – Summer 2015 (LEEDS)

Following the postponement of our sessions that were due to be held in the spring, we are delighted to announce the new date of our free Housing Management Law School taking place in our Leeds office on Wednesday 15th July 2015, 8.30am - 11.45am.

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Legal help for hi-tech start-ups

HI-TECH start-up companies have been getting a helping hand to grow their fledgling businesses from law firm Ward Hadaway as part of the Newcastle Science City's recent Enterprise to Business initiative.

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Property sector is hotting up

As the countdown continues to the Greater Manchester Fastest 50 Awards 2015, Andrew Dunn, Property Partner at award sponsor and organiser Ward Hadaway, discusses the state of the region's property sector.

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Procurement law update: the final form regulations (LEEDS)

Following our 'sold out' updates in November on the draft procurement regulations, we are delighted to invite you to three new seminars where we will provide you with a detailed review of the new Public Contracts Regulations which have now been published in their final form.

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The deals outlook for 2015

As the build-up to the Greater Manchester Fastest 50 2015 continues, Ward Hadaway Corporate Partner Paul Johnson looks at the prospects for corporate deals this year.

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Employment law update (Manchester)

We are delighted to invite you to this always popular free seminar. The session will be held at our Manchester office on Thursday 12th March, 8.00am - 10.00am and will ensure that you are kept up-to-date with the latest legislation changes in employment law.

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Employment law update (Newcastle)

PLEASE NOTE THIS SEMINAR IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact Ashleigh Chisholm on 0191 204 4046 or ashleigh.chisholm@wardhadaway.com

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Harnessing the Northern Powerhouse

As the countdown to the Greater Manchester Fastest 50 2015 continues, Ward Hadaway managing partner Jamie Martin looks at the influence the Northern Powerhouse agenda could have on the region's companies.

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Academies status and structures

Due to unforeseen circumstances this seminar has been cancelled. Should you have any queries, please contact Ashleigh Chisholm on 0191 204 4046 or ashleigh.chisholm@wardhadaway.com

Are you a school that hasn't become an academy? Would you like to know more about your school's options for academy status and how to work with other schools and academies?

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So you want to get commercial?

BDO and Ward Hadaway have created a tailored event which will provide you with all of the information you need to establish and run a successful and well informed commercial enterprise utilising your powers under the NHS Act 2006.

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Getting creative with funding

CREATIVE and digital businesses looking to fund their ventures can get the low-down on some of the options available at a special free event supported by Ward Hadaway later this month.

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Procurement law update (Leeds)

Following the Draft Public Contract Regulations 2015 being published on 19th September, we are delighted to invite you to our free procurement law update seminar being held at our office in Leeds.

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Apprenticeships – the essential guide (Manchester)

Lord Sugar has just taken on his latest band of hopeful (some might say misguided!) apprentices for another round of hiring and firing, back in the real world we are seeing calls for more training opportunities continue to increase and party leaders putting apprenticeships high on their agendas as we approach next years election. Are you up-to-speed with this hot topic?

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Apprenticeships – the essential guide (Leeds)

Lord Sugar has just taken on his latest band of hopeful (some might say misguided!) apprentices for another round of hiring and firing, back in the real world we are seeing calls for more training opportunities continue to increase and party leaders putting apprenticeships high on their agendas as we approach next years election. Are you up-to-speed with this hot topic?

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Procurement law update (Newcastle)

PLEASE NOTE THIS SEMINAR IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact Ashleigh Chisholm on 0191 204 4046 or ashleigh.chisholm@wardhadaway.com.

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The Fastest 50 2014 revealed

TODAY is the day when we reveal the businesses which have made it into the Ward Hadaway Fastest 50 for 2014 – the comprehensive list of the North-East’s fastest-growing private businesses.

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£22m college extension opens

LAW firm Ward Hadaway and project management consultancy Turner & Townsend have played their part in the creation of a £22m extension at Sunderland College.

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IT company advances with investment boost

A TECHNOLOGY company which specialises in providing managed IT services for a range of public and private sector customers is set for further expansion after investment from the Finance for Business North East Angel Fund.

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WH In-House – the commercial contract life cycle (Leeds)

Commercial contracts are the bread and butter of many in-house lawyers, but long term (often strategic) commercial agreements can present a range of particular challenges; touching areas of law with which you might be less familiar, such as data protection and TUPE.

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Employment law update (Leeds)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SEMINAR IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact Ashleigh Chisholm on 0191 204 4046 or ashleigh.chisholm@wardhadaway.com.

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Employment law update (Newcastle)

PLEASE NOTE THIS SEMINAR IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact Ashleigh Chisholm on 0191 204 4046 or ashleigh.chisholm@wardhadaway.com.

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Major workplace changes on the way

A MAJOR shake-up in the workplace is on the way which could see employers struggling to balance their businesses with new obligations to their employees, a leading law firm has warned.

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Managing sickness absence

DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS SEMINAR HAS BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE CONTACT ASHLEIGH CHISHOLM ON 0191 204 4046 OR ASHLEIGH.CHISHOLM@WARDHADAWAY.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Last year 131 million days were lost to sickness absence across the UK costing businesses £29bn.

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Housing Management Law School – Newcastle

It's time for colleagues to return to the classroom for the free Ward Hadaway Housing Management Law School. This will be the third in our series of Law Schools. Spring term sees a brand new programme, with speakers, including a guest speaker from Zenith Chambers, covering up to the minute topics. There will also be a chance to brush up on existing skills.

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Hot Topics for Charities and Social Enterprises

Ward Hadaway is delighted to invite you to their free Charity seminar which will be taking place on Tuesday 20th May, 8.00am - 12.30pm, in our Newcastle office which will provide an update on legal and other issues that are affecting the charity sector right now.

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Housing Management Law School – Leeds

It's time for colleagues to return to the classroom for the free Ward Hadaway Housing Management Law School. This will be the third in our series of Law Schools. Spring term sees a brand new programme, with speakers, including a guest speaker from Zenith Chambers, covering up to the minute topics. There will also be a chance to brush up on existing skills.

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Employment law update – Manchester

This always popular seminar will ensure that you are kept up-to-date with the latest legislation changes in employment law and is a chance to catch up with your peers on the issues that are currently affecting your businesses.

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Employment law update – Leeds

This always popular seminar will ensure that you are kept up-to-date with the latest changes in employment law and is a chance to catch up with your peers on the issues that are currently affecting your businesses.

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WH In-House – Contract Law Update – Leeds

Following the popularity of previous events in both our Newcastle and Leeds offices, we are delighted that Professor Ewan McKendrick will again be joining us to deliver the Contract Law Update seminar specifically for in-house lawyers.

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TUPE update

With the government announcing that changes to the TUPE regulations are coming into force on 31st January, Ward Hadaway's employment law experts will be holding a free seminar at 8.30am on Thursday 20th March to look at what these changes mean for businesses.

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Procurement law update

Due to popular demand Ward Hadaway are delighted to be holding the second session of the annual procurement law seminar on Wednesday 19th March in our Manchester office from 1.00pm - 5.00pm

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Procurement law update

Following its success in previous years, Ward Hadaway are delighted to be holding the annual procurement law seminar on Wednesday 19th March in our Mancheste office from 8.30am - 12.30pm.

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Family farming – a practical guide

Following its success in previous years, we are delighted to invite you to attend Ward Hadaway's 'Family Farming – a practical guide' seminar taking place on Tuesday 11th March.

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Procurement law update

Following its success in previous years, Ward Hadaway are delighted to be holding the annual procurement law seminar on Tuesday 11th March in our Leeds office from 8.30am - 12.30pm.

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Twins’ double vision secures award win

VISITORS to law firm Ward Hadaway could be forgiven for seeing double after trainee solicitors and identical twins Hollie and Melissa Walker shared an award for being the top Northumbria University law graduate – after getting the same marks.

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Ward Hadaway advises on private equity purchase

LAW firm Ward Hadaway has advised equity investor Total Capital Partners on its backing of the buy-out of Meter Provida Ltd (MPL), a supply-chain management firm serving the gas metering industry, from its parent company Fusion Group Ltd.

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Law firm advises on £22m investment

LAW firm Ward Hadaway has advised global specialist recruitment company Nigel Frank International on a £22m investment in the business by ISIS Equity Partners and HSBC Bank plc.

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Ward Hadaway advises on healthcare investment

CORPORATE experts from Ward Hadaway have provided advice to The North West Fund for Biomedical, managed by SPARK Impact, on its investment in Perfectus Biomed, a company which uses bacteria testing to help develop new healthcare products.

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Print move for Buffalo Group

ENGINEERING specialist The Buffalo Group is expanding its operations into the printing sector with the acquisition of a leading specialist manufacturer.

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