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If you work for an organisation in the healthcare sector, then it is likely at some point you’ll be involved in a dispute; whether that’s bringing a claim or defending one.

Disputes of any kind give rise to a risk of liability, exposure to damages and costs, plus they  take up valuable time and resources. You therefore need an expert team by your side to help mitigate these risks and guide you to a successful resolution.

Our award winning healthcare dispute specialists are top-ranked in the legal directories and a two time winner of the Legal 500 dispute resolution firm of the year (outside London) award. We also form part of one of the largest Healthcare practices in the North and as dispute lawyers are known for the breadth of our expertise, our commitment to our clients, astute and pragmatic advice, plus our ability to think outside the box.

Whether you have a contractual, procurement or partnership dispute, a Judicial Review application, or whatever the issue is that gives rise to your dispute, you can rest assured that our team has the know-how to support your healthcare organisation.

Going to court is hopefully the last resort and our team also has a wealth of experience of  mediation and other more cost-effective and timely ways of resolving disputes. If your case does reach court, you can be assured of our proven trial experience and successful track record.

If you find yourself in a dispute, you need a proactive, experienced team in your corner able to deliver the very best outcome for you.

We are here and ready to help.

Our services
  • Contractual disputes
  • Defamation and Reputation Management
  • Fraud
  • Intellectual Property matters
  • IT disputes
  • Judicial Review applications
  • Misfeasance
  • PFI disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Public procurement disputes and challenges

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Peter Hornsey

Partner | Head of Commercial Litigation

+44 (0) 330 137 3314

+44 (0)792 149 8908

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Robert Glassford

Partner | Commercial Litigation

+44 (0) 330 137 3313

+44 (0)752 522 4545

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What people say

  • They offer unparalleled legal knowledge and advice to clients at critical moments during disputes providing practical effective solutions including unparalleled litigation expertise.

    Legal 500, Client quote
  • Nicola Evans is a standout partner, particularly in fraud work. Very easy to get on with and with a first class legal brain. Melissa Munday is an excellent associate.

    Legal 500, Client quote
  • The Manchester team are dynamic. They have excellent client management whilst, at the same time, maintaining great relationships with counsel and experts to ensure that the litigation team are joined up throughout. The team are affable and down-to-earth with a broad and growing practice.

    Legal 500, Client quote
  • Ward Hadaway are absolutely first rate - they are an excellent firm for litigation, regionally, nationally and, increasingly, internationally.

    Chambers & Partners
  • The team are highly professional with excellent knowledge of the NHS and in particular the Ambulance Service. They are very reliable and promptly respond to clients requests. Ward Hadaway are an exceptionally client-focused firm who truly work in partnership with Trust. Overall we have an extremely good working relationship providing high quality and value for money.

    Alan Gallagher, Head of Risk and Regulatory Services, North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
  • We have a real sense of a fresh approach from Ward Hadaway in terms of client engagement which is providing the Trust with added value benefits in terms of both cost and quality of service.

    Paul Dowell MCIPS, Deputy Head of Procurement & Supplies, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
  • An exceptional and wide-ranging presence in high-value commercial litigation in the North East and Northern England. Enviable bench strength with the capacity to handle matters including shareholder disputes, professional negligence, insurance disputes and fraud.

    Chambers & Partners
  • Outstanding practice offering capabilities in all areas of commercial litigation and acting for both claimants and defendants. Offers particular expertise in professional negligence, director and shareholder, financial and insurance-related disputes. Popular with both companies and individuals in the transport, insurance and healthcare sectors.

    Chambers & Partners
  • "It is a strong, hard-working team that puts the client first."

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners

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