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As a business owner or director of an organisation, investing in property is crucial, second to your staff, it's often your biggest investment.

While property can enable you to establish or expand your business, negotiating the various procedures, rules and regulations around buying or leasing commercial premises can be daunting.

Our award-winning multi-disciplinary team of legal professionals, one of the largest in the North, is here to help. We handle the property requirements of business and organisations across the UK. We offer a full legal service and our breadth and depth of experience mean we understand your world and can use our expertise to support your business premise needs.

We advise businesses and organisations across all sectors on everything from acquisitions and disposals, property development and planning to property disputes, finance, landlord and tenant matters and everything in-between.

Our team of legal experts and planners provide a complete and robust service, strategic thinking and practical business advice throughout the transactional process, to successfully secure your next premises.

Our services

We are able to advise on all property related matters including:

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Alex Wright

Partner | Built Environment

+44 (0) 330 137 3537

+44 (0)752 590 3433

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Heather Markham

Partner | Built Environment

+44 (0) 330 137 3533

+44 (0)759 556 5070

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Neil Smith

Partner | Built Environment

+44 (0) 330 137 3536

+44 (0)773 846 1919

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Simon Errington

Partner | Built Environment

+44 (0) 330 137 3531

+44 (0)752 522 5770

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Jonathan Dickson

Partner | Built Environment

+44 (0) 330 137 3524

+44 (0)788 555 7001

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What people say

  • Ward Hadaway truly provide a one to one service, attention to detail and ensuring everything is clear and concise. Nothing ever feels difficult, always willing to go the extra mile and certainly obtainable at all hours. They are always accessible, make more of an effort keeping clients updated rather than being chased and the documentation provided in relation to transactions is vital for referencing after the event.

    Legal 500, Client quote
  • Ward Hadaway’s team is part of our team and acts as such. Our success is their success and vica versa. Both teams are aware of each others’ strengths and weaknesses and accommodate them.

    Legal 500, Client quote
  • Ward Hadaway compares favourably to other firms, helped by direct access to a partner who has been very willing to help on a range of matters and willing to talk things through in an uncomplicated way.

    Client quote
  • Always prepared to go the extra mile and is prepared to resource work and to keep you in the loop...the lawyers' commitment to the roles is evident and provides comfort that we as a company are in good hands.

    Client quote
  • For many years we have used the Title Overlay Plan service (TOP) provided by Ward Hadaway’s Plan Technicians and it has proved extremely useful in providing and bringing forward vital information at an early stage in the site/project appraisal process. The TOP service is invaluable to us and our professional teams including architects and engineers and has helped us save money and manage risk.

    Neil Milburn, Development Director, Barratt Homes
  • Clear and consistent advice from a dedicated team.

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • The service is fantastic. They have some really good solicitors who understand commercially what we're about.

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • Having been in our previous offices for over twenty years, it was vital that our new premises provided the right atmosphere for the business and allowed the company to grow further. Ward Hadaway’s help was invaluable in sorting out the legal and commercial arrangements with our old and new landlords.

    Nick Lambert, Finance Director, Orchard Information Systems
  • High-quality property work advising a variety of parties at regional and national level. Particular knowledge in areas such as agricultural, mines and minerals, and waste, with significant expertise in the public sector. Particularly active in development and financing work for clients including national house builders and landowners. Additionally advises on acquisitions, leasing and disposals advice for private investors and joint ventures.

    Chambers & Partners

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