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Celebrating 30 years together

Throughout our 30 years we have prided ourselves on delivering exceptional service to our clients by investing in the best team of people possible.

This clear, relentless focus has helped us to build a thriving Northern business and to forge strong roots across the region.


The name of Ward Hadaway was created as a result of a merger between Septimus G Ward and Rose and the Newcastle office of Hadaway and Hadaway. A smaller Firm, Swinburn G. Wilson was also integrated at approximately the same time. Our offices were located on Hood Street in Newcastle City Centre.

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A further merger between Ward Hadaway and Wheldon Houlsby and Scott occurred on 1 May 1996 to make Ward Hadaway the broad based practice it is today.

Graphic for 1996


The Newcastle office relocated to Sandgate House on the prestigious Quayside development. We were the first law firm there.

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1988 - 2018

No one can be sure in business what the next 30 years will bring but we can promise you one thing - we will continue to adapt to ensure our service constantly impresses, to give our clients what they want and deserve.

To achieve this we will retain and build on the outstanding people that make Ward Hadaway the vibrant law firm it is today.

Here's to the next 30 years.

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11 Oct 2019

North East Fastest 50 winners awarded

The North East’s fastest growing companies 2019 were crowned at a celebratory awards ceremony at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, streamed live online for the first time, on Friday 11 October.

25 Oct 2019

Housing disrepair claims: the calm before the storm

Claims management firms are eyeing up the social housing sector as a potential source of revenue. At a recent seminar, our social housing team warned the sector it needed to brace itself for a surge in housing disrepair claims

24 Oct 2019

Super League Grand Final

Earlier this month, one day ahead of the end-of-season Super League Grand Final, our Manchester and Leeds partners hosted a very special lunch at Albert Square Chop House in Manchester.

17 Oct 2019

Disruptive behaviour

Managing Directors Dan Appleby of Drummond Central, Nick Salloway of Status Digital and Gavin Sewell, CEO of honcho, discuss how disruption can lead to growth with Alex Shiel, Head of Intellectual Property (IP) and IT at Ward Hadaway.