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As a full service law firm, we offer a huge variety of services to a wide cross section of client groups. We have broken this down into five core areas - browse below to choose what best suits you. If you are not sure, use the Search facility to help, or simply get in touch.

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Businesses

From start-ups to PLCs, long-established manufacturers to emerging tech companies, regional enterprises to international operators, our vast depth of expertise and experience is capable of meeting the diverse needs of varied businesses. We gain an understanding of the drivers behind your organisation and are able to assemble the best team from our deep pool of talent. We can help support you and your teams along your business journey. We take a firm commercial and pragmatic approach, with a clear focus on delivering the outcomes you require in the most appropriate and cost-effective way.

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Sarah Stockdale

Built Environment

Meeting the needs of those operating in the built environment sector requires a vast array of specialist and complementary skills. Over many years we have invested in building one of the largest and most experienced teams in the North, which works with a diverse range of major clients across the country. So whatever your needs – as a national house builder, commercial or industrial developer, social housing provider, local authority, rural landowner, investor, leisure operator, tenant, land-and-property-owning charity, or supermarket – we've got you covered.

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James Donnelly

Healthcare

Providing advice to those operating across healthcare requires a very high level of specialism and expertise. For example, our clinical negligence specialists are one of a handful of teams on the national NHS Resolution panel. Our commercial experts are leaders in the fields of PFI management and procurement. Our healthcare employment lawyers are well-versed in the people management challenges of one of the world's largest employers. Our property professionals can assist with the opportunities and challenges which the healthcare estate presents. These specialist skills, and more, are applied across a wide spectrum of the healthcare sector, including working with Trusts and CCGs, doctors and dentists, charitable organisations and private providers.

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Christopher Bowen

Public and Third sector

Those working in the public and third sectors operate in an often sensitive environment. They can be under significant scrutiny, as they use limited resources to try to achieve maximum impact and benefit. So whether working with educational establishments, local authorities or blue light services, with charities or social enterprises, our teams are highly experienced in providing a robust, efficient and effective service.

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Debbie Spence

Private individuals

Private client lawyers are involved when we are planning for the future – succession planning and wills, pre-nups, partnership agreements – or when dealing with the worst – divorce, disputes, losing a loved one. Our specialist teams are as sensitive as they are skilled, and help guide you through these complex and emotional times. They combine this with a steely determination and depth of experience which gives you the confidence you are in the best possible hands.

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What people say

  • Ward Hadaway is ‘well ahead of its North-Eastern competition’ … a ‘dynamic firm always looking to the future and for ways to improve its service’.

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • The client care the team provides is excellent and they are very competitive in terms of money. The lawyers are personable, proactive and responsive.

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • Very impressive team that provides very commercial and timely advice that's also business-friendly.

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • They are very responsive, always available and very good value.

    CLIENT QUOTE, CHAMBERS LEGAL DIRECTORY
  • The ‘strong and proactive’ team stands out for its ‘excellent response times’ and ‘tenacious approach to solving challenging issues’, while ‘maintaining high standards at all times.'

    Legal 500
  • Ward Hadaway’s ‘large and highly motivated team provides comfort and value for money.'

    Legal 500
  • Very attentive and doesn't overcharge - you're a client rather than an invoice.

    Chambers & Partners
  • This well-established team maintains a strong reputation, and…is able to provide clients with specialist advice on high-value financial provision matters, public children law and cross-border children disputes.

    Chambers & Partners
  • It would be difficult to better the knowledge that the team has and the fees that it charges.

    Chambers & Partners
  • Clients were eager to offer resounding praise for this firm's commercial adaptability, co-operative approach and polished business acumen.

    Chambers & Partners
  • The team works closely with colleagues in the firm's Leeds and Manchester offices to provide a comprehensive service to its national client base.

    Chambers & Partners
  • They try to find solutions rather than be dogmatic about a legal point.

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • Great professionalism, wide-ranging expertise and excellent communication

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

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • Good mix of technical academic talent and good lawyers who understand clients.

    Chambers & Partners

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