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This year's North West Fastest 50 Awards were a great success and it was fantastic to see so many of you attend the ceremony.

Many of the Ward Hadaway team were in attendance at the awards and thoroughly enjoyed meeting you. They are available to continue any conversations you were having or to answer any of your queries. Below we have provided some mini profiles to help you put faces to names.

If you would like to connect with any other attendee from the awards, we would be more than happy to facilitate an introduction. Please email and we will be in touch.

Ward Hadaway attendees

  • Liz Bottrill

    With over 30 years’ experience, Liz is recognised as an expert in the field of family law having advised thousands of people through the myriad of issues that arise when a relationship breaks down.

    Clients appreciate Liz’s down to earth approach and ability to translate complex legal issues into easily understood advice allowing them to make important decisions for their future with confidence despite the emotional turmoil going on around them.

    Contact Liz

  • Paul Johnson

    Paul is a partner in the corporate department and deals with a wide range of corporate matters including Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity, acting for management and institutions.

    Paul regularly acts for owner-managed businesses and has a particular interest in family-owned companies.

    Contact Paul

  • Andrew Dunn

    Andrew is a partner in the housing team. Andrew’s in-depth understanding of the strategic drivers, risks and opportunities integral to  property transactions means that his clients look on him as a dedicated and trusted extension of their own internal teams, adding value quickly and staying involved on a daily basis, driving solutions and managing expectations.

    Contact Andrew

  • Oliver Bagnall

    Oliver specialises in all areas of non-contentious real estate, with a particular emphasis on residential property development.

    Contact Oliver

  • Sean FitzGerald

    Sean is a Corporate Partner with more than 30 years’ experience advising on a wide range of deals. He provides legal advice to clients undertaking transactions including sales, acquisitions, mergers, investments and private equity deals.

    Contact Sean

  • Caroline Shafar

    Caroline has over 20 years’ experience of acting primarily for employers in both the private and public sector.

    Caroline’s expertise is in supporting Boards and HR teams with strategy, difficult employees, challenging situations, investigations and complex and high value litigation in the Employment Tribunal, Appeal Tribunal and Court of Appeal. Her focus is on finding alternative and creative solutions for her clients to avoid unnecessary and costly disputes.

    Contact Caroline

  • Charlotte Nuttall

    Charlotte is a legal director specialising exclusively in employment law. Charlotte has over 12 years’ experience of acting predominantly for employers within the private sector, with particular experience in the manufacturing, leisure & hospitality, tech, storage and care sectors.

    Contact Charlotte

  • Danny Costello

    Danny has been at Ward Hadaway for over 8 years and has previously worked in our plots sales team acting for national and regional housebuilders disposing of new build homes.

    More recently Danny has moved into our land acquisitions and development team where he acts for residential and commercial developers on residential, commercial and mixed use development projects.

    Contact Danny

  • Hollie Walsh

    Hollie is a Solicitor working in the Corporate team.

    Hollie regularly acts on a range of corporate matters (including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and investments, company re-organisations, restructuring and refinancing) for companies, management teams, investors and shareholders across a broad spectrum of industry sectors.

    Contact Hollie

  • Fameeda Shafiq

    Fameeda is an experienced regulatory lawyer with particular expertise in professional discipline and court of protection matters.

    Fameeda has extensive experience in advising regulatory bodies and those who are regulated, particularly within the healthcare and social care sector. She regularly advises NHS clients in relation to court of protection and medical treatment matters.

    Contact Fameeda

  • Rachel Ward

    Rachel is a Partner in the Matrimonial team and based in our Manchester Office. Rachel has over 10 years’ experience working in family law and has practised exclusively in family law since being admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.

    Rachel’s caseload is diverse. She specialises in all areas of family law, ranging from drafting pre-nuptial, post nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements to divorce and finances.

    Contact Rachel

  • Kathryn Bullen

    Kathryn is a solicitor in the Social Housing Litigation Team

    Kathryn acts on behalf of social housing clients in matters of anti-social behaviour, possession, disrepair and general housing management. Kathryn advocates on many of her own hearings when so required. Kathryn is helping Melanie develop the Manchester office and team.

    Contact Kathryn