08 Jan 2018
Ward Hadaway has been shortlisted for a top healthcare award which recognises the best partnerships with the NHS.
NHS organisations and those who work within them are faced with myriad challenges every working day.
From patient care and obligations to property matters and staff issues, senior managers within NHS organisations need to be able to juggle a wide range of priorities without letting any of them slip.
As a result, what you need when it comes to legal support is a firm that works as hard as you do.
Ward Hadaway’s healthcare team is nationally recognised as one of the best around, with leading experts underpinned by a dedicated and substantial support base.
We work with NHS organisations across the country day-in, day-out so we know what kind of issues you face and the pressures under which you work.
We are always up to speed with new developments and new thinking. Much of our work is ground-breaking and of Pathfinder status.
Ward Hadaway has again been awarded the coveted title of PFI Law Firm of the Year, this time for 2016, having previously won the award in 2013 and 2014.
The award from industry publication Corporate INTL was based on the firm’s continuing input into making long term PFI contracts more efficient, operate more effectively and become considerably more cost-effective.
We always work alongside our clients to identify new ways of working which increase efficiency and effectiveness and we run an extensive training and seminar programme.
We don’t blind our NHS partners with science or lapse into technical jargon; instead we aim to give you the very best advice delivered in a language that you can understand.
Our approach means our comprehensive services are in demand from NHS organisations across the spectrum and around the country.
We provide legal support to more than 70 NHS organisations across England, from the Scottish Borders to Cornwall
We are also:
We have nationally recognised expertise in advising NHS organisations on procurement, commercial, contracting, funding and property issues.
Our services also include advice on:
For more information on how we can help you, please check out our brochure or get in touch.
"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."
"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."
"Melanie [Gavin] has provided me with highly professional, tailored support. She will always go the extra mile and demonstrates all of our values in how she achieves excellence in her outcomes. I cannot recommend her highly enough."
"A proper thank you to yourself and the team at Ward Hadaway for all your support, hard work, expertise and advice in finalising our recent land sale contract. I was consistently confident in the advice and approach and grateful for the work undertaken with little notice and in unsocial hours."
"Melanie Gavin from Ward Hadaway approached the Trust in 2011 and put forward a proposal to review our legal spend with the various legal providers with a view to provide savings. She identified that savings could be made and also provided more flexible pricing options which we have continued to use and continue to be happy with how the service is delivered. We also received the added value that Melanie said would be provided. The pricing structure enables greater flexibility with regard to pricing and also offers greater transparency in as much that we know what we are paying at any particular time."
"Thank you so much for all the work you have put into supporting the Trust through the CQC inspection. I know from feedback from the senior team in particular that everyone has found the preparation, prompts and face to face support extremely helpful and not only has this enabled us to present as a coherent and informed team but at individual level has given people confidence and helped them think through the particular contribution they make and give examples of good practice. For me personally it was invaluable support and gave me both a structure within which to present my contribution to the Trust to CQC and a great deal of information that enabled me to demonstrate that I was not just knowledgable about our processes and policies but in touch with staff, services and the many great developments within the Trust."
"I would like to thank you so much for the help that you gave me in preparing for my interview with CQC. It was great to be able to work with someone who had a deep knowledge of the whole process coupled with a can-do approach. It was like an injection of confidence."
"You certainly made us reflect and consider the various elements that could possibly be raised and as a result we were able to think these through and prepare much more thoroughly our answers. It really helped doing this together so there was consistency and also a chance to think things through together. It also helped us to stop and think the whole thing through and the key messages to weave into our responses."
"Immensely helpful. Thank you very much for the support, your shared experiences and help compiling feedback."
"Always gives appropriate advice and acts in a sensitive and helpful manner that is easily relied upon"
"A top performer"
"Incredibly responsive’ department"
"Stealth-like command of the healthcare sector"
“Ward Hadaway offers an ‘all-round excellent service’ across the areas of education, health and local government."
"Noted for its representation of the NHSLA and a variety of NHS foundation trusts in defence of maximum severity clinical negligence claims. Highly experienced team of trial lawyers with an impressive track record on liability trials."
"The solicitors are bright and I enjoy the intellectual aspect of working with them."
"They give sound legal advice and they are responsive."
"They are very good to deal with and all of the people there are very impressive."
"Ward Hadaway is a leading presence on the public sector side, across health, education and local government."
"recognised for its expertise in defending clinical negligence claims on behalf of the NHS."
"The firm acts for a great range of NHS clients and is especially noted for its healthcare litigation practice."
"Ward Hadaway... continues to stand out for its public sector work."
"Ward Hadaway is valued for its 'responsiveness and proactive involvement' in driving matters forward, and for its ability to find solutions to problems."