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Welcome to Real estate

An industry which has so many different areas requires a legal service to match.

That is why our award-winning real estate team combines the skills of a whole range of lawyers, planners and professionals to offer the complete service to clients across all sectors.2865-wh_awards_winner_logo_283x295

Our team has worked on some of the most significant real estate transactions in the North and handles the property requirements of business and organisations right across the UK, including a number of national retail chains and major players in the property sector, including many of the country’s leading house builders.

With over 50 specialist lawyers to call on, we have the strength in depth to tackle any project, development or issue.

Whether it is office, industrial, leisure, energy, renewables, retail or development, our mix of specialist property, construction, tax, regulatory and property litigation lawyers together with our planners provide fully integrated property expertise to maximise opportunities for our clients.

We offer a fully integrated and joined up service matched to your precise requirements to ensure your project is fully and comprehensively supported from the outset for all key stages to completion.

We are able to offer real estate clients support and advice from our specialist property, planning, development and regeneration, construction, environmental and tax lawyers.

Our knowledge and experience of sectors such as manufacturing and retail, financial, hotel and leisure, private health and renewable energy means that we are able to offer a full range of property services to clients whose property interests and transactions are not necessarily core to their business.

Our services include:

To find out more about how our legal service could help you, please get in touch.

What Our Clients Say

  • "The excellent service we receive leaves us confident in Ward Hadaway's ability to handle all our legal work"

    Bernard Rooney, Regional Managing Director, Central, Barratt Developments.

  • "The Ward Hadaway property team has a clear understanding of the needs of housebuilders"

    Richard Bass, Regional Land Director, Keepmoat.

  • "I have worked with the partners of Ward Hadaway in various ways since 1995. In that time there has been multitude of changes, significant challenges and of course numerous successes. We have shared them all, and no matter the time of day or the degree of the challenge, Ward Hadaway have always provide considered, cautious , and above all helpful advice that has added to the value of the project and the delivery of our business objectives."

    Michael Ingall, Chief Executive, Allied London plc.

Independent Verdict

  • “A top-quality service together with a highly professional tailored approach.”

    Chambers & Partners

  • "Ward Hadaway ‘provides excellent service, even in difficult situations’."

    Legal 500

  • "Highly regarded full-service property practice acting for a number of household-name clients. Regularly represents national housebuilders, as well as several commercial developers and public sector organisations. Offers additional strength in property-secured lending."

    Chambers & Partners

  • "The team is very responsive to our requirements, and presents sometimes difficult issues in a manner that can be easily understood by the client."

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners

  • "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

  • "Strong relationships with high-profile house builder clients, advising on acquisitions, site assembly, development and disposals. Also acts for local authorities and national banks. Further specialism in the healthcare and energy sectors."

    Chambers & Partners

  • "The service is fantastic. They have some really good solicitors who understand commercially what we're about."

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners

  • "They come across as commercial and pragmatic, and understand that clients are working to a budget and timeline."

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners

  • "They have true expert back-up and genuine strength in depth, not just in real estate matters but also in related fields."

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners

  • "The property team at Ward Hadaway provides an 'excellent service'."

    Legal 500

Real estate News and Events

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Real estate briefings, observation and comment

Planning Law Speed Read – January 2017

posted: January, 2017

The first planning law Speed Read of 2017 looks at topics including starter homes, garden villages, neighbourhood planning and proposed improvements to the use of planning conditions.

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Government presses on with its Apprenticeship Levy plans

posted: October, 2016

In line with its commitment to implement new apprenticeship arrangements from next May, a raft of documentation was published on 25 October 2016 on GOV.UK. Publications from the Department for Education (DfE) and the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) set out in considerable detail how levy and apprenticeship training will interact as the Government looks to drive up both quality and quantity in apprenticeships.

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