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Ward Hadaway LLP

Construction

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What the team is known for

Well-regarded team with a fine track record on large-scale construction projects. Notably active in the engineering, commercial development and housebuilding sectors. Clients range from public sector bodies to private developers, contractors and house builders. Regularly assists with construction disputes. Also advises a number of universities on major projects, including student accommodation and academic building developments.

Strengths

One client says: "We have a very good working relationship with Ward Hadaway; they are like an extension of our in-house team."

Another notes the team made "more of an effort to understand my business than previous firms I have dealt with. This has meant that the advice they provide is tailored to their understanding of our relationships with specific clients rather than simply taking a 'one size fits all' approach."

Work highlights

Represented the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on agreements for a substantial redevelopment of its estate.

Notable practitioners

Alan Ross advises clients on non-contentious construction matters, including drafting and negotiating contracts for development projects. His clients include contractors, universities and local councils.

Neil Williamson assists private sector and public sector clients with both contentious and non-contentious construction matters.
"A very technically capable lawyer who responds very quickly to our requests, manages the matters very well, and is able to explain quite tricky legal positions in a  succinct way, giving examples and guiding the client to where their focus is needed."

Paul Reekie has substantial experience handling contentious construction matters ranging from design defects to payment disputes. He frequently advises clients on construction documentation, including drafting and negotiating building contracts.

Tim Craig advises on both contentious and non-contentious construction matters. He acts for a range of clients including contractors, house builders, retailers, councils and care homes.

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Overview

Commercial development including industrial, commercial, retail, hotel, leisure and residential projects.

Public sector projects particularly for local authorities, the emergency services, health and education clients.

Heavyweight engineering projects and disputes particularly in the oil and gas, energy, process engineering, pharmaceuticals, mining and rail engineering sectors.

House building and care homes including projects for house builders, developers and contractors.

Acting for funders and local authorities in connection with the funding of property development projects

Construction

Ward Hadaway LLP

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Location

Sandgate House

102 Quayside

Newcastle upon Tyne

Tyne & Wear

UK

NE1 3DX

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North East

Construction


Alan Ross
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Neil Williamson
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Paul Reekie
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