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Ward Hadaway

Real Estate

4 ranked lawyersBand 1North EastUK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Highly regarded full-service property practice acting for a number of household-name clients. Regularly represents national house builders, as well as several commercial developers and public sector organisations. Offers additional strength in property-secured lending, while also impressing with its strength in office and industrial landlord and tenant matters. Advises on significant regeneration schemes, in addition to handling high-value property acquisitions and disposals.

Strengths

"The team has a very good understanding of client needs and associated pressures," remarks one client, adding: "They are very good at putting the correct team together to match the complexities and needs of projects."

Another client comments: "Ward Hadaway places great importance on maintaining a strong working relationship with clients. They have a great understanding of our business, and this allows them to continually deliver a highly bespoke service."

Interviewees say: "The team provides good commercial legal advice that is tailored to client requirements."

Work highlights

Advised Northumberland Estates on its acquisition and subsequent development of the Willowburn Retail Park in Alnwick.

Notable practitioners

Alex Cox is highly respected for his broad real estate practice, which focuses on the development of commercial and mixed-use properties. He also has expertise relating to rural property and energy projects.
"He is commercial, sensible and gets things done."

Alex Wright is adept at assisting clients with the acquisition, disposal and development of commercial and industrial properties. He also handles landlord and tenant matters and real estate issues stemming from corporate insolvencies.
"He is a very responsive and pragmatic lawyer who understands our needs and works hard to find solutions to our issues."

Lesley Fairclough frequently advises house builders and developers on significant real estate transactions. She has extensive experience advising on the acquisition, sale and development of commercial and residential property.
"She is always responsive and gives good advice."

Simon Errington handles a wide range of matters related to commercial property, including acquisitions, financings, and landlord and tenant work. He is noted for his specialist knowledge of real estate transactions in the hospitality sector.
"He's a very clever lawyer who has a good reputation."

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Overview

The firm provides the full range of property services from site identification and planning through finance, development and construction, to completion and onward sales. It is one of the foremost legal providers to the UK’s leading housebuilders, as well as advising commercial developers, major national retail chains and property investors. It also has specialist teams advising on public sector property issues and providing services to the social housing sector.

Real Estate Department

Ward Hadaway

firm
Department location

Sandgate House

102 Quayside

Newcastle upon Tyne

Tyne & Wear

UK

NE1 3DX

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North East

Real Estate


Alex Wright
Band 4
Lesley Fairclough
Band 3
Simon Errington
Band 4