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Ward Hadaway

SANDGATE HOUSE, 102 QUAYSIDE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 3DX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0191 204 4000
Fax:
Fax 0191 204 4001
DX:
730360 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE-30
Email:
Web:
www.wardhadaway.com
Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne

Russell Ward

Tel:
Work 0191 204 4340
Email:
Ward Hadaway

Work Department

Commercial Litigation

Position

Partner

Career

Russell is a Partner in the Commercial Litigation Department in Ward Hadaway's Newcastle and Leeds offices.

Russell trained with the firm and joined the commercial litigation team as a newly qualified solicitor in September 2006. Russell was subsequently promoted to associate in May 2011 and to Partner in May 2015.

Russell has obtained an excellent level of experience in a wide variety of cases and has been heavily involved in a range of commercial disputes.

He has significant experience of matters of professional negligence against valuers and solicitors, as well as accountants and other professionals.

In addition, Russell has significant experience of employment claims which fall outside of the remit of the tribunals and within the jurisdiction of the courts, specifically with respect to matters of breach of confidence and breaches of post-termination restrictive covenants, as well as of complex disputed debts, breach of contract and tort claims.


North: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Newcastle

Within: Commercial litigation: Newcastle

Covering a broad range of commercial litigation, Ward Hadaway’s ‘very professional, knowledgeable and honest’ team ‘is one of the big players in the Newcastle and North East commercial disputes market’ and stands out for its ‘good communication skills, well-prepared advice and careful analysis’. Acting for a number of NHS trusts, Martin Woodford represented Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust in a dispute with the Bank of Scotland pertaining to a termination notice for a multimillion-pound PFI agreement, while, in other work, team head Peter Hornsey represented Ebac in a manufacturing dispute with STMicroelectronics pertaining to faulty dehumidifiers manufactured by the defendant. In another key mandate, Robert Glassford defended the family-owned energy and property development business, the Banks Group, against a claim concerning a joint venture company and the acquisition of land for residential development in Durham, while the ‘very approachableRussell Ward, who divides his time between Newcastle and Leeds, defended the Newcastle College Group (NCG) against defamation and professional negligence claims brought by a former employee. The ‘very responsiveTim Toomey has particular expertise in insurance and IT disputes and professional negligence matters. Consultant Ian Collinson and associate Joe Kelley are also recommended.

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