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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

Ian Collinson

Tel:
Work +44 (0)191 204 4314
Email:
Ward Hadaway

Work Department

Commercial Litigation

Position

Consultant

Career

Ian is a Consultant in the Commercial Litigation Team and has a wide experience of civil disputes often with an international flavour, including financial services disputes, insurance claims, complex trust claims and professional negligence.

He has wide-ranging experience in professional negligence disputes involving various professions and has handled several major claims arising out of fire losses involving complex insurance related issues and related professional negligence claims against insurance professionals and others.

He has been involved in numerous disputes for pension fund and charitable trustees and has acted for many private investors who have suffered financial losses as a consequence of poor investment management and fraud, including complaints to the Ombudsman, arbitrations and High Court litigation, often with an international element.


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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