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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

Colin Hewitt

Tel:
Work +44 (0)191 204 4226
Email:
Web:
www.wardhadaway.com/lawyers/colin-hewitt/
Ward Hadaway

Work Department

Commercial

Position

Partner, Head of Commercial Law

Career

Colin is head of the Company Commercial Team at Ward Hadaway.

He leads a large multi-disciplinary team of lawyers across the firm's office network advising on company law, contract law, competition law, charity law,  intellectual property, IT and public sector issues.

Colin has advised a wide range of companies and public bodies on company, corporate and partnership law as well as directors duties and  governance, trading structures and commercial agreements for 30 years.

Colin also heads the firm’s team which undertakes a range of initiatives supporting new and fast growing businesses.

As a Legal 500 2016 leading individual, Colin is widely recognised as an expert in corporate governance issues, the structuring of large-scale projects and the setting up and organisation of incorporated and unincorporated structures, with a particular focus on joint ventures, and public/private partnerships.

His experience in relation to corporate structures, the associated agreements, corporate governance and directors’ duties is complemented by his expertise in dealing with shareholder, partnership and LLP disputes where he has advised on a number of high profile multi-million pound disputes.

Colin also has particular experience in the energy sector and is a director of the industry body NOF Energy Limited.


North: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Newcastle

Within: Leading individuals

Colin Hewitt - Ward Hadaway

Within: Corporate and commercial: Newcastle

At Ward Hadaway, Robert Thompson leads the corporate team, while Colin Hewitt heads the commercial department. The groups work closely together, providing advice on the range of transactions (for both buyers and sellers) and business operations in the North East. The commercial team has particular experience in outsourcing deals, often for businesses operating in the banking and insurance sectors.

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North: Real estate

Social housing

Within: Social housing

Based across Leeds and Newcastle, the social housing team at Ward Hadaway handles housing management litigation; volume housing disrepair claims for local authorities and housing associations; planning advice; funding, acquisition, sale and shared ownership of social housing; and disposals by RPs. The Newcastle team is co-led by Julia Thomson and Colin Hewitt, while John Murray heads the department nationally.

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North: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Ward Hadaway advises IT providers, developers and customers from both public and private sectors. Colin Hewitt leads the team that includes Judy Baker, who specialises in software contracts and IT projects work, as well as data protection. Also notable is Alex Shiel, who works with clients that supply or purchase IT systems, develop or license software, do business over the internet and work in the creative industries.

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