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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

Bernard Hodgson

Tel:
Work +44 (0)191 204 4329
Email:
Ward Hadaway

Work Department

Employment

Position

Partner

Career

Bernard has specialised in Employment Law for over 25 years with an emphasis on contentious matters, in particular as an advocate in Employment Tribunals throughout the UK.

Bernard personally conducts his own advocacy in Tribunal hearings including matters that go on to the Employment Appeal Tribunal, where appeals (being permitted only on matters of law) require detailed analysis and application of relevant legal principles.

He has sat as a fee paid Employment Judge since his initial appointment to that office in 2000.

Bernard specializes in the delivery of advice and representation to the firm’s extensive public sector client base in employment matters. He is accordingly very familiar with and sensitive to the particular issues arising within the sector.

He does, however, also advise in all aspects of employment law to an extensive portfolio of private sector clients, including large corporations with a geographical presence throughout the UK and internationally.


North: Human resources

Employment

Within: Employment

Ward Hadaway predominately acts for employers and covers a wide range of contentious and non-contentious employment law matters spanning various sectors. Paul Scope, who jointly heads the team with Jamie Gamble, continues to advise Newcastle United Football Company on various employment law matters pertaining to its players: recently, he advised on the termination of employment and transfers of Tim Krul, Siem de Jong and Emmanuelle Riviere, and, in a separate matter, he assisted the Home Group with contractual arrangements with a neutral vendor supplier for all temporary labour on a national basis. Gamble advised Newcastle University on the transfer of Durham University=’s School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health to Newcastle, which included TUPE and pre-transfer redundancy matters, while, in the contentious space, consultant Joe Thornhill defended Architectural Powder Services against unfair constructive dismissal and disability discrimination claims brought by the SME’s managing director. In other contentious work, consultant Tim Smith acted for Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in out-of-hours service-related equal pay claims brought by two senior nurses. Bernard Hodgson is another key individual of the team with a focus on contentious work and the recommended Graham Vials specialises in education sector work.

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