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Ward Hadaway

Work 0191 204 4000
Fax 0191 204 4001
Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne

Julie Huntingdon

Work +44 (0)191 204 4306
Ward Hadaway

Work Department

Commercial Litigation




Julie is a Partner in the commercial litigation unit within the firm with wide-ranging experience.

She has a strong commercial focus having worked for six years as an in-house litigator.

Julie has an understanding of the demands and pressures upon commercial organisations that have a desire to resolve matters quickly and cost-effectively so they can spend time doing what they do best.

Julie worked in-house for a national motor dealer before moving to Northern Rock plc where  she spent six years as an in-house litigator at Northern Rock (Asset Management) plc (formerly Northern Rock plc).

Julie has dealt with a wide range of matters including:
Professional negligence claims against solicitors and valuers
Restitution and subrogation claims
Warranty claims
Consumer finance claims including PPI and CCA matters
Freezing Injunctions
Assessing, managing and reporting legal risk
Contested probate claims including claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
Disputed Wills

Alongside the provision of legal advice, Julie has significant experience of more general legal project work and setting up processes and teams to deal with specific issues.

Since moving back into private practice several years ago, Julie has dealt with a very varied case load ranging from lender claims to partnership disputes to fraud.

North: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Newcastle

Within: Commercial litigation: Newcastle

One of the best commercial litigation firms in the area’, Ward Hadaway fields ‘an outstanding team that is strong across the board’, attracting praise for its ‘first-class service, excellent attention to detail and robust yet commercial approach’. Following Ian Collinson’s move to a consultancy role, Peter Hornsey leads the nine-partner practice, which includes IT disputes specialist Tim Toomey; the ‘highly experiencedRobert Glassford, who regularly advises public sector clients; the ‘exceptionalMartin Woodford; and associate Joe Kelley, who handles financial services disputes, professional negligence claims and procurement litigation. In a highlight matter, Glassford advised Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust in litigation relating to the closure of Bootham Park Hospital in York. Other mandates include Woodford’s defence of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust in a procurement challenge relating to its procurement of coagulation analysers, and Hornsey’s successful defence of Nourish Training in a defamation claim. Clients also single out the ‘technically excellentJulie Huntingdon and Russell Ward, who has ‘a very easy manner’.

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North: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Julie Huntingdon leads the department at Ward Hadaway, which features individuals from the firm’s private client and litigation practices. Huntingdon is recognised for her contentious probate expertise, with particular emphasis on issues affecting charities and individuals. Gaynor Jackson primarily handles contentious trust matters for national and international charities, with a focus on inheritance issues and estate disputes. Also recommended are litigator Martin Woodford, who focuses on trust disputes, the mis-selling of financial products, and pension-related claims; and Andrew Facer, who is noted for his experience acting for entrepreneurs and landed clients in succession planning litigation.

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