LEADING North law firm Ward Hadaway has promoted eight of its lawyers to the position of Associate.
Solicitors Katie Adams, Gillian Chinhengo, Chris Anderson, Victoria Armstrong, Katie Barratt, Sam Carter, Helen Fletcher and Legal Executive Julie Hind are now all Associates at the firm.
The moves continue Ward Hadaway’s strong record of promoting talented lawyers from within the firm’s ranks.
Earlier this year, five Associates were promoted to Partner.
Katie Adams and Gillian Chinhengo are both members of Ward Hadaway’s extensive Employment Law team, the largest of its kind in the North.
Katie advises clients in both the private and public sectors on a broad range of employment matters, including all aspects of disciplinary and grievance procedures, contracts of employment, redundancies and TUPE issues.
Gillian has been involved in the successful defence of numerous tribunal claims including claims for unfair dismissal, discrimination, pension rights, unlawful deduction from wages, contractual claims and claims under TUPE.
Chris Anderson works in Ward Hadaway’s Commercial Property team where he advises on a range of issues including the negotiation and settlement of leases and associated landlord and tenant documents, disposal and purchase work.
He regularly advises in relation to secured lending transactions for most of the large institutional lenders, as well as advising on development projects in the energy sector and providing support on property aspects of corporate and insolvency transactions.
Victoria Armstrong works in Ward Hadaway's Public Sector Property team acting on behalf of Ward Hadaway’s public sector clients, primarily local authorities and health bodies.
Victoria has significant experience of advising on a wide range of property transactions including acquisition and disposal of freehold and leasehold sites, transaction due diligence and negotiation of agreements for lease and leases.
She also has considerable experience in advising on public sector development projects, including NHS LIFT, BSF schools, academies schemes and PFI schemes.
Katie Barratt and Sam Carter are both members of Ward Hadaway’s top-rated commercial litigation team.
Katie has advised clients on a number of disputes including contractual claims, insurance disputes, shareholder disputes and professional negligence cases.
Sam has experience in a wide range of commercial disputes including significant trial and mediation experience and has particular expertise in the field of disputed wills and trusts. Earlier this year, she successfully achieved the Advanced Certificate in Trusts Disputes from the Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners (STEP).
Helen Fletcher works as part of Ward Hadaway’s acclaimed healthcare team where she specialises in defending personal injury claims for the National Health Service Litigation Authority and other NHS organisations.
Helen has a particular interest in employers’ liability claims and has negotiated settlements in high value and complex cases, as well as successfully defending cases by Litigants in Person and obtaining a number of discontinuances from the Claimant before trial.
Julie Hind heads up Ward Hadaway’s debt recovery team, which had successfully recovered millions of pounds’ worth of money owed to its clients.
Julie has over 10 years of experience in the field and is also the firm’s specialist in residential landlord and tenant recovery.
Jamie Martin, managing partner at Ward Hadaway, said: “It is terrific to be able to reward our talented people for the efforts they have put in on behalf of our clients and to recognise the skills and abilities which they bring to the firm.
“It is especially pleasing to note that many of our newly promoted Associates also trained with the firm. I think this underlines both our ability to retain talented lawyers and our determination to develop their careers here.”
PICTURE CAPTION: On the up – newly promoted Associates at law firm Ward Hadaway (from left) Victoria Armstrong, Gillian Chinhengo, Chris Anderson, Katie Barratt, Helen Fletcher, Sam Carter, Katie Adams and Julie Hind.
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