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Ward Hadaway

Ward Hadaway is one of the largest full service law firms in the north of England with a reputation for quality, innovation and a firmly practical approach to meeting our clients' needs.

Established in 1988, the firm has enjoyed consistent and considerable growth and is among the top ranked law firms in the UK, according to legal industry guide Chambers & Partners.

We operate from offices in Newcastle and Leeds and have a substantial client base of regional, national and international clients from the private and public sectors.

We act for a number of high profile PLCs, high growth companies, entrepreneurs and start up businesses and advise a range of local authorities, NHS trusts and government agencies.

Commercial Litigation

Our commercial litigation team is widely regarded as the leading commercial litigation practice in the North East of England and has been involved in many high value and complex cases. Chambers 2009 refers to our "Assemblage of smart, user friendly and responsive lawyers".

Our strengths lie in our people; their intellectual abilities, wide experience, varied backgrounds and our ability to field teams and adopt innovative strategies suitable for any commercial dispute.

Our team is led by Ian Collinson. Chambers 2009 says:

    Spearheading this impressive practice is the market-revered Ian Collinson, who is lauded as "experienced and commercially aware" and wins further praise for his "exemplary analytical ability."

For more information on Ward Hadaway and our commercial litigation team please go the the group site

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Allegations of collusion

08 March 2010

Insurers frequently suggest or imply that the owner of a building which has burnt down was in collusion with the arsonists. Alternatively it is suggested that one of the owner's employees colluded with the arsonist (policies often exclude liability for such fires). However an insurer is required to produce positive proof of such an allegation. It is easy to raise suspi...

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