Ward Hadaway





Ward Hadaway is one of the UK's Top 75 law firms and a long-time supporter of the Forum. With more than 450 staff and over 90 partners, they are a full service law firm with a reputation for quality, innovation and a partner-led commitment to client service excellence. Here are just a few of the services which we can offer.

Protect your IP assets

Many businesses’ biggest asset is their intellectual property, and there could be value hidden in more areas than you think. We can offer you fixed price IP audits to root out this value, and present solutions to protect it and maximise its value. Our trade mark service also provides a fixed price registration service for UK, EU and other international markets to protect your marks in the most appropriate jurisdictions.

Buying, selling and fund raising

Perhaps the most critical events in an entrepreneur's journey are to buy and build, and to exit.  We are extremely experienced at helping entrepreneurs to do both.  Raising finance is fundamental to this path, and to the success of a growing business.  We offer fixed fee or contingency fee arrangements for all sorts of transactions, whether that is taking VC or private equity investment, taking your company public, or refinancing with your banks. We also offer advice on innovative funding arrangements, such as crowd funding and trade finance.

Managing your employees

We provide total peace of mind - for a fixed monthly fee, we will provide unlimited access to our team of employment solicitors and HR professionals to guide you through all of your day-to-day employment law related issues. On top of that, we can provide insurance which gives total protection against any Employment Tribunal claims.

Defend your business

Disputes of any kind give rise to a risk of liability, an exposure to damages and costs, plus they take up valuable time and resources. But appropriate litigation is also a vital part of defending your position in a competitive market.  We have broad expertise, and a reputation for astute and pragmatic advice.  We can put in place innovative funding solutions that enable clients to both manage risk and litigate from a position of strength.

Company administration

We offer a host of fixed priced standard services for businesses, including company formation, company secretarial and registered office services.

Debt recovery

Cash is king, and bad debts can be the undoing of businesses large and small.  Our experienced team can provide a range of cost-effective options that deliver high recovery rates.

Contact Damien Charlton or James Nightingale for an initial conversation.


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