Ward Hadaway has secured a place on One Manchester’s legal panel after a string of successful social housing wins for the team.
The social housing team at the Top 100 law firm, which has offices in Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle, now represents One Manchester, Leeds Federated, Your Housing Group, North Star Housing, Mosscare St. Vincent’s and Broadacres Housing Association following tender wins.
Together, these six social housing providers manage tens of thousands of homes across the North and are committed to building and developing many more social homes each year.
The new appointment means that Ward Hadaway will advise the housing and community services provider in Manchester on a whole range of different legal services, including development, employment, general commercial and multi-faceted matters. The contract will be for three years with the possibility of extending for a further two years.
Ward Hadaway’s Executive Partner in Manchester, Paul Johnson, will lead the team, which comprises specialists across the firm with particular expertise in social housing. This includes Head of Social Housing, John Murray, Property partner Julia Thomson for development matters, Head of Employment law, Harmajinder Hayre, for employment matters and Head of Commercial law, Colin Hewitt, on all general commercial matters.
Established in 2015, One Manchester owns and manages over 12,000 homes across central, south and east Manchester. It elected Ward Hadaway to contribute to its aim of delivering support services across the region.
Head of Social Housing, John Murray, said: “Our success in all of these tenders further reinforces Ward Hadaway’s position as one of the leading practices in the social housing field and is credit to the reputation, expertise and experience of our housing team.
“We are absolutely delighted to be appointed to the One Manchester legal service panel. It is a significant appointment for Ward Hadaway and we are looking forward to growing our relationship with them.
“This is recognition of the hard work that we have been delivering in the social housing sector and this appointment will certainly further strengthen our credentials.”