Commercial law firm Ward Hadaway has the second busiest team of all Corporate legal dealmakers in the country, according to the latest Q1 Experian MarketIQ legal volume rankings which tracks M&A deals valued at more than £500,000 at regional and national level.
The firm’s Corporate team, across its offices in Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester, advised on 20 deals in total. The North East team completed 11 of those deals, almost three times of the next ranked firm in the region.
Ward Hadaway’s Leeds office is jointly leading the way for Yorkshire’s deal-making market having completed seven transactions. Check out the full Experian report for more details.
The first quarter of the current year has seen the team forging ahead and advising on a whole range of different projects to maintain their leading position.
Robert Thompson (pictured), who heads up the 30-strong Corporate team, said: “We are extremely pleased to see that we are defying Brexit-related uncertainty as one of the busiest law firms in the UK when it comes to buying, selling and fund raising for businesses during Q1.
“We work with businesses of all sizes and across many different sectors and so we are really grateful to our clients for continuing to trust us with their transactions, and to our fellow professional advisers who continue to recommend us to their clients.”