Ward Hadaway LLP

Ward Hadaway
Lawyers for Education

As the evolving educational landscape continues to open up new opportunities and present challenges, you need to be confident that you are getting the right legal advice, at the right time and, of course, at the right price. Ward Hadaway’s Education Team is recognised as a leading national player. Our friendly, commercial and pragmatic approach allows you to be reassured that you are in safe hands.

Whether you are a maintained school, academy, multi academy trust, free school, studio school or UTC, our team have an in-depth, up-to-date knowledge of the sector, making us ideally placed to offer the best possible advice to all those involved in the delivery of educational excellence for pupils, students and their communities.

Where we can help

  • Building projects
  • Education law
  • Academy conversion
  • HR, employment and pensions
  • Safeguarding children
  • Governance
  • Purchasing and procurement
  • Commercial contracts
  • Dispure resolution
  • Property and lettings
  • Health & Safety and risk management
  • Data protection, freedom of information, Intellectual Property and IT
  • Operational PFI schemes


Latest Offers

Expert legal advice for a fixed monthly fee

Teaching is more than a job. It’s a vocation, a passion, a way of life. Passing on knowledge, igniting imaginations and preparing pupils for the future is what teaching should be about. However, all too often legal issues can get in the way and take up the time which should be devoted to teaching.

Our package is designed to ensure that staff and governors are left to get on with what they do best, while we take care of those other issues. For a fixed monthly fee, you get immediate access to specialist advisers with a proven track-record in providing timely, informed expert advice on the whole spectrum of legal issues faced by today’s schools.

Whether it’s education or HR issues, governance or procurement, health and safety or data
protection, we are here to support you and your school every step of the way. Not only does the fixed fee offer you peace of mind and financial certainty, it also means that you can build up a trusted working relationship with experienced, capable lawyers who know the sector well and understand how it works ‘on the ground’.

Thanks to the size and strength in depth of our team, you can be assured that any matter will be dealt with by true specialists with expertise in advising all types of schools.

For a trusted partner for your school’s journey, please get in touch.
E: paul.scope@wardhadaway.com
T: 0191 204 4352


"Superb legal guidance"

“The professional expertise, superb legal guidance and ready availability of staff from Ward Hadaway are significant factors in our decision to continue our ongoing relationship with the team. Issues are dealt with speedily and complex legal situations explained in a user-friendly manner. The staff are very approachable and provide an excellent and comprehensive service, meeting the many and varied needs of our busy academy."

"Exceptional advice and support"

“We have received exceptional advice and support from the Ward Hadaway team... They have built up our trust and confidence over the years which we are assured will lead to an even stronger relationship."