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Affinity Members

We help our Affinity members work with our NETPark NET community. Here’s to the greater good.

Ward Hadaway

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.

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.

For a discussion on how Ward Hadaway can help your business, please contact us on 0191 204 4000.

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Alex Shiel

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Alex is head of the Intellectual Property and Information Technology team at Ward Hadaway, with over 15 years’ experience of advising clients of all sizes.

He advises a number of multi-national companies, plcs and public sector bodies and has a wide expertise in handling complex transactions, including research and development contracts, IT systems and telecoms agreements, technology licensing contracts and international collaboration agreements.

Alex also acts for start-ups and spin-out businesses. He has acted for the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in connection with the spinning out of a number of new companies.


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What Our Affinity Members Say

  • As an Affinity member we have had tremendous support in identifying those organisations most likely to help our business grow and in finding new ways to put our message out. Patricia BarclayPatricia BarclayBonaccord
  • It was clear from our first interaction with NETPark that it is a unique community where world class science and technology companies and individuals come together and the NETPark Affinity package allows Harlands to contribute to this exciting community. Phil MurrayPhil MurrayHarlands
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