Ward Hadaway - Commercial Law

We have a proven track record of expertise in the recruitment sector

Ward Hadaway Commercial Law


Ward Hadaway are the chosen legal partner of BIOR, working in partnership to support BIOR members. 

Ward Hadaway is a major commercial law firm with offices in Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle and a proven track record of expertise in the recruitment sector. Our team of experienced recruitment experts can provide advice to BIOR members across a range of specialist services, including:

  • Corporate structure issues, including ownership and shareholder agreements;
  • Contracts and terms of business – including all types of agreements with clients, candidates, workers and employees;
  • The acquisition and sale of recruitment businesses;
  • Agency Worker Regulations and the Conduct Regulations;
  • Litigation and disputes, including restrictive covenants;
  • All types of employment and HR issues, such as disciplinary, grievance, redundancy and Employment Tribunal claims;
  • Self-employed and IR35 arrangements;
  • Property issues such purchasing, leasing or disposing of properties and also property contracts and disputes;
  • Data protection; and
  • Investigations by regulators such as HMRC, EAS Inspectorate and GLAA.

As a BIOR member, you are entitled to a reduction of 10% off our fees. Further information on Ward Hadaway's expertise and services for recruitment businesses can be found here.


All BIOR members can access Ward Hadaway's telephone advice helpline for a free 10-minute advice call, which is exclusively available for BIOR members. Members can fill out the form below and they will receive a phone call from a Ward Hadaway expert specialising in that area within 24 hours (and often much sooner).

If your issue is more complex and you require further legal advice following your initial call, you can benefit from the discounted rates mentioned above. 


For a fixed monthly fee, BIOR members can access unlimited HR and employment law advice from our award-winning team of experienced solicitors. Our expertise in the recruitment sector means that we can tailor advice specifically to your situation.

This package comes with unlimited advice from our fully qualified solicitors, access to over 250 HR documents, policies, letters and guidance notes and also optional insurance against any Employment Tribunal claims, which also includes insurance for you to pursue or defend restrictive covenants claims, to ensure you can protect your business. BIOR members receive a 10% discount on this fantastic value product.

Further information on Ward Hadaway's HR Protect package is available here. Alternatively, BIOR members can contact Paul Scope at or on 07540 556295.