Kevin Robertson, Head of the Newcastle Office at Womble Bond Dickinson, Colin Hewitt, Partner and Head of Commercial law at Ward Hadaway and Sarah Stewart, Chief Executive, NewcastleGateshead Initiative for Great Exhibition of the North of England.
Kevin Robertson, Head of the Newcastle Office at Womble Bond Dickinson, Colin Hewitt, Partner and Head of Commercial law at Ward Hadaway and Sarah Stewart, Chief Executive, NewcastleGateshead Initiative for Great Exhibition of the North of England.

North East law rivals come together to support Great Exhibition of the North

Two of the region’s leading law firms, Womble Bond Dickinson and Ward Hadaway, are working together to support the Great Exhibition of the North in 2018.

The 80-day programme, which will take place in NewcastleGateshead between June 22nd and September 9th, will be unveiled early next year.

Telling the dynamic story of the North through arts and culture, design and innovation, the event plans to engage local communities and further popularise the region as a place to work and live.

The two law firms will contribute to the event by providing legal support and advice to organisers, NewcastleGateshead Initiative, ahead of proceedings.

Colin Hewitt, Partner and Head of Commercial law at Ward Hadaway, said: “We are proud to show continued commitment to our roots by making a significant investment in the Great Exhibition of the North.

“Collaborating with our friends at Womble Bond Dickinson has worked incredibly well as we are playing a vital role in raising the profile of the North, a place in which we all live and work.

Kevin Robertson, Head of the Newcastle Office at Womble Bond Dickinson, added: “We’re delighted to support this year’s Great Exhibition of the North, which is one of the North East’s key events, bringing thousands of businesses and individuals into the region and boosting our economy.”

“We look forward to working alongside Ward Hadaway to support this important event, this is a collaboration of two firms who have a shared interest in supporting local projects.”

Carol Bell, Executive Director for Great Exhibition of the North of England, commented: “Both Womble Bond Dickinson and Ward Hadaway are major employers across the North so we’re delighted to be working with them on this once in a lifetime event that celebrates the achievements of Northern England.”

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