By: 26 September 2023
Ed Davison joins Ward Hadaway in key paralegal role  

Leeds based law firm Ward Hadaway has introduced Ed Davidson as a paralegal in their family and matrimonial team, marking a significant move in the firm’s expansion across Yorkshire.  

Davison was named Rising Star of the Year at the 2022 Yorkshire Law Society Awards, and his addition signifies a crucial step in the firm’s strategy to grow its national family and matrimonial department. It follows the recent addition of renowned partner David Lister in January 2023. The firm has experienced substantial growth in recent times, especially in Yorkshire, with a revenue increase of over 400% compared to the previous year.  

Prior to joining Ward Hadaway, Ed Davison served as a paralegal at Prince Family Law Solicitors and, more recently, at Hall Brown. With five years of experience in family law and a background in accounting, Davison brings a diverse skill set to the team. 

David Lister, Partner at Ward Hadaway, stated, “Ed’s appointment underscores our commitment to growth, both regionally and nationally. We are witnessing increasing demand from clients across Yorkshire and in the city, and Ed will play a key role in our client-focused approach.” 

Ward Hadaway is expanding across the North of England, with their family and matrimonial teams in Manchester and Newcastle also experiencing substantial growth, evidencing the firm’s dedication to providing high-quality family legal services. 

Liz Bottrill, co-head of the matrimonial team, stated, “Ed’s appointment is a significant milestone in our journey toward national leadership in family law services.” 

Ed Davison is the third recruit to join the family and matrimonial team in the past 12 months. This appointment reflects the wider growth of Ward Hadaway’s Leeds office, which has expanded by 17% in the last year.  

Ed commented: “Joining Ward Hadaway is an incredible opportunity for me. The firm’s commitment to talent development and its dynamic culture was a key factor in my decision. I’m looking forward to qualifying as a chartered legal executive at a firm with such ambitious growth plans and I’m excited to be contributing already, to its continued success.” 

Ward Hadaway’s strategic moves and dedication to delivering exceptional legal services continue to establish the firm as a prominent player in Yorkshire’s legal landscape and beyond. 


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Emma Cockings
Emma is the content editor for Yorkshire Legal News. Emma is an experienced writer with a background in client-centric personal injury law for a major firm. She has attended and reported on numerous high-profile legal events in Yorkshire.