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Amateur bakers across Ward Hadaway have battled it out in this year’s Great Legal Bake to raise some dough for the Access to Justice Foundation.

Events across all three of Ward Hadaway’s offices in Leeds, Newcastle and Manchester were organised by the firm’s trainees, Molly Bell, Lauren Howe and Hollie Walsh.

This year’s competition was judged by Masterchef: The Professionals finalist and Peace and Loaf restaurant co-owner, Dave Coulson.

County Durham-born Coulson was delighted to attend an event at Ward Hadaway’s headquarters to help judge the entries as members of the team battled it out in the boardroom for a slice of success.

He said: “I am a big believer in helping the people in our community and support The People’s Kitchen and many other worthy causes, including The Brain Tumour Charity all-year around. It is brilliant to see so many people from Ward Hadaway coming together to raise money to help those who need it most.”

More than 290 Great Legal Bakes took place between 12 and 16 February to raise money to help the most vulnerable people access justice via nine legal support trusts across England, Wales and Scotland.

After the bake off, everyone taking part got the chance to buy and try slices of cake and other treats for £1 each.

Jamie Martin, managing partner of Ward Hadaway, said: “We are delighted to take part in the Great Legal Bake again this year and are proud of the number of people across our three offices who have played a part in raising money for such a worthwhile cause.”

LLS Ward Hadaway