Jonathan Smith


Jonny Smith is IT Director of Ward Hadaway, a firm with 480 people spread across offices in Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester.

With over 22 years’ experience in IT, Jonny has spent his career advising law firms on infrastructure, leading on change development and delivering effective IT solutions.  This has included successfully implementing practice management and digital dictation systems across the UK, as well as telephony and mobility projects and general infrastructure overhauls.

Jonny’s whole career has been built within the legal sector, joining Ward Hadaway in early 2018.

As an established multi-site law firm with an impressive history and sizeable ambitions, Jonny saw Ward Hadaway as the ideal firm in which to develop his career.

Based in Newcastle, in the last 10 months Jonny has overseen the firm wide rollout of Windows 10 / Office 2016, replacement of the MDM solution, and a laptop project to improve mobility, as well as a number of infrastructure projects to support the ongoing objectives of the business.

Over the next 12 months, projects are set to include improved efficiency, with an upgraded CMI process at the top of the list, as well as enhanced mobility offerings around iPad, Surface Pro and the rollout of iPhone XR across the business.