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Colin Rodrigues

Work 01384 216840
Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Limited

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Corporate partner with Hawkins Hatton, heading up the firm’s corporate team. Involved with the running, marketing and development of the department and corporate clients. The work consists mainly of private equity work for management teams, as well as disposals for SME shareholders and a broad range of day to day corporate work including restructuring of mid-sized companies and related tax issues. Recent experience includes dealing with multimillion-pound businesses in the fields of hotel and leisure, aerospace, and manufacturing. Client base includes regional, national, European and Anglo-American companies.


Trained Dunham Brindley & Linn; qualified 1994; William Hatton (later merged with Weightmans) 1994-95; partner Manby & Steward 1995-2000; partner Needham & James 2000-05; partner Hawkins Hatton 2005 to date. Publications of note: authored article on considerations for mergers ‘Matches made in heaven’ (The Law Gazette March 2008) and was consulted for the article ‘Feeling the crunch’ (The Law Gazette April 2008).


Wulfrun College, Wolverhampton; University of Wolverhampton (1991 LLB Hons); College of Law, Chester (1992 Law Society finals).


Squash, golf, cricket, cooking, travel and art.

West Midlands: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Elsewhere in the West Midlands

Within: Leading individuals

Colin Rodrigues - Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Limited

Within: Corporate and commercial: Elsewhere in the West Midlands

Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Limited is a ‘niche corporate practice’ whose fixed-fee approach makes it ‘very competitive on price’. The team is best known for handling transactions on behalf of substantial SME clients and entrepreneurs, and it has a broad-ranging client base that takes in steel stockholders, manufacturers and healthcare organisations. Work examples in 2016 included acting for the shareholders of Blundell Productions on the sale of the company to Hilco Capital, and advising Foragri on the cross- border sale of the company to a listed PLC based in Turkey. The team also advised on a number of corporate reorganisations for clients such as Ercho and Gilbert (Holdings). Practice head Colin Rodrigues is a ‘practical and commercially minded lawyer’ who ‘understands the wider aspects of deals’.

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West Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: Elsewhere in the West Midlands

Within: Commercial property: Elsewhere in the West Midlands

Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Limited is probably best known for acting for major lenders in the secured lending space, where it ‘progresses cases efficiently, quickly and with little fuss’. Recent deals involve property in sectors such as hotel and leisure, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and manufacturing. The team also represents SME clients, entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals on developments, large-scale acquisitions, commercial leases, overage deeds, option agreements and all aspects of corporate support. Names to note include assistant solicitor Natasha Bhardwaj, who ‘resolves issues in a timely and pragmatic way’, and head of practice Colin Rodrigues, who is ‘very practical and communicates extremely well’.

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