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Harminder Sandhu

Work 01384 216840
Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Limited

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Dispute resolution.


Managing partner with Hawkins Hatton advising and conducting complex professional negligence claims against accountants, architects, insurance brokers and other professionals. Also advises on high-value commercial disputes and is a keen advocate of ADR having acted in a number of large multi-party mediations and arbitrations.


Trained Lewington Partnership (now Mills & Reeve); qualified 1997; associate solicitor Pinsent Masons 1998-2003; associate solicitor Henmans 2003-05; senior lecturer University of Wolverhampton 2005-11; partner Hawkins Hatton 2008 to date.


University of Wolverhampton (1993 LLB Hons First Class); Chester College of Law (1994 Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice); University of Wolverhampton (2007 Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education).


Reading, badminton and travel.

West Midlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Elsewhere in the West Midlands

Within: Commercial litigation: Elsewhere in the West Midlands

Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Limited has ‘created a strong reputation in a relatively short period of time’ and the team demonstrates ‘excellent service and comprehensive industry knowledge’ in a range of sectors, including manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, social care, farming and IT. Harminder Sandhu heads the practice and is an ‘experienced litigator who adopts a commercial approach to resolving disputes’; in 2016, her caseload included various professional negligence cases against solicitors, and also a substantial cross-border mandate.

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