Firm Profile > Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Limited > Dudley, England

Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Limited
CASTLE COURT
2 CASTLEGATE WAY
DUDLEY
DY1 4RH
England

Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the West Midlands Tier 2

Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Limited handles seven-figure commericial disputes, advising clients across a range of sectors including manufacturing, engineering, IT and insurance. Managing director and firm founder Harminder Sandhu leads the team, handling major meditation work alongside litigation for key clients. Recent cases handled by the firm include shareholder disputes, property-related matters and product liability issues, as well as wider claims relating to professional negligence.

Testimonials

‘The Hawkins Hatton team are always very professional while still being friendly and approachable.’

‘Harminder Sandhu is extremely professional and on point with all issues.’

‘An approachable and supportive team who always respond quickly, often in layman’s language and remove the mystique of the legal process.’

‘A unique law firm in that you are not only treated as client but a friend. The team is very approachable at any time and are more than happy to give you sensible advice that helps you make sensible decisions before you even engage their services. A fantastic team.’

‘Harminder Sandhu is very good with clients, efficient and gets to grips with matters quickly.’

‘Harminder Sandhu is meticulous and thorough and represents her client’s interests with diligence and determination.’

‘Harminder is a true professional in her role and has vast experience in corporate litigation and has always provided very good guidance while still listing to our own concerns and issues.’

Key clients

Sovereign Risk Management Limited

Siren Furniture Limited

Meridian Metal Trading Limited

Celloglas Limited

GF Simmons Architectural Services

Paul Boland

Masterfreight Limited

Borger UK Limited

Bespoke Global Resourcing Limited

Oxford Blue Ltd

Commercial property: elsewhere in the West Midlands Tier 3

Well-known for its secured lending work, Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Limited handles financing matters for top-tier clients such as Lloyds and HSBC. The 'proactive' firm also advises developers, pension funds and clients in the industrial and retail sectors on development and real estate transactions. The 'outstanding' Colin Rodrigues leads the team. Associate Natasha Bhardwaj left to join Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's Birmingham office in mid-2018.

Testimonials

Provides a rapid response that has proved invaluable when negotiating

All staff are obviously mentored to an extremely high level.

A consistent professional and high level service provided across all individuals within the team

The firm is very agile and proactive in its approach to client needs. Key strengths are speed of response allied to outstanding client and professional communication, overseen throughout at partner level

Colin Rodrigues is very strong in client service and outstanding in communication. He takes personal ownership at a case level and provides oversight throughout the client’s journey

Key clients

HSBC Bank plc

Santander

Lloyds Bank Plc

WMP Contracting Limited

Coast 2 Coast Developments Limited

HSBC Bank Plc

Jerroms Business Solutions Limited

Trustees of the Watson SSAS

Tarjinder Singh

Michael Duffy Partnership

Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the West Midlands Tier 3

Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Limited is led by founding partner Colin Rodrigues who has extensive experience of all types of corporate transactions. He has particularly experience of advising clients in sectors such as manufacturing, engineering, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and technology.

Testimonials

Very approachable and personable. They make complicated processes far easier to understand by taking you through a step-by-step approach.’

‘Hawkins Hatton focuses on providing commercial advice in a timely manner at a sensible price. They focus on corporate matters and don’t try to be all things to all people – they stick to what they know they can deliver.’

Key clients

NFM Group S.A

Alan and Joanne Read

Richard Borlase

Adam Hawley

Rollins Inc

HSBC Bank PLCC

PLAS Mouldings Limited

Coast 2 Coast Limited

Arthur Wiseman

Rinik Pharm Ltd

This is a niche corporate law firm based in Dudley, primarily dealing with corporate and commercial work, together with commercial property and litigation. Its client base includes European and Anglo-US companies, as well as regional and national clients, and individuals.

The firm: Hawkins Hatton was formed in December 2005 with the single ambition of creating a different type of practice; one that not only delivers the desired results for clients, but puts the smooth running of their business at the forefront of everything the practice does. The firm sets out to provide a true legal partnership based on a refreshingly different and commercial approach. Its client base includes a number of banks, notably RBS, Lloyds, HSBC and Santander, and a large number of small and medium-sized enterprises.

Now with three directors and 20 staff, the firm is continually expanding and operates out of purpose-built premises at Castlegate Business Park in Dudley, which enables it to facilitate corporate transactions. Hawkins Hatton is a forward-thinking practice focused on providing excellent services for clients.

Types of work undertaken: Hawkins Hatton provides a full range of company and commercial services. It is known particularly for private equity work for management teams, management buyouts, sales, mergers, acquisitions and disposals for shareholders of small and medium-sized enterprises, and a broad range of day-to-day corporate work, including restructuring of companies (eg section 110, statutory demerger and capital reduction) and related tax issues. Services include drafting of sale and purchase agreements, disclosure letters, tax deeds, loan notes and ancillary matters. Commercial contract expertise includes agency and distribution, consultants, franchises, guarantees, intellectual property, joint ventures, partnerships, shareholder agreements, terms of business, technology/IT and mortgage securitisation for banks and other financial bodies.

Commercial property expertise includes large-scale site acquisitions and disposals, property development, property finance and investment, corporate support for major transactions and commercial leases. Hawkins Hatton can offer clients advice on a broader range of specialist areas, including property investment and finance, development schemes, compulsory purchase issues, construction, and commercial leases for clients including landlords and tenants, public companies, banks, private companies, developers and investors.

A wide range of complex and high-value litigation is expertly handled by the expanding commercial litigation department, which routinely deals with injunctive proceedings, breaches of directors’ duties, derivative claims, shareholder and partnership disputes, and serious white-collar fraud claims on behalf of both claimants and defendants. In the last 12 months the commercial litigation department has enjoyed noteworthy successes. Insurance litigation (including professional negligence) continues to be a key feature of the department. The firm is a keen advocate of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration, in appropriate cases.

Hawkins Hatton will continue to expand, broadening the range and depth of experience that it provides to clients.

Department Name Email Telephone
Finance director Colin Rodrigues
Managing director Harminder Sandhu
Number of UK directors : 3
Number of other UK fee-earners : 12