Colin Rodrigues > Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Limited > Dudley, England > Lawyer Profile

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.

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the West Midlands

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Colin RodriguesHawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Limited

Drawing considerable praise from clients for its ‘excellent service’ and its ‘ fast, conscientious, and service-oriented work’, the Dudley-based Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Limited regularly works with a number of clients – both domestic and international – on M&A deals and reorganisations. With more than three decades of experience in the market, Colin Rodrigues is a seasoned corporate and real estate practitioner whose recent highlights include a host of multi-million-pound acquisitions and divestitures for corporates in the construction, media, and pharmaceutical sectors, among others.

West Midlands > Finance > Banking and finance

Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Limited often acts on behalf of lenders, advising them in relation to finance for corporate acquisitions, corporate restructurings and management buyouts (MBOs). Colin Rodrigues leads the team that ‘consistently exceeds expectations’, advising on corporate and real estate-related banking matters.

West Midlands > Real estate > Commercial property: elsewhere in the West Midlands

Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Limited‘s team covers a range of industry sectors, from the healthcare and pharmaceutical fields, to engineering and manufacturing. Practice head Colin Rodrigues has recently handled investments and other real estate matters for clients in the care, engineering and manufacturing sectors. Alexander Boyle and Natasha Chifamba are also recommended. All named lawyers are based in Dudley.

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