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

Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Limited has a notable regional practice with expertise in all manner of property transactions including overage deeds, sub-sales and option agreements. Key partner Colin Rodrigues has a substantial track record acting for major banks on real estate lending transactions.

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

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Colin RodriguesHawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Limited

Colin Rodrigues heads up the practice at Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Limited, which opened an office in London in 2019. The firm is active in high-value domestic and cross-border deals across a wide range of industries; in 2019, Rodrigues acted for the shareholders of London-based vintners S & G Vintners Limited on a £1m sale of shares to a Northern Irish wine merchant.