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

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Colin RodriguesHawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Limited

Specialist firm Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Limited provides ‘an outstanding service in all areas of corporate law’. The group’s foremost field of activity is the M&A arena where it routinely acts for SMEs operating in the manufacturing, engineering, insurance, IT, hospitality and pharmaceutical sectors. Managing partner and private equity expert Colin Rodrigues is the star name, bringing a ‘commercial edge to the table’ when engaged on management buy-outs, sales, mergers, restructuring and tax matters.

West Midlands > Finance > Banking and finance

At Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Limited, Dudley-based Colin Rodrigues represents several prominent banking clients and supports on their activities in the manufacturing, IT, leisure, hospitality, pharmaceutical and care home fields; prominent examples from the workload include real estate secured lending, corporate acquisitions and MBOs.

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

Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Limited‘s workload covers commercial disposals and acquisitions, high-value leasing, property-related corporate support and secured lending handled on behalf of banks, financial institutions, investors and other borrowers. Colin Rodrigues fronts the department which operates across a plethora of asset-types such as industrial and manufacturing sites, farmland, holiday parks, residential care homes.

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