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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

(Hall of Fame)

Colin RodriguesHawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Limited

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.

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

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 ‘outstandingColin Rodrigues leads the team. Associate Natasha Bhardwaj left to join Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP‘s Birmingham office in mid-2018.