Our Team

Our team are passionate, dedicated and personable people that thrive on the challenges and opportunities that they are presented with when delivering a service that our clients can truly rely upon.

Colin Rodrigues
T: 01384 216840
T: 07808 159138
E: crodrigues@hawkinshatton.co.uk
I head up the corporate team. I am a client-facing approachable corporate lawyer, who takes a collaborative approach to transactions. I am involved in the running, marketing and developing of the department and corporate clients. The work consists mainly of private equity work for management teams, management buy-outs, sales, mergers, acquisitions 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 multi-million pound businesses in the fields of hotel and leisure, aerospace and manufacturing.
Client base includes regional, national, European and Anglo-American Companies. My aim is to ensure my clients have the best possible team working for them at every stage of a transaction and I work closely with our professional partners to give effect to this. I also deal with drafting of disclosure letters, tax deeds, loan notes and other ancillary documents.
On a personal front most of my time is taken up with my young family. I have a passion for food and drink and am a talented cook. I also enjoy travel.
Natasha Bhardwaj
Real Estate
T: 01384 216840
E: nbhardwaj@hawkinshatton.co.uk
I work within the Commercial Property department and undertake a variety of work including secured lending, acquisitions, disposals and leases. I also work alongside the corporate team in order to provide commercial property support. I endeavour to achieve the best results for our clients, by providing a client focused approach to all work and ensuring that all parties are regularly updated and their goals are achieved. I graduated from the University of Wolverhampton achieving a 1st class honours LLB degree in Law and then went on to complete the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Birmingham. Outside of work, I enjoy reading, cycling, going to the cinema and spending time with family and friends. I also volunteer for a charity which provides practical services for children and adults with an autistic spectrum condition.
Harminder Sandhu
Dispute Resolution
T: 01384 216840
E: hsandhu@hawkinshatton.co.uk
I head the dispute resolution department. With almost 20 years experience of conducting and advising on high value and complex litigation claims I adopt a commercial and pragmatic approach to dispute resolution. I seek out innovative solutions for clients rather than following a process. I am a keen advocate of mediation. The department undertakes litigation ranging from a variety of subject matter including fraud, shareholder disputes, contractual claims, negligence and partnership issues for its diverse client base across a wide sector including manufacturing, engineering, aerospace, hospitality, insurance, pharmaceutical, social care, IT, waste recycling and professional services. Outside of work I enjoy reading, keeping fit and entertaining.