Colin Rodrigues
Corporate
T: 01384 216840
M: 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.
crodrigues@hawkinshatton.co.uk

Corporate

“..consistently world class Colin has built a team around him that ensures all aspects a business could need are covered..”
“…a stand-out partner – always highly proactive, commercial, practical and engages well with all clients..”
“.. Colin’s strengths include his ability to negotiate, accessibility; ability to give advice (rather than sit on the fence) and his ability to seek out innovative commercial solutions …….”
Legal 500

 “…having a broad corporate practice which encompasses a range of transactional, governance and restructuring matters. He advises on a number of cross-border and domestic M & A and private equity transactions….”
“.. extremely knowledgeable, approachable, accessible and willing to find commercial solutions…he has a very commercial outlook and fiercely protects the interest of his client.”…….….”
Chambers & Partners

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.

“ a niche practice that excels in corporate work – especially company sales and MBO transactions. The Firm has excellent levels of knowledge and is very adept and focused….”
“They provide an excellent service, offering clear, concise, effective advice and will work around the clock if necessary to get the job completed. They have a dedicated team that builds solid professional relationships with clients.”
Legal 500

“They are fast, friendly and keen to provide alternative solutions to meet the clients’ needs”.
Chambers & Partners

Matthew Workman
T: 01384 216840
E: mworkman@hawkinshatton.co.uk
I work in the Corporate department assisting on a wide range of commercial transactions including drafting legal documents, preparing ancillary documents and assisting with due diligence.
I graduated from Bournemouth University with a LLB degree in law.
Outside of work, I enjoy socialising with family and friends, keeping fit and I am an avid football fan .
mworkman@hawkinshatton.co.uk
Grant Anderson
T: 01384 216840
E: ganderson@hawkinshatton.co.uk
I am a member of the Corporate Department at Hawkins Hatton. I assist on a variety of transactions including the drafting of contractual documents, undertaking due diligence and ‎general Corporate support.
I studied LLB Law at the University of Birmingham followed by 8 months studying at George Mason University in Virginia. I am currently completing the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Birmingham.
Outside of work I enjoy running, football and music.
ganderson@hawkinshatton.co.uk
Scarlett Culliney
T: 01384 216840
E: sculliney@hawkinshatton.co.uk
I specialise in corporate law, including company mergers, acquisitions and disposals and restructures.
I joined the Corporate Department after completing my GDL at the University of Law in Manchester. Before that, I studied Politics and International Relations at degree level and completed a Masters in Human Resource Management at the University of Leeds.
Outside of work I enjoy going to the gym, travelling and spending time with friends.
sculliney@hawkinshatton.co.uk
Joshua Bird
T: 01384 216840
E: jbird@hawkinshatton.co.uk
jbird@hawkinshatton.co.uk
Alex Penney
T: 01384 216840
E: apenney@hawkinshatton.co.uk
jpenney@hawkinshatton.co.uk
Milley Walker
T: 01384 216840
E: mwalker@hawkinshatton.co.uk
mwalker@hawkinshatton.co.uk

Property

Davinder Sanghera
T: 01384 216840
E: dsanghera@hawkinshatton.co.uk
Having worked as a solicitor for over ten years including in a managerial role and business development, I bring a wealth of skills and experience to my current role in the commercial property department.
I am involved in a variety of transactions including the acquisitions and disposals of commercial property, drafting of commercial leases and corporate support. Commerciality is at the forefront of my advice to business clients and I deliver this advice in a transparent and comprehensive manner.
In my spare time, I enjoy keeping fit, cooking and socialising with my friends and family.
dsanghera@hawkinshatton.co.uk
Candace Miles
T: 01384 216840
E: cmiles@hawkinshatton.co.uk
I am a member of the Commercial Property Department. I work on a variety of matters supporting the team ranging from commercial leases, to acquisitions of commercial property sites and secured lending transactions. I always seek to prioritise my clients’ commercial needs.
I studied at the University of Birmingham, graduating with an LLB degree in Law. I then studied the Legal Practice Course with a Masters at the University of Law in Birmingham. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, shopping and going to the gym.
cmiles@hawkinshatton.co.uk
Andrew Cox
T: 01384 216840
E: acox@hawkinshatton.co.uk
I am a member of the Commercial Property Department and I work on a variety of matters supporting the team, including drafting and negotiating leases and contracts and always ensuring that the needs of the client are met every step of the way.
I graduated from the University of Law in Birmingham with an LLB degree in Law and stayed on at the University to study the Legal Practice Course with a Masters.
Away from the office I enjoy keeping fit, listening to music or watching a good film and supporting Wolverhampton Wanderers.
acox@hawkinshatton.co.uk
Macaulay Callard
T: 01384 216840
E: mcallard@hawkinshatton.co.uk
mcallard@hawkinshatton.co.uk
Sean Isherwood
T: 01384 216840
E: sisherwood@hawkinshatton.co.uk
I am a member of the Commercial Property Department. I work on a variety of matters supporting the team ranging from commercial leases to acquisitions of commercial property sites and secured lending transactions. I always seek to prioritise my clients’ commercial needs.
I studied at Birmingham City University, graduating with a degree in Law with Business.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, playing Tennis and watching the Rugby.
sisherwood@hawkinshatton.co.uk

“….they know what they are good at and stick with it. Always act swiftly and keep you informed at every stage.’
“Colin and his team have great personal qualities and make you feel that the situation is as much theirs as yours, giving you the support needed. This personal touch stands out from other legal firms”
Legal 500

They are fast, friendly and keen to provide alternative solutions to meet the clients’ needs”.
Chambers & Partners

Litigation

“…a charismatic individual who is very detailed in her work. Her knowledge in particular when dealing with business law is superb”
Legal 500

“…on the ball, very prompt and thorough…. She is always professional even in dealing with difficult parties and her advice is very easy to understand……She is a popular choice of counsel for clients requiring advice on shareholder, partnership and contractual disputes.”
Chambers & Partners

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.
hsandhu@hawkinshatton.co.uk