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

Fiona Lee
T: 01384 216840
E: flee@hawkinshatton.co.uk

I am a member of the Corporate Department at Hawkins Hatton, where I assist on a wide range of transactions. My role includes undertaking legal due diligence, drafting commercial and ancillary documents including disclosure letters and broader corporate support.

I graduated in Law LLB from the University of Liverpool having spent a year aboard and I completed my LPC and Masters at the University of Law in Birmingham.

In my spare time I enjoy cooking, baking, long walks and spending time with friends and family.

flee@hawkinshatton.co.uk
Ben Powell
T: 01384 216840
E: bpowell@hawkinshatton.co.uk
I am a member of the Corporate Department, where I assist on a wide range of transactions such as company purchases, company sales and MBO transactions. My role in the Corporate Department includes drafting and negotiating commercial documents such as share purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements, disclosure letters and loan notes; as well as the more general ancillary documents. I am also a member of the Banking and Finance Department at Hawkins Hatton, where my role includes the undertaking of legal due diligence on behalf of the bank as well as the perfecting and registration of security.
 
Outside of the office, I enjoy socialising and catching up with my friends and family, travelling, and following sports, my favourite being football as I am an avid Arsenal supporter.
 
bpowell@hawkinshatton.co.uk
Sharon De Mello
T: 01384 216840
E: sdemello@hawkinshatton.co.uk
 
I am a Legal Cashier at Hawkins Hatton and manage the accounts department. I also assist the Corporate Department with general administrative tasks.
I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Business Management.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing board games with my two children, going to the gym and spending time with family and friends.
sdemello@hawkinshatton.co.uk
Zack Brent
T: 01384 216840
E: zbrent@hawkinshatton.co.uk
I am a member of the Corporate Department at Hawkins Hatton.
In 2021 I graduated from the University of the West of England with a First Class LLB, and in 2023 I received my LPC and Masters of Law qualifications from the University of Law, Birmingham.
When I am not at work, I spend most of my time playing basketball and music or reading.
bgeada@hawkinshatton.co.uk
Adile Orhan
T: 01384 216840
E: aorhan@hawkinshatton.co.uk
I am a Corporate Paralegal at Hawkins Hatton. I assist the team with a variety of matters involving legal due diligence and drafting documents for commercial transactions.
I have graduated from University of Kent in Canterbury with an LLB in June 2023. I am currently studying part-time for my SQE and Masters in Law at the University of Law, Birmingham.
In my spare time, I like to go to the gym, cook and play Sudoku.
bgeada@hawkinshatton.co.uk
Amreen Jhutty
T: 01384 216840
E: ajhutty@hawkinshatton.co.uk
I am a member of the Corporate team at Hawkins Hatton. I assist the team with Legal Due Diligence and drafting of ancillary documents.
I graduated with a 2:1 in LLB Law from Aston University in 2022. I have completed the LPC at The University Of Law, Birmingham.
In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym, following sports and travelling.
ajhutty@hawkinshatton.co.uk

Property

Alexander Boyle
T: 01384 216840
E: aboyle@hawkinshatton.co.uk
I am a member of the Commercial Property Department and I work on a number of different types of transactions such as assisting with the drafting of contractual documents and the due diligence process.
I graduated from the University of Leicester with an LLB before studying International Commercial Law at Master’s level at Newcastle University. I then completed my LPC at the University of Law.
Away from the office my hobbies include hiking, going to the gym and photography.
aboyle@hawkinshatton.co.uk
Joyelle Jarrett
T: 01384 216840
E: jjarrett@hawkinshatton.co.uk
I joined HH in July 2022 and I am currently working in the Commercial Property Department. I enjoy working on a range of cases, from Landlord and tenant matters, to large scale commercial property transactions acting for Bank and Borrower.
I completed my LPC and MSc in Business and Management at the University of Law in November 2019, having graduated from Aston University with a degree in LLB Law and Management.
When I am not at work I enjoy cooking, spending time with family and friends, and volunteering for charitable causes.
jjarrett@hawkinshatton.co.uk
Alisha Shah
T: 01384 216840
E: ashah@hawkinshatton.co.uk
I am a member of the Commercial Property Department at Hawkins Hatton, where I assist on a range of transactions. My role includes undertaking due diligence, acting on behalf of lenders and drafting contractual documents.
I graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BA in Ancient History and Archaeology, before studying my GDL and LPC at the University of Law.
In my spare time I enjoy travelling, reading and going to the cinema.
ashah@hawkinshatton.co.uk
Macaulay Callard
T: 01384 216840
E: mcallard@hawkinshatton.co.uk
I am a member of the Commercial Property Department. I assist the team in several types of real estate transactions, including assisting with the drafting of contractual documents and the due diligence process.
I graduated from Bournemouth University with an LLB. I am currently studying for my LPC at the University of Law.
Outside of the office my hobbies include travelling, skiing and socialising with my family and friends.
mcallard@hawkinshatton.co.uk
Kyra Ganger
T: 01384 216840
E: kganger@hawkinshatton.co.uk
I am a Legal Assistant at Hawkins Hatton. I assist the team with general administrative duties including organising and maintaining files, filing and diary management. I have day-to-day contact with the fee earners and managing partners.
I graduated from Aston University in 2022 after studying LLB Law with Management, I am now preparing for the SQE exams at The University Of Law, Birmingham.
In my spare time, I regularly go to the gym and enjoy socialising with my family and friends.
kganger@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