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
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.
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.


William Hudson
T: 01384 216840
E: whudson@hawkinshatton.co.uk
I work in the Commercial Property Department and act on a wide range of transactions helping to facilitate disposals and acquisitions of commercial property and leases. I continually aim to find commercial solutions for my clients.
I graduated with a degree in English Literature before completing the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at the University of Sheffield.
Away from the office I enjoy reading a wide range of literature, keeping fit and following the trials and tribulations of Stoke City.
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.
Kim Strachan
T: 01384 216840
E: kstrachan@hawkinshatton.co.uk
I provide support within the Commercial Property Department, assisting on a wide range of transactions including drafting and negotiating leases and facilitating disposals and acquisitions of commercial property whilst ensuring that the expectations of my clients are exceeded throughout.
I graduated with an LLB degree in Law and studied the Legal Practice Course with a Masters in Law and Business at the University of Law in Birmingham.
Away from the office I enjoy reading, going to the theatre and cooking.


Janai Parker
T: 01384 216840
E: jparker@hawkinshatton.co.uk
I work in the Corporate Department at Hawkins Hatton. I endeavour to achieve the best results for my clients on all transactions by ensuring their goals are continually achieved.
I attended De Montfort University in Leicester where I graduated with an LLB in Law. I took a gap year to gain valuable commercial experience in a working environment before completing the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Birmingham.
Outside of work I enjoy travelling, spending time with my friends and family and cooking.
George Hinchmore
T: 01384 216840
E: ghinchmore@hawkinshatton.co.uk
I work in the corporate department assisting on a variety of transactions, my work includes drafting legal documents, reviewing commercial contracts and assisting with due diligence. A strong client focus and attention to detail are fundamental to carrying out my work. I graduated from the University of Leicester with a degree in law. Away from the office I enjoy keeping fit, socialising with friends and I am also a keen footballer.
Kirsten Wagner
T: 01384 216840
E: kwagner@hawkinshatton.co.uk
I provide support within the Corporate department, assisting with the review of commercial agreements and preparing ancillary documents. Having graduated from De Montfort University with a degree in Law, I spent a year gaining legal work experience before going on to complete the LPC at The University of Law in Birmingham. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, travel and spending time with friends and family.
Matthew Workman
T: 01384 216840
E: mworkman@hawkinshatton.co.uk
Lauren Bayliss
T: 01384 216840
E: lbayliss@hawkinshatton.co.uk
I provide support in the Corporate Department by assisting in a wide range of transactional work including drafting legal documents, preparing ancillary documents, and more importantly ensuring that the needs of the client are met every step of the way. I attended The University of Law where I completed my degree in Law. Outside of work, I enjoy cooking, shopping and socialising with my friends.