Hawkins Hatton marks 15 years

A Dudley-based corporate law firm is marking its 15th anniversary this month.

Colin Rodrigues, corporate partner at Hawkins Hatton, said: "I genuinely cannot believe it has been 15 years since the inception of HH with the very first deal in my first month being the management buyout of Welconstruct Group on January 31, 2006. A lot of water has passed under the bridge and we have seen a lot of changes, not to mention the financial crash and now the Covid crisis."

The firm, which is based at Castle Court, Castlegate Way. has grown to now have a London office as well.

"15 years are usually symbolised by crystal, I wish I had been given a crystal ball and even then, I know I would never have predicted the times that we are now in no matter how much I pretend to be a soothsayer when not practicing as a lawyer," said Mr Rodrigues.

The firm was launched with a small low-key party where Lord Digby Jones attended.

Mr Rodrigues, who started the business with dispute resolution partner Harminder Sandhu, said: "I know that this year is not a time for celebration and we have cancelled some key events where we always look to catch up with our friends and clients alike, both locally at Weston Park and also in London but we are undeterred and remain positive about the future."

He said HH had acheived recognition as a niche corporate practice and a bank panel firm within both the Legal 500 and Chamber and Partners.

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