Corporate & Commercial Partner01244 405594
About Jamie Hawley
Jamie advises clients on a broad range of Corporate & Commercial matters.
He was educated at the University of Leeds, where he studied law, and BPP Law School, also in Leeds.
Jamie has experience in advising owner-managed businesses and SMEs across many business sectors on a wide range of corporate matters, including acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and general company law issues. In addition, he has experience of acting for banks and financial institutions on acquisitions and other corporate transactions.
Jamie also advises clients on a variety of commercial contracts such as agency agreements, distribution agreements and supply contracts, as well as in relation to e-commerce issues.
Prior to joining Aaron & Partners, Jamie worked for a niche commercial practice in Carlisle where he was ranked by the leading independent legal directory, Chambers and Partners, as “one to watch”.
From the start, a third of the business was owned by RSK Group and, after twenty years of success, we felt the time was right to sell our shares to them, giving them 100% ownership of RSK Orbital. Aaron and Partners came highly recommended to us by an associate at Illingworth Seddon who had successfully worked with them and Jamie Hawley, on many occasions.
Initially, we thought we would be able to do most of the work for the share transfer ourselves, but we soon realised how much we needed Jamie’s expertise. There were so many legal issues to make sense of and Jamie was able to steady the ship and ensure that everything went smoothly. He worked tirelessly, translating the legal speak so we could understand what was happening and ensuring everything happened in a timely organised manner.
It was a pleasure to work with Jamie; he was dedicated, professional and friendly throughout the process. We really couldn’t have asked for more! We would be delighted to work with him again in the future.
We work almost exclusively with Jamie Hawley in the Corporate Team. Jamie has acted on our behalf for several years and this year (through Covid) he has completed a number of corporate sales which have been significant for our business. He really is excellent, and we are very pleased with the service he provides us. Jamie delivers an excellent service for a competitive price; he is responsive and always available on the phone He is very prompt at responding to e-mails too. Jamie doesn’t look to overcomplicate a transaction or to drag things out, he works hard to keep things straightforward and to get the deal done in the most efficient way. Furthermore, we greatly appreciated having a lawyer of Jamie’s calibre and work ethic located in Chester providing a level of service which is more akin to that which we would expect from a larger and significantly more expensive firm in Manchester or Liverpool.
Our trading company Bar Code Data has been in business in Manchester for over thirty years employing eighteen people. When the opportunity to buy the business presented itself, I realised I needed specialist legal assistance. Aaron and Partners came highly recommended to me by my accountant, Nigel Davenport. He had worked with Aaron’s and Jamie Hawley on several occasions and had been very impressed.
Jamie was very professional and reliable right from the start. We had an instant rapport and I felt very comfortable and confident in his ability. In 2020 we acquired Bar Code Data and later PMSS in 2021. Jamie advised us expertly on both purchases.
Jamie and his colleague Jenny Harrison were a great team. With their pragmatic approach and sound advice, they took all the stress out of our deals allowing me to focus on the structure of the acquisition and, importantly, run my business. They cut through all the red tape and were very efficient and super responsive.
I was very happy with the service I received and the relationship I now have with Jamie and would be delighted to work with him again. In fact, I have already recommended him and Aaron and Partners to others!
Jamie was personally recommended to us by a trusted financial adviser and his help was invaluable from the beginning. We’re an engineering business and we were looking for someone to help us to go through a process of acquisition for our company.
It has actually since changed and is now more of a 50/50 partnership – so a 50% acquisition which will then lead to a full takeover in time. His previous experience with similar situations enabled him to highlight potential pitfalls.
He helped me understand that you can never get perfection in this type of transaction, but we should concentrate instead on filling as many holes as we can. I feel fortunate that we met him and he had the advice and knowledge that met our exact requirements. He definitely helped us secure the best deal for ourselves which might not have happened otherwise.
Throughout the process, he made himself available to us when he was needed, including outside office hours at times. His approach was very thorough and professional and he is adept at explaining things clearly – I’m an engineer, not a lawyer and for him to be able to reduce it into simple terms that get the point across is a real skill.