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Foregate Street Chester
Cheshire CH1 1HG
DX: 19990 Chester

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Oxon Business Park
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Airport City, Manchester 0161 537 3324

Offices 204 and 205
Manchester Business Park
3000 Aviator Way
Manchester M22 5TG

Jamie Hawley

Corporate & Commercial Partner

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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”.

Together with Adam Gallacher, we set up RSK Orbital over twenty years ago.  We work with a diverse range of companies across the world to deliver high quality imagery, analytics and reporting of geodata via bespoke, web-based software developed in-house, allowing clients to make use the often complex and very large datasets from their desktop web-browser.

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.

Mike Mason, Technical Director - RSK Orbital

Our business has used Aaron & Partners for the majority of our legal work since 2015 when they acted efficiently and at short notice to resolve a serious situation within our business. We enjoy working with A&P as they are well located for our business and this allowed us to build a good working relationship with the firm. They are sufficiently sized and have various teams who we can work with to cover the full range of our legal requirements under one roof.  Ultimately, I feel that A&P provide professional and cost effective solutions and that they “bat above their weight” relative to the larger national firms in Manchester and Liverpool.

 

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.

Client - Managing Director

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!

Mike Jackson- Managing Director, Elan Holdings

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. 

Dean White, Client.

Jamie Hawley is listed as a recommended individual Corporate & Commercial – Elsewhere in the North West.

Legal 500

Jamie Hawley is listed as a Next Generation Lawyer – Corporate & Commercial – Elsewhere in the North West.

Legal 500

It was a great relief to meet Jamie who was clearly highly experienced and knowledgeable. Jamie’s legal skills, awesome attention to detail together with his calming, steadying influence enabled me to achieve a successful resolution to my problems in a timely manner and he always available to answer my many queries along the way. Many thanks.

Client

We would like to convey how very efficient, approachable and professional Jamie Hawley has been when dealing with the acquisition of our company by RJG Inc. He has been a very good ambassador for Aarons solicitors, especially during conference calls with ourselves, RJG and Eversheds. His personal approach is superb and totally justified the recommendation of Rick Payne of Bennett Brooks to use your practice.

J & P G

Dealing with any ‘Share Purchase’ or ‘Management Buyout’ is a difficult task at the best of times but especially when trying to carry out the day job but Aaron & Partners made the whole experience much easier by making sure that their communication and advice was relevant and speedy.

Client

 

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