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”.
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.