Corporate lawyer Andrew Hawkins has joined Warners Solicitors as a Partner and Head of the Corporate Team.

Andrew is an expert in all aspects of corporate and commercial law, from share and asset sales, MBOs, private equity investment and shareholder agreements to general constitutional matters, EMI schemes, banking, restructuring and insolvency.

Andrew began his legal career with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Baker & McKenzie in London before practising in leading regional firms in Kent and Sussex.

Andrew has over 20 years’ experience in advising clients across a number of sectors, including healthcare (veterinary, pharmacy, social care and dental), IT, security, property development and retail. He works with entrepreneurs, owner-managers, SMEs, large corporates, banks, LLPs, partnerships and individuals.

Recognised by the latest edition of the Legal 500 for his specialism in corporate and commercial, Andrew was also named the “Leading Legal Mind in Corporate Law (South East – 2020)” by SME News Magazine.

Sustained growth for Warners

Andrew’s recruitment follows a period of growth for Warners, which includes the appointment of Louise Brenlund as Head of Employment Law. Jeremy Ward, CEO at Warners Solicitors, explains:

“This is a very exciting time for Warners as we continue to attract talent from the region to help us drive the firm forward. The addition of Andrew and Louise has significantly boosted the services we can offer to our business clients.

Andrew is well respected and highly regarded in his practice area.  His expertise and previous experience of building a Corporate team will stand the firm in good stead as we embark on a new chapter for the Corporate, Commercial, IP & IT Team.  We are very excited to have him on board and watching the Corporate team grow and develop alongside our Commercial, IP & IT team, which will continue to be led by Partner, Kevin Sullivan.”

Andrew said:

I am delighted to be joining Warners and to be given the opportunity to grow and shape the specialist Corporate offering, building on the success and fantastic reputation the firm already has in the region for its legal services.  I have joined at an exciting stage of the firm’s growth and whose ambitions to become the firm of choice for businesses and individuals across West Kent undoubtedly match my own.  I am looking forward to working alongside the talented lawyers already at the firm and to becoming a part of the Tonbridge and Sevenoaks business communities.”