Mayumi Hawkes

Address

15a Brighton Place
Brighton
BN1 1HJ

Telephone

020 3034 0501

Consultant Solicitor

Mayumi was born and educated in Japan and in the UK (UK for post-graduate degrees).  Before becoming a solicitor, Mayumi worked in Japan and in the UK at trading companies, and then in the property sector in London.  Whilst working full-time, Mayumi retrained and qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and has since worked in private practices in London prior to joining Cognitive Law in July 2019.

Having previously worked in the property sector, Mayumi provides pragmatic advice on property matters.  Examples of her clients include: -

  • Freehold owners, tenants & lenders in non-contentious property transactions (both freehold and leasehold);
  • Banks and other lenders in property financing;
  • Restaurants, guesthouses, retails, trading companies and other SMEs in negotiating the lease terms and/or in settling property disputes;
  • Various Japanese or Japan-related companies/banks in assisting their project management in the UK in respect of their asset acquisition; and
  • UK companies in seeking recovery of their premises in insolvency matters.

Mayumi also advises and deals with:

  • Reviewing and drafting a range of commercial agreements (e.g. service agreements, distribution and/or agency agreements) and terms of business;
  • Setting up a business entity (including but not limited to supporting a start-up business in preparing necessary documents and dealing with compliance);
  • Share purchase & buy back for private companies;
  • GDPR compliance issues and reviewing cybersecurity policies;
  • Employment matters (both contentious and non-contentious) including drafting contracts & policy documents, advising on procedures and on how to deal with claims/disputes.

Mayumi has over 25 years of professional experience in working for Japanese and Japan-related businesses and individuals, 10 of those years as a qualified solicitor in England and Wales.  

Mayumi knows what and how to explain complicated matters in a plain language in English and in Japanese (Japanese is her first language).  She particularly enjoys working for start-ups and SMEs as she sees their businesses develop.

Outside her legal works, Mayumi relishes long country walks and tries to keep fit by going to the gym.  She plays the clarinets in an orchestra in London.  Amongst her friends, she often finds herself organising small parties or charity fund-raising events.

 

イングランド・ウェールズ法弁護士(ソリシター)

ホークス真弓

 

熊本県出身。済々黌高校卒業。

千葉大文学部学士号、ロンドン大学地域学修士号取得卒業。

日本での商社勤務を経て、渡英後は日系企業や非日系企業にて勤務。

英国での契約事争訟や不動産関連トラブル、雇用関係での諸問題をはじめ、

日本企業や個人が英国で抱える諸々の問題の難しさを実務上痛感し、

英国での法律や諸事案解決に興味を持つようになる。

以後、フルタイムで働きながら法律学ディプロマ取得後、LPC・実務修習期間を経て

2009年ソリシター資格取得。

日本企業やSME法人、日本人個人のお客様へのリーガルサービスの改善を模索続け、

2019 7月にCognitive Lawに移籍。

 

BJLA (British Japanese Law Association) Committee Member

ELA (Employment Lawyers Association) Member

 

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