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Entrepreneurial new hire for HRC Law

Manchester-based full-service commercial law firm, HRC Law LLP, has further strengthened its commercial department with the appointment of Rob Eakins.

Rob joins the firm as a solicitor, bringing with him experience across a range of commercial matters with a particular focus on contracts. As a former creative industries business adviser, project manager and owner of a music business, his frequent dealings with commercial contracts sparked an interest in law. Having retrained in law, Rob joins HRC Law from JMW Solicitors.

Commenting on his appointment, Rob said: “The fact that I spent my early career as a business owner allows me to benefit from a unique level of first-hand experience and knowledge in terms of the challenges entrepreneurs face in building and growing a successful business. I look forward to joining the team and supporting HRC Law clients in safeguarding and maximising their commercial interests.”

Graham Hansen, who heads up the commercial department, said: “Rob brings with him experience far beyond his PQE years – his unique insight as a former entrepreneur is hugely complementary in his role and we’ve no doubt he will be a huge asset to both the firm and our clients.” 

HRC have had a real need for further, dedicated support in light of their expanding client base and successes in the fashion and e-comms industries (with clients including Domu, Nicce and Slydes), as well as continuing to provide specialist advice to the recruitment and retail sectors. 

This latest hire follows the recent appointment of Paul Kirkpatrick as Partner in HRC Law’s commercial dispute department. Now in its fifth year of business, Rob takes the firm’s headcount to 27 – its ninth appointment of 2018.