Beyond Corporate appoints new Associate to further strengthen real estate team

Beyond Law Group announces the appointment of Associate, Rhian Hawkins, into its specialist corporate and commercial practice, Beyond Corporate

Beyond Law Group’s specialist corporate and commercial practice, Beyond Corporate, has appointed Rhian Hawkins as Associate to support the exponential growth of its real estate team.

Rhian’s appointment comes following a successful year of growth for Beyond Corporate’s real estate team. In the last year alone, the team has advised on the construction of 1,700 hotel bedrooms, as well as the development of circa 600 care home beds. The team has also received instructions on over 1,200 residential units in the past year, over 50% from new clients of the firm.

Rhian has worked in the legal sector for more than 10 years. After studying law and completing her Legal Practice Course at The University of Central Lancashire, Rhian joined Harrison Drury as a paralegal in the commercial property team and qualified as a solicitor in 2016.  After qualifying, Rhian quickly worked her way up the ranks at Harrison Drury and was promoted to Associate Solicitor in 2020.

Rhian’s vast experience in commercial property includes in depth knowledge in acquisitions and disposals, property development, secured lending and refinancing, commercial leases and corporate support work.

Beyond Corporate is a specialist practice of Beyond Law Group, the disruptive legal business whose strategy is to create, build and manage specialist legal practices under one modern business structure. The Group’s clients and employees enjoy the sense of personal service, sociability, identity and teamwork associated with specialist practices, and at the same time can be confident that they are working with a large modern legal business.

Beyond Law Group currently has a portfolio of three practices: Beyond Corporate, McAlister Family Law and Beyond Conveyancing.


Rhian commented on her appointment: “I am pleased and excited to be joining a modern, disruptive firm with a strong reputation and a commitment to its chosen markets. This is a very exciting opportunity for me to help grow Beyond Corporate’s highly regarded real estate team and to further enhance its already impressive presence in the North-West market. I’m looking forward to getting started!”

James Flynn, Partner and Head of Beyond Corporate’s real estate team, commented on Rhian’s appointment: “Rhian brings with her a wealth of knowledge, insight and ability in the real estate market, and she will play a key role in driving Beyond Corporate forward as we enter our next phase of growth.

We have strategic growth plans to further strengthen our presence in the real estate market and attract more senior recruits into the team, which will support our vision in becoming one of the go-to legal practices in the North-West.”

Matt Fleetwood, the Group’s founder and Chief Executive commented: “We are delighted to welcome Rhian to the real estate team. Rhian’s appointment further enhances the personality of the Group and emphasises our commitment to continue to recruit strong lawyers wanting to work in a robust, collaborative team environment.

The firm is growing at an exponential rate, which is helping us to attract top talent such as Rhian in an extremely competitive market. It is a very exciting time for Beyond Law Group, its practices and our people.”