Expert legal advice from trusted Essex Solicitors

At Hook & Partners, it’s not enough to be legal experts, our team are wholly committed to finding the solution that delivers the outcome right for you. Whatever legal advice you require, or situation you may be facing, we will help you every step of the way.

Licensing Advice

No matter the size or nature of your business, if you require advice with licensing training, alcohol, entertainment, taxi or private hire licences, we can oversee the legal setup needed to operate in your respective industry.

With over 40 years’ experience handling licensing matters, we’re proud to provide licensing solutions for some of the most recognisable names in Essex and the UK with their licensing requests.

Baboush
Chameleon
Dick De Vignes
Murco Petroleum
Royal Hotel
Roslin Hotel
Stock Brook

Our expertise in Wills & Probate means we are a partner of choice for Finders, one of the firms that act for BBC TV’s Heir Hunters.

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Our solicitors are part of a select panel who deal with challenging intestacy problem cases. Discover how you can benefit from their professional probate and estate administration experience.

Areas of Expertise

However much we try to avoid them, in life, there are always going to be disagreements. Whether you are having issues with your neighbour, a financial conflict or a property dispute, we can help you resolve it, often without the need to go to court.

Our team have years of experience looking after landlords, from setting up tenancy agreements right through to resolving disputes, we offer an all-round service that keeps you covered every step of the way.

Purchasing a property can be a stressful time for buyers, but it’s the job of our team to take this stress away and make the conveyancing process as smooth as possible.

Our in-house employment experts are well positioned to give your business advice and support for any employee issues you may be facing.

Meet Our Team

A professional approach and a personal touch.

Our team are ready to take on your case. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you.

David J Hook
Senior Partner

Our senior partner David has been a successful solicitor for over 40 years. An acknowledged expert in Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing law he also holds Higher Rights of Audience enabling him to appear in the highest courts in the land. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. He has lectured and trained a wide variety of individuals not only in Licensing law and practice but also Business Management. The award of ‘Business Person of the Year’ 2017 by the Institute of Chartered Accountants (South East) is the latest evidence of his outstanding achievements.

Russell Hook
Managing Partner

A Managing Partner of the firm, Russell attended university where he qualified as an Occupational Psychologist, obtaining a B.Sc and M.Sc in Psychology. He practiced for several years before deciding to retrain and become a Solicitor, achieving a LL.B Hons. Having joined the firm in 2007, Russell brings his unique blend of psychology and legal expertise when undertaking negotiations, in Court and in all aspects of his legal work. Primarily working on all aspects of litigation and employment, Russell also has a strong reputation for dealing with Landlord & Tenant matters.

Lorna Steed
Partner

After studying for her Law degree in Southampton Lorna graduated in 2005 with a LL.B Hons. Having travelled the world for 6 months, she began her Legal Practice Course in 2006, qualifying and graduating in 2007. After joining Hook & Partners in 2007, she became a qualified solicitor two years later and was announced as a partner in 2014.

We have a whole team dedicated to finding a solution to your problem.