About Hook & Partners

Co-founded in 1976 by senior partner, David Hook, Hook & Partners has been providing trusted legal advice across South East Essex ever since. From our office in Canvey Island, our extensive team of experts deliver a comprehensive legal offering that will help navigate you through any stage of life, from employment support and buying a new home to Will writing and estate administration.

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.

Ros Cole
Probate Manager

With over 34 years’ experience in the Hook & Partners Probate Department, Ros has been the Probate Manager for over 20 years. Her role includes taking instruction and the preparation of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and the administration of estates.

Debbi Wallings
Conveyancing Manager

Debbi joined Hook & Partners in 2002 and has been developing her specialism in Residential Conveyancing since 1983. Her expertise lies in matters such as sales of purchases of freehold & leasehold properties, remortgages, transfer of equity, first registrations, new builds, help to buy, right to buy and registered & unregistered land.

Lucy West
Licensed Conveyancer

After qualifying as a Licensing Conveyancer in 2010, Lucy then joined Hook & Partners in 2013. Her specialism in Residential Conveyancing means that she is expertly placed to handle matters such as sales of purchases of freehold & leasehold properties, remortgages, transfer of equity, first registrations, new builds, help to buy, right to buy and registered & unregistered land.

Sayuri Serasinghe
Trainee Solicitor

Sayuri joined Hook & Partners in 2016 as a Paralegal in the Commercial department. Now a trainee solicitor, she specialises in Commercial and Property matters. After graduating in Biomedical Science at King’s College London, Sayuri went on to study law and complete her diploma in law and legal practice at University of Law, London. As of May 2018, she will qualify as a Solicitor, bringing her experience in residential property and immigration from London law firms.

Sacha Huckle
Paralegal

Sacha started working at Hook & Partners in February 2013 as secretary to Lorna Steed in the Commercial Department. Having also assisted in the Conveyancing Department, Sacha brings a wealth of understanding to the team. Today, she is legal assistant to Lorna Steed and is currently undertaking training to qualify as a Legal Executive.

Erin Cook
Practice Manager

Erin started at the firm in 2003, initially working within the Matrimonial Department and later, the Litigation Department. In 2011, she became Secretary to the Senior Partner who specialises in Licensing and during this time, also continued to deal with matrimonial. In 2016 she became the Practice Manager following her predecessor’s retirement and today deals with general office management and client care issues, whilst continuing to assist the Partners and work within the Litigation Department.

Who We've Helped

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

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

Our Heritage

Since 1976 Hook & Partners has been the leading legal practice in Castle Point providing a range of quality legal services to an ever-increasing satisfied clientele.

Once the largest legal aid practice in the South East the firm has continually adapted to meet the changing demands of the legal services market. Our substantial investment in technology and state of the art software combined with our experienced committed team of legal specialists enables the firm to remain at the forefront of legal services in Essex. We are very proud of our latest award, the Mayor’s award for Business Excellence 2017, which recognises our commitment to the highest standards.

Our Heritage

Who We Are

We’ve spent over 40 years providing expert legal advice to our clients in the South East, and it’s our personal touch that keeps them coming back to us, time and again.

What We Do

Whatever walk of life our clients are from, they know they can rely on us for effective legal guidance and a modern approach to their matter.

How We Do It

Our success is measured by our results. We don’t believe in the one size fits all approach, we understand everyone is different and tailor our services around each individual.

At Our Core

Everything we do is motivated by achieving the optimum outcome. With Lawyers that are expert problem solvers, we pride ourselves on giving honest, constructive advice – whatever the legal matter.

  • Who We Are

    We’ve spent over 40 years providing expert legal advice to our clients in the South East, and it’s our personal touch that keeps them coming back to us, time and again.

    Hook & Partners - Who We Are
  • What We Do

    Whatever walk of life our clients are from, they know they can rely on us for effective legal guidance and a modern approach to their matter.

    Hook & Partners - What We Do
  • How We Do It

    Our success is measured by our results. We don’t believe in the one size fits all approach, we understand everyone is different and tailor our services around each individual.

    Hook & Partners - How We Do It
  • At Our Core

    Everything we do is motivated by achieving the optimum outcome. With Lawyers that are expert problem solvers, we pride ourselves on giving honest, constructive advice – whatever the legal matter.

    Hook & Partners - At Our Core