Claire Hook

Barrister

Date of Call: 2010

BSB Number: 57228

clairehook@no18chambers.com

Claire joined Chambers following the successful completion of her pupillage in October 2017. Prior to pupillage, Claire worked for an insurance company in fleet motor claims and as a public liability claims handler before becoming a Solicitor Agent. She has built up her family practice which includes private and public child law as well as applications for injunctive relief and ancillary relief matters.

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Expertise

Family: Care & Children

Claire has experience of private law children matters, accepting instructions at all stages of private children disputes including:

  • First Hearing Dispute Resolution Appointments
  • Prohibited Steps Orders
  • Specific Issue Orders
  • Applications to remove a child[/ren] from the jurisdiction
  • Dispute Resolution Appointments
  • Direction Hearings
  • Fact Finding Hearings
  • Final Hearings

Public Law / Care and Adoption Proceedings

Claire accepts instructions to represent any party throughout care proceedings and has experience representing the Local Authority, parents, other family members and Guardians. She accepts instructions in all aspects of Public Law Children Work from EPO’s, ICO’s Case Management Hearings, Directions, Issue Resolution Hearings, Deprivation of Liberty hearings through to Final Hearings.


Domestic violence & injunctions

Claire has represented many clients in cases involving Domestic Abuse, dealing with applications for injunctions under the Family Law Act 1996 (non-molestation orders and occupation orders) both on a without and on-notice basis.


Family: Finance

Claire accepts instructions in financial remedy applications on behalf of both Applicant and Respondent. She has experience in advising and representing clients from First Directions Appointment, Financial Dispute Resolution Appointments through to Final Hearing. She also accepts instructs in relation to applications for spousal maintenance and enforcement.


Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Claire spent several years working within insurance companies dealing with issues as to liability and quantum. She continues to accept instructions to represent both claimants and defendants in MOJ Stage 3 hearings and infant settlement approvals.


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Qualifications

  • College of Law BVC, (Very Competent)
  • University of Wales, Swansea ,LLB (Hons)

Membership

  • Middle Temple
  • Middle Temple Young Barristers’ Association
  • Western Circuit

Publications / Seminars

  • Seminar: ‘Non-Molestation Orders and other things’- Co-written with Francis Payne
  • Seminar: ‘Advocacy Tips’ – Co-written with Rachel Chapman & Sarah Barber

Personal Info

In her free time Claire loves to spend time out in the countryside or on the sea. She is a Sub-Lieutenant (SCC)(RNR) with the Sea Cadet Corps and enjoys teaching when she has the chance to, she is a qualified sailing instructor and rowing coach.

What others say

She always goes above and beyond as far as I am concerned.

(Anne Morris)