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Legal Professionals

Russell Hooker

Founder and Managing Partner

Russell is an attorney with over 31 years’ experience in insurance litigation, general litigation and commercial litigation. He has extensive expertise in dispute resolution, personal injury litigation, legal writing, medical malpractice and notarial work.

He is also involved with the daily management and marketing of Hooker Attorneys and Hooker Claims Recovery Services (Pty) Ltd including interaction with insurance companies, underwriting managers and insurance brokers.

Louise Van Helden

Senior Associate

Louise is an attorney with over 16 years’ experience in litigation and commercial law. She has extensive expertise and knowledge in general and commercial litigation in the Magistrates Court and High Court, drafting and vetting of commercial contracts, building and construction law, matrimonial law, eviction proceedings (both commercial private) and Prevention of Illegal Eviction (PIE). She specialises in commercial debt collection and the law relating to landlord and tenant including Rental Housing Tribunal proceedings and appearances.

Jeanne Duminy

Senior Associate

Jeanne is an attorney with over 12 years’ experience in insurance litigation. She has extensive expertise in general litigation, personal injury litigation, criminal litigation, commercial law, conveyancing, labour law, third-party litigation and law of contracts.

Thea Rossouw

Junior Associate

Thea is an attorney with over five years’ experience in legal practice. She has experience in insurance litigation, family law, personal injury law, labour law, commercial and property law, and the law relating to landlord and tenant.

Ryan Engelsman

Junior Associate

Ryan is an attorney with over five years’ experience in legal practice. He has experience in insurance, commercial and general litigation, collection of debts, contingency services, enforcement of contractual arrangements and credit agreements. He runs his own trials and applications in the district and regional magistrate courts.

Thys Jacobs

Legal Consultant

Thys is an attorney and legal consultant with over 40 years’ experience in legal practice. He has extensive experience in personal injury claims, investigations into merits to determine liability (if any), investigations into quantum of claims, advice on evidence, advice on use of appropriate experts, assistance with trial preparation including employment investigations.

Kirsten Zwinscher

Candidate Attorney

Kirsten is a candidate attorney with over two years’ experience in legal practice. She has experience in insurance litigation, collection of debts, contingency services, enforcement of contractual arrangements and general litigation. She is involved in instituting action for insurance companies, underwriting managers and insurance brokers for motor vehicle recoveries and defending third party claims. Kirsten also runs her own applications in the Magistrate’s Court.

Rowan Levieux

Candidate Attorney

Rowan is a candidate attorney with over one year’s experience in the legal practice. He has experience in insurance litigation, collection of debts, contingency services, commercial, general litigation and applications in district court.

Support Team

Our legal team is supported by dedicated and experienced support staff whose mandate is to enhance our service delivery. Our support team includes secretaries/typists, financial managers, accounts clerks, receptionist, messenger/driver, filing clerks and cleaning staff.

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+27 (0) 11 880 6844
+27 (0) 11 086 3100

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Address

Sables Building
The Wanderers Club
21 North Street
Johannesburg
South Africa

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