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
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 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 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 is an attorney with over five years’ experience in legal practice. He has experience in insurance, commercial and general litigation,
Kirsten is a candidate attorney with over two years’ experience in legal practice. She has experience in insurance litigation,
Rowan is a candidate attorney with over one year’s experience in the legal practice. He has experience in insurance litigation,
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.