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Samantha Hook

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Howard Kennedy LLP

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Real Estate


Partner. Having spent some 14 years in commercial lending for a major private bank, Sam moved into law. Sam advises on financing, refinancing, acquisition and disposal as well as leasing. Her clients include banks and other lenders, as well as commercial and residential propertyinvestors and developers of freehold and leasehold properties and international family offices.

A family office commented on Sam "… She does more than simply get a deal done – she thinks of the interests of our business, its aims and its strategy. She contributes to the business thinking from the perspective of owners and comes out with innovative great ideas..."  

Sam is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. Sam is also a South East Committee member of Women in Property having been Chair between March 2015 and February 2016.


Trained Finers Stephens Innocent LLP; qualified 2003; partner Howard Kennedy 2011.


ACIB (Associate of Chartered Institute of Bankers); South East Chair of Women in Property.


Erith School (1983 eight ‘O’ levels); Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (1993); BPP Law School (1999 Post Graduate Diploma in Law, Commendation; 2000 Diploma in Legal Practice, Distinction).


Reading, tennis and keeping fit generally, eating out, socialising with family and friends.

London: Real estate

Property finance

Within: Property finance

Particularly strong on the lender side, the ‘technically strong, cost-effective and client-oriented’ team at Howard Kennedy LLP is ‘always available’, and counts bridging and development financings as core areas of expertise. It also handles Islamic finance: Samantha Hook advised Al Mubarakia as borrower on obtaining a £21m loan to convert offices to a 124-apartment private rental scheme in east London. Other clients include Aldermore, Amicus Finance, Arbuthnot Latham & Co and Bank Julius Baer & Co. ‘User-friendly’ group head Daniel Firemanirons out potential issues early on’. Also recommended are the ‘pragmatic and very responsive’ Marcus Jamson, and Steve Clinning.

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Residential property

Within: Residential property

Howard Kennedy LLP’s team’s ‘super-fast, in-depth and broad knowledge ensures the deal gets done’. The group, led by the ‘highly experienced and efficientPervaze Ahmed, acts for high-net-worth individuals on the buying and selling of residential real estate assets, particularly in the prime and super-prime London real estate market. Ahmed joined the firm in 2017 from Blake Morgan LLP. Other key practitioners include Graham Kaye and Samantha Hook. Recent highlights include advising an ultra-high-net-worth individual on the purchase of six apartments in the new Marble Arch Tower totalling £90m and advising a private client on a £19m property purchase.

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