Daniel Hooker

  • Email: dhooker@dsdlaw.co.uk
  • Phone: (01634) 852700
  • Fax: (01634) 850669
  • 5 High Street
  • Gillingham
  • Kent
  • ME7 1BE

Daniel was initially called to the Bar in November 2008 having completed the Bar Vocational Course in London and subsequently cross qualified as a solicitor, being admitted to the roll of solicitors in June 2015. Daniel has since become an accredited member of the Law Society Children’s Panel and is able to act for children and young people involved in proceedings.

Daniel has extensive experience in Family Law and can offer a range of services including Divorce, Finances, Child Arrangements Orders, Injunctions, cohabitation disputes and Public Law care proceedings.

In Employment Law, Daniel is able to offer services for both Employers and Employees and has experience with a range of employment matters including the drafting or contracts and employment documents, constructive/unfair dismissal, breach of contract, discrimination and settlement agreements.

Daniel endeavours wherever possible to undertake his own advocacy from start to finish, including contested hearings, to provide his clients with continuity without the worry of a new person representing them in Court. As a former barrister Daniel is at ease and confident in the court room.

Family Cases of interest;

Public law

Private law

  • Appeal from the Magistrates Court regarding the test to be applied and procedure to be followed in relation to an application for an Enforcement Order which was wrongly summarily dismissed.
  • Daniel acted on behalf of the children in relation to a private law dispute where the children were found to have been deliberately alienated from their father by their mother.
  • Acted on behalf of a child in relation to allegations that the child had been sexually abused by its father.

Divorce and Finances

  • Acting for a Wife in Matrimonial Proceedings involving a proceeds of crime application made by the Crown against the property due to the Husband’s criminal activity.
  • Successfully obtained a clean break order in a matrimonial case where the Judge indicated long term periodical payments was likely and there was a 1 year old child.

Employment cases of interest;

  • Successfully pursued a redundancy payment for an employee whose employment should have been transferred under Transfer of Undertakings but was dismissed instead.
  • Pursued a redundancy payment against a company that was in administration and being wound up.

 

 

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