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Christopher Cook

Senior Partner
I manage risk and compliance for the firm and support our people with all things technical.

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Christopher Cook manages risk and compliance for the firm and support our people with all things technical.

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About Christopher

I deal with all aspects of property law, both residential and commercial, and have previously been the partner in charge of our private client division. My other expertise is in managing risk and compliance for the firm and supporting staff with all things technical. I have been credited with nit-picking skills and wear that badge with pride.

I began my legal career in 1975 at a small solicitors’ firm in Croydon, moving to Brixton in 1981 to become a partner with Frank Lissimore in what was then Williams and Company. In those days a solicitor was expected to know something about all aspects of law and turn their hand to most of them when necessary, but the trend towards specialisation has since led me to focus on property and conveyancing, with a side-line in ‘private client’ work – wills, trusts and probate.

In recent years solicitors have had more and more professional regulations and standards to comply with. As senior partner I spend much of my time seeing that we abide by these, and I also advise other lawyers in the firm about law, procedure, and risk management. I enjoy getting involved with tricky or complex drafting and building up our teams’ technical knowledge. I have a keen interest in systems and processes and have supported the development of our case management system over the years to maximise efficiency in a busy and demanding environment. When the slogan “policy precedes procedure” becomes a commonplace of management theory, remember you saw it here first.


  • 1975 - Qualified as a Solicitor
  • 1974 - LLM
  • 1973 - LLB


  • 1981 - Present - Williams & Company and successors
  • 1975 - 1981 - Peard Son & Webster, Croydon


Latest Blogs

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Frank Lissimore

Managing Partner

Akilah McEwen is Head of the Private Client department, and specialises in Wills, Trusts, Probate, Deputyship, and Lifetime Estate Planning.

Akilah McEwen

Partner | Head of Private Client

Estella Newbold-Brown is head of the family law department and specialises in divorce, financial & child arrangements, and domestic violence.

Estella Newbold-Brown

Partner | Head of Family Law

Katy Moss is a Partner at Amphlett Lissimore and Head of the Commercial Property Department

Katy Moss

Partner | Head of Commercial Property

Laura Maggs is a residential property partner at Amphlett Lissimore, specialising in conveyancing transactions.

Laura Maggs


Liz Edwards is a Partner at Amphlett Lissimore and works in the family law department as a solicitor and family mediator.

Liz Edwards


Nigel Leonard is a Partner at Amphlett Lissimore, based in West Wickham, where he specialises in residential conveyancing.

Nigel Leonard


Nigel Matthews, Residential Property Partner

Nigel Matthews


Sue Pryse-Davies has over 25 years’ experience of cases concerning children, specialising in complex care cases and adoption proceedings.

Sue Pryse-Davies


Toni Wensley is the partner in charge of operations for Amphlett Lissimore.

Toni Wensley


Adele McCabe specialises in probate and administrations of estates, will drafting, powers of attorney, and deputyship applications.

Adele McCabe

Chartered Legal Executive

Adrienne Burton is a Law Cost Draftsman for the Children law team.

Adrienne Burton

Law Cost Draftsman

Ally Grant


Carole Hack specialises in private law children cases such as child arrangements and parental responsibility agreements

Carole Hack

Family Law Executive

Christopher Thomas


Claire Pays is a Chartered Legal Executive in the Residential Property team, and specialises in helping people buy and sell their homes.

Claire Pays

Chartered Legal Executive

Daniel O'Doherty specialises in property litigation with an emphasis on leasehold, housing and general landlord and tenant law.

Daniel O’Doherty

Consultant Solicitor

Dipti Ahir


Dona Awano, solicitor specialising in residential leasehold law.

Dona Awano


Donna Rose is a solicitor and family mediator, based in our Crystal Palace office. Donna specialises in divorce and financial arrangements.

Donna Rose

Solicitor & Family Mediator

Ebony Yusuf


Esther Omishore is a trainee solicitor in the private client team, specialising in wills, lasting powers of attorney, and probate matters.

Esther Omishore

Trainee Solicitor

Geraldine Moyle is a probate assistant in our private client department.

Geraldine Moyle

Probate Assistant

Helena Cavanagh

Leasehold Enfranchisement Assistant

Janice Lock is part of the client care team at Amphlett Lissimore

Janice Lock

Client Care

Jasmin Norton is a residential property solicitor. Jasmin works in the residential conveyancing team and is head of new build property.

Jasmin Norton


Jimmy Wensley is a conveyancing executive in our residential property team. Based in Crystal Palace, Jimmy specialises in conveyancing.

Jimmy Wensley

Conveyancing Executive

Joe Matthews is a trainee solicitor in our residential property team, specialising in conveyancing and remortgaging.

Joe Matthews

Trainee Solicitor

Judith Hurle is a wills executive in our private client department. Judith specialises in will writing and lasting powers of attorney.

Judith Hurle

Wills Executive

Karen Bowey is part of the Family Law team, dealing with divorce, civil partnership dissolution and other relationship breakdowns.

Karen Bowey

Chartered Legal Executive

Katie Brett specialises in private client work including Wills, Probate, Court of Protection applications, and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Katie Brett

Chartered Legal Executive

Katrina Reid


Khadija Khalique is an Associate Legal Executive in our Residential Property team in West Wickham

Khadija Khalique

Associate Legal Executive

Leah Campbell, solicitor apprentice, specialising in new build conveyancing

Leah Campbell

Solicitor Apprentice

Lisa Miller


Lisa Tantardini is a trainee conveyancer working in Laura Maggs' residential property team, based in Bromley.

Lisa Tantardini

Trainee Conveyancer

Lola Phillips is a children law solicitor, specialising in care proceedings

Lola Phillips


Lynsey Robertson

Chartered Legal Executive

Marcus Graziani


Marina Breas is a paralegal in our commercial property department.

Marina Breas


Neelam Trikha is a solicitor in the leasehold enfranchisement team, specialising in both formal and informal lease extensions.

Neelam Trikha


Nicola Curtis is a conveyancing paralegal in our West Wickham residential property team, supporting Claire Pays.

Nicola Curtis

Conveyancing Paralegal

Rebecca Hitchcock is a Licensed Conveyancer in our residential property team, specialising in conveyancing and transfers of equity.

Rebecca Hitchcock

Licensed Conveyancer

Rebecca Moate is a legal assistant in the family law team.

Rebecca Moate

Legal Assistant

Richard Sims is a consultant solicitor at Amphlett Lissimore, and specialises in property law and litigation.

Richard Sims

Consultant Solicitor

Samantha O'Dwyer, Solicitor and Family Mediator

Samantha O’Dwyer

Solicitor & Family Mediator

Shannon Hartland is a solicitor in our Crystal Palace office. Shannon specialises in all matters relating to commercial property.

Shannon Hartland


Sharon Foad

Conveyancing Assistant

Shauna Telford is a solicitor in the private client team, specialising in wills, probate, estate administration, and powers of attorney.

Shauna Telford


Shelagh O'Connell is a probate assistant in our Crystal Palace office.

Shelagh O’Connell

Probate Assistant

Sheldon Gayle is a trainee solicitor, specialising in residential property matters including conveyancing and remortgaging.

Sheldon Gayle

Trainee Solicitor

Susan Snook


Suzanne Day is solicitor at Amphlett Lissimore. Based in our Crystal Palace, Suzanne specialises in commercial property matters.

Suzanne Day


Tony Hudson, operations manager at Amphlett Lissimore

Tony Hudson

Operations Manager

Tracey Roache, trainee solicitor at Amphlett Lissimore

Tracey Roache


Tracy McAneny is a conveyancing executive based in our Crystal Palace office, specialising in residential property.

Tracy McAneny

Conveyancing Executive

Vursha Joye is a solicitor in our residential property department. Based in Bromley, Vursha Joye specialises in conveyancing and remortgages.

Vursha Joye


William Marston-Llewellyn is a conveyancing executive in our residential property department

William Marston-Llewellyn

Conveyancing Executive

Xhesika Xhemajli is a paralegal in our residential property department.

Xhesika Xhemajli