Who We Are

A helping hand with a straight forward approach

Catherine Hyde
Founder and Solicitor


Years' of legal expertise across the many facets of the landscape

A friendly, approachable law firm without the corporate bravado

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Focussing on quality

Providing excellent, commercially focused legal advice.

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One of the team

We partner with you to understand your business and help you achieve your goals.

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On hand to help

We pride ourselves on being flexible, adapting to your needs and requirements.

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A trusted resource

We act in your best interests and with the utmost integrity.

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One way or the other

We're not stuck in our ways, we'll find the best solution for you and your legal challenges.

Get to know Catherine

Hi, my name is Catherine and I am the Founder of HooperHyde. I have worked in the legal profession since 2004 at large corporate firms. In that time, I have acted for all types of clients from individuals to small enterprises and multi-national corporations.

And then in 2018 I changed direction... 

In 2015, my Mum passed away. Her passing made me realign my values and what was important to me. No longer was I just focused on career progression. I wanted to feel like I was making a difference to my clients, building relationships with them, and seeing things through from start to finish. 

When my Mum passed away, it became clear to me that family, work-life balance and real job satisfaction were my measures of success.

Catherine Hyde Hooper Hyde Founder and Solicitor

A fresh challenge

So, in 2018 I became a self-employed consultant solicitor. It was a nice transition from being employed to self-employed.

When I started out on my own, I soon saw how many businesses weren’t accessing legal advice at key points in their business lifecycle. Sometimes because it was prohibitively expensive, sometimes because they didn’t realise they needed it, sometimes because they didn’t know what kind of advice they needed or what was available to them. 

So, I decided that I needed to offer a service that met all of these pain points. And that’s when the idea for HooperHyde was born.

A name that lives on

The name HooperHyde is made up of my maiden name and married name. I am proud of my married name but when coming up with the name of the business I wanted to give a nod to my parents who are sadly no longer with us. 

Both of them were extremely proud of the fact that I am a solicitor, an achievement that until recently I hadn’t really given the kudos it deserved. And so came HooperHyde. A law firm dedicated to helping businesses thrive and to join you on a journey to success.

Our core beliefs

We have three main core beliefs: Collaboration, Transparency, Satisfaction.

We want you to feel like we really understand you, your business, and what you want to achieve.

We want you to feel confident that you are receiving value for money on your legal spend. We can't avoid charging fees but we want you to feel its worth.

Ultimately, we want you to be fully satisfied with the service we provide and if you're not, we want to know about it so that we can understand how we can do better.