Andrew Hooker

Andrew Hooker founded Shine Lawyers New Zealand in 2015.

In a career spanning more than 25 years, Andrew was known for his dedication to his clients and his team, as well as his passion for the law which resulted in life changing outcomes for so many of his clients.

He demonstrated his tremendous passion for standing up for the rights of everyday people through his tireless pursuit of justice for his clients, as well as through:

  • Regularly appearing in television and on radio as an expert advisor on insurance matters on shows such as Fair Go, Close Up and other news programs
  • Tutoring insurance professionals at the Insurance Brokers Association of New Zealand College on their legal and statutory obligations
  • Presenting to insurance and Law Society members on civil litigation and
  • Writing a regular column for interest.co.nz, one of the leading financial services websites in New Zealand

In 2014, Andrew made New Zealand history by launching the largest ever representative action with over 30,000 people taking a case against banks claiming unlawful default fees.

Andrew tragically passed away unexpectedly in 2020, leaving behind his wife Julie Anne, and children Casey and Peter.

We express our deepest condolences to his family as well as our New Zealand colleagues and clients. If you would like to learn more about an upcoming memorial service for Andrew, or read messages, tributes or memories of Andrew, please visit our dedicated page.

As a firm, we are committed to building upon Andrew’s incredible legacy, and are dedicated to ensuring that our New Zealand business continues to grow and flourish in his memory.

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