In memory of Andrew Hooker

On Wednesday 11 March, Andrew Hooker, the founder of Shine Lawyers New Zealand, tragically passed away after a motorcycle accident.

Andrew Hooker founded Shine Lawyers New Zealand in 2015 and was a highly respected insurance practitioner and civil litigator. He 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.

In a career spanning more than 25 years , he demonstrated his commitment to standing up for the rights of everyday people through his tireless pursuit of justice for his clients.

Andrew has left us with an incredible legacy.

As a firm, we remain steadfastly committed to continuing and building upon Andrew’s legacy. We are dedicated to ensuring our firm continues to grow and flourish in his memory. We will continue to serve our valued clients and uphold the values and mission that this firm was built upon.

Andrew leaves behind his wife Julie-anne, his daughter Casey and his son Pete and we express our sincere condolences to his family, as well as our colleagues and clients.  


Funeral Service

There will be a funeral for Andrew Hooker in Australia on Friday 20 March 2020 at 3:00PM (NSW time) at the Yamba Community Hall, 45 Wooli Street, Yamba, New South Wales.


Memorial Service: Details to be confirmed

A Memorial Service will be held in Auckland to celebrate Andrew’s life once travel restrictions associated with Coronavirus have been lifted. Once details have been confirmed, they will be published on this page and the In Memory of Andrew Hooker Facebook Group.


Remembering Andrew Hooker

We have been overwhelmed by the messages and tributes that have been received in memory of our founder, Andrew Hooker.


“I have known Andrew for many years. A wonderful man and a close buddy. Firstly with the creation of Albany Senior High School  (as a fellow inaugural Board Trustee) and later in a commercial setting. His quick whit, that infectious smile and a wonderful sense of humour. Our lives have all been enriched by the attendance and caring of one practitioner – Andrew Hooker. The Law profession has lost one of its favoured sons, a gentleman with a natural  sense of what is right and wrong. Our heart goes out to Julie Ann,  Casey and Peter and parents alike.” – John & Gaynor


“We were friends and neighbours of Andrew and his family when we lived in Auckland 20 years ago and stayed with them more recently when they moved to Albany. Andrew was always a great character, not the sort of person you expected to be a lawyer. He and Julie-Anne were very warm and welcoming on our arrival from the UK and were great neighbours throughout our stay. We had some lovely times with them which have never been forgotten. We are extremely sad to hear of Andrews untimely death in tragic circumstances and our thoughts go out to Julie-Anne, Casey and Peter.” – Chris, Sarah, Jonathan & Lauren Swift


If you would like to send a message, or post a tribute or memory of Andrew, we encourage you to do so via the following Facebook Group; alternatively you can send through to [email protected].

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