The Team

Our Team

Charles Cook

Managing Partner, Head of Corporate and Commercial

Charles is the managing partner and founder of the firm and specialises in corporate law combining a personal approach with pragmatic commercial advice.
Charles can advise and act on company acquisitions and disposals, private equity transactions, shareholder agreements, joint ventures, share options, partnership agreements, company group restructures and all forms of commercial agreements and matters with a regulatory or corporate insolvency flavour.
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Roger Lane-Smith

Non-Executive Chairman and Consultant Solicitor

Roger is the non-executive chairman of the firm and works closely with Charles on matters of the firm’s strategy and direction of travel. Roger is also an active solicitor and has a substantial client portfolio including some well known names. He is a seasoned and highly commercial corporate lawyer and also undertakes high end private client work. He is a trustee and executor of some significant estates.
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Ed Schofield

Trainee Solicitor

Ed is a Trainee Solicitor. He works closely with Charles and advises across the full range of corporate and commercial matters as well as assisting with company secretarial services.
Ed especially enjoys working on large M&A transactions.
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Sophie Brown


Sophie is a paralegal who has recently joined the team at Cook Corporate Solicitors. She works closely with Charles and Ed to assist with corporate and company secretarial services such as the coordination and management of post completion tasks including Companies House filings, stamp duty applications, and the drafting of documents.
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Amina Harvey

Office Administrator

Amina is an office administrator at Cook Corporate Solicitors. She is an integral part of the team and works closely with senior management and suppliers to ensure all aspects of the firm run smoothly. She also provides full corporate support on large transactions as well as handling client relations.
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