Meet the Team
Hazel Heptinstall is the senior partner and qualified as a solicitor in 2006 after gaining a Law degree (LLB) at Anglia Ruskin University (formerly Anglia Polytechnic University). Hazel went on to gain a distinction in her Legal Practice course. Hazel completed her training contract at Hunt & Hunt Solicitors in Romford and left in 2010 to establish HSH Solicitors, initially as the sole principal running the business herself from the offices at 98-102 North Street, Romford and subsequently as a partnership in 2011.
Hazel is regularly instructed on divorce, separation and family matters in relation to finances and children as well as specialising in probate and contentious probate matters. Hazel often works for high net worth clients as well as those with more modest assets.
Under Hazel’s stewardship and with the continued ethos of focusing on and working for the local community in a range of areas, many of our referrals come from existing clients and previous clients.
Scott Heptinstall became a non-solicitor partner of the firm in August 2021 and joined the firm as Practice Manager in October 2020. Before joining HSH Solicitors, Scott was Deputy Senior Clerk at a top London set of Barristers Chambers within the Temple. Scott enjoys watching and playing a variety of sports and attends gigs occasionally.
Gemma is a Solicitor and joined the firm’s Family and Private Client Department in December 2022. Gemma graduated from the University of Exeter in 2016 with a degree in European Law. She went on to achieve a distinction in her LPC Masters at the University of Law in 2020. Gemma’s previous experience includes working as a paralegal in personal injury law and family law. She completed her training contract at a London law firm and qualified as a Solicitor in September 2022.
Gemma enjoys playing netball, doing voluntary youth work, and travelling in her free time.
Sabeka Khanom is a Solicitor and Head of Conveyancing at HSH Solicitors. Sabeka completed her law degree at London Southbank University, graduating with LLB Honours. Sabeka went on to complete the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law before qualifying as a Solicitor. Sabeka joined the firm in 2021, before which she worked in London law firms.
Sabeka has over ten years of experience in the property department and specialises in residential and commercial property transactions. Sabeka has acted for a broad spectrum of clients over a decade of working in the heart of London.
Lee-Ann Warner joined HSH in 2017 as a Legal Secretary and has over 25 years experience in areas such as litigation, family, wills and probate. In her free time she likes going on holiday.