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Hazel Heptinstall, senior partner at HSH Solicitors

Hazel Heptinstall

Hazel Heptinstall is the senior partner and qualified as a solicitor in 2006 are gaining a Law degree (LLB) at Anglia Ruskin University (formerly Anglia Polytechnic University). She went on to gain a distinction in her Legal Practice course. She completed her training contract at Hunt & Hunt Solicitors in Romford. She left Hunt and Hunt Solicitors in April 2010 to establish HSH Solicitors initially as the sole principal running the business herself from the ground floor offices at 98-102 North Street, Romford and subsequently as a partnership in 2011.

During a time when numerous solicitors firms are being forced to merge or make extensive cuts, HSH has continued to grow organically and is no longer confined to the ground floor but has filled the top floor of the premises as well. Under Ms Heptinstall’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

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 London criminal and common law set of Barristers Chambers within the Temple. Scott enjoys watching and playing a variety of sports and attends gigs on the odd occasion.

Scott Heptinstall, non-solicitor partner at HSH Solicitors
Kayesha Vekaria, family law, wills and probates solicitor at HSH Solicitors

Claudette Terrode

Claudette specialises in private family law including divorce and separation, financial remedies, co-habitation disputes, pre-nuptial agreements, domestic violence injunctions and private children law.

  • CILEX Law College
  • Associate (1985-1987)
  • Fellow (1999-2001)


  • GN Law (2017-2022)
  • Cartwright Cunningham Haselgrove (2004-2013)
  • Adams (1998-2004)
  • Coldham Shield & Mace (1987-1998)

Personal Interests
Claudette enjoys cooking, travelling and spending time with friends and family.

Lee-Ann Warner

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.

Mia Sharp, legal secretary at HSH Solicitors
Lee-Ann Warner, legal secretary at HSH Solicitors

Sabeka Khanom

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 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.

Staff Name

Sabeka Khanom, head of conveyancing at HSH Solicitors

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