Kirsteen Hook

Senior Associate
Contact details

023 8085 7056

Kirsteen Hook gives excellent support. She understood our particular structure, ethos and therefore requirements, interpreting this to provide appropriate and timely advice.

Legal 500, 2020, client testimonial

Kirsteen is a Senior Associate in the Charities team and advises charities, schools, academies and other not-for-profit organisations on a wide range of issues.

Main areas of practice

Kirsteen specialises in charity law, including general regulation and governance, Charity Commission requirements and specific issues affecting charities.

She advises on joint ventures, collaboration agreements, mergers and acquisitions, governance, charity formations, incorporations, trading, commercial arrangements, contracts and structures for charity clients, and academies and academy conversions.


Kirsteen’s clients include charities, schools, academies and other not-for-profit organisations.



Kirsteen joined the firm in 2008 and qualified into the Charities team.

She has been listed as a ‘Rising Star’ in the 2020 Legal 500 South East section.

Contact details

023 8085 7056

  • Charity Law Association

Significant Experience

  • Significant experience advising on charity governance, including new charity formations, structures and incorporations, and advises on charity mergers, collaborative working projects and restructuring of charities.
  • Project managed a large number of academy conversions including primary and secondary schools; converter and sponsored academy conversions; special schools; pupil referral units and hospital schools; Catholic and Church of England academy conversions; new academy formations; and formation of academy sponsor MATs.
  • During her training contract Kirsteen completed a six month secondment with Save the Children.

Additional Expertise

  • Education: As part of the Education practice group at Blake Morgan, Kirsteen also advises on academy conversions and formations, school mergers and provides governance advice for academy trust companies and educational charities
  • Training: She regularly delivers training for charity trustees
  • Seminars: Kirsteen speaks at seminars and workshops for charities
  • Articles: She also writes articles on issues affecting charities and not-for profit organisations and co-ordinates the Charities team e-bulletin


Kirsteen Hook is particularly well known for her work with academy trusts where she assists with conversions, new academies, transfers, restructuring and governance matters.

Legal 500, 2020

Insights by Kirsteen


24 August - Kirsteen Hook

Earlier this summer the Department for Education (DfE) published the new Academy Trust Handbook which takes effect from 1 September 2021 and we summarise the key changes here. It is...

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13 July - Kirsteen Hook

Whilst the much anticipated "unlocking" of the UK fast approaches, this newsletter brings you the latest updates for the Charities Sector. Coronavirus guidance for the charity sector further updated The...

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15 January - Kirsteen Hook

Our Charities team here at Blake Morgan publishes e-bulletins to keep you up-to-date with breaking news and topical issues affecting the sector. Charity Commission: Serious Incidents Involving Partners The Charity...

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