Russell Cooke Putney London 2

About Tom

Tom’s work in the property and housing litigation team covers a range of work including, both bringing possession proceedings on behalf of landlords, and defending possession proceedings on behalf of tenants. 

Tom has an interest in public law and legal aid in relation to his work in housing. He has developed a particular interest in homelessness law, including reviews under the Housing Act 1996, homelessness appeals in the county court and judicial review proceedings. 

Since joining Russell-Cooke in 2020, Tom has worked extensively on the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

In 2022, Tom began studying for the Solicitors' Qualification Exam at the University of Law.


  • Studied the Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP University (2019), obtained a distinction
  • Studied for a degree in European politics at the University of Nottingham (2014)

Tom's highlights



Intentional homelessness: giving up settled accommodation for a new job

Tom Hopkins, Legal assistant in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, property law and conveyancing team.
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