What we've done

Our work is dictated by client needs, from one-off projects lasting a few weeks through to multi-annual projects and ongoing retainer relationships. We have worked for private sector businesses; tech start-ups and NGOs; courts and arbitration institutions; regulatory authorities; universities; investment agencies; professional bodies and trade associations; governments and international institutions.  Our reach is global, serving clients in the UK, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Croatia, Dubai, Norway, the USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Laos, India, Nigeria, South Africa, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and the Seychelles.

We are focused on practical outputs and realistic, if stretching, goals. We continue to take an interest in our clients even after our formal engagement has ended. We have often made useful introductions or identified potential opportunities for former clients where the chance has arisen. We are also proud of the fact that most of our clients have come back to us when they are ready to tackle fresh challenges or that they frequently ask us to help them implement our recommendations.

We pride ourselves on our ability to bring a fresh approach and different perspective to client problems. The photographs we’ve chosen for our website were taken by our friend Alice Mutasa, who shares our enthusiasm for exploring the world. You can see more of Alice’s work here.

Case studies

Business growth

We work with individual businesses in the professional services sector to help them better understand their capabilities, improve how they operate and grow their businesses.

Sector development

We work with public sector bodies and private sector organisations seeking more systemic improvements beyond those affecting individual businesses.

Technical Assistance

Our technical assistance work enables us to work with governments and contribute to the development of whole economies and regions.

What our clients say

“I personally appreciate the professionalism, efficiency and the incisive skill with which Hook Tangaza analysed the multiple issues of this growing organisation. Your advice has been invaluable and has enabled us to rectify structural and governance issues which militated against our important mission. I would not hesitate to recommend the highly valued services of Hook Tangaza.”
Yemi Candide-Johnson SAN, President, Lagos Court of Arbitration
“Hook Tangaza’s extensive knowledge and experience provided CILEx with a comprehensive and objective benchmark to support its drive to be a leader in good governance in its sector and was invaluable in giving the organisation the advice and confidence to set out down that road of reform.”
Simon Garrod, Director of Policy & Governance, Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, UK
“As part of our team managing the East Africa Community Vets mutual recognition negotiations, I sincerely found Alison Hook to be really skilled not only in the subject but in managing the negotiators themselves. You really helped us to get through the critical stages in the negotiations”
Timothy Wesonga, Senior Livestock and Fisheries officer, East African Community, Tanzania
“MRB Attorneys is one of the premier law firms in Rwanda. In order to hold this ground and keep growing, Hook Tangaza were our choice for advisers. Their audit and recommendations of our business strategy was precise and to the point. We have no doubt that by following their advice we shall emerge stronger.”
George Muwangusi Kalisa, Senior Partner, MRB Attorneys, Rwanda
“Hook Tangaza quickly understood the nature of our international practice and its various strands. They then created a cohesive analysis and summary of where we were and where we needed to go. Their work provided real value to our firm.”
Howard Goulden, Head of International, Howard Kennedy LLP, England
“Without Hook Tangaza we wouldn’t have got the Legal Innovation Centre off the ground. Their advice and help, based on their knowledge of the sector, was invaluable in persuading stakeholders of the value and viability of the idea.”
Eugene McNamee, Head of Law School, Ulster University, Northern Ireland