# Gray Hooper Holt LLP Solicitors

Meet the team


Philip Davis, Solicitor

Philip Davis

Philip is a senior legal executive specialising in all types of injury and defective product claims with 25 years' experience

Philip is a father of two children and enjoys sea fishing.

Daphne Frost, Solicitor

Daphne Frost

Daphne is a senior wills, probate and conveyancing solicitor with over 35 years' continuous service in the high street (although she trained in London).

She is married to a chartered surveyor and has two adult children. She is an England and Wales Cricket Board Qualified Scorer, in the season scoring at the top of the amateur game.

Robert Gray, Solicitor & Partner

Robert Gray, Partner & Member

Bob is the Senior Member of Gray Hooper Holt LLP, taking care of the day to day running of the business and ensuring that our high levels of customer service are maintained.

Robert is an experienced personal injury solicitor, being a member of the Law Society's Personal Injury Panel and also assessing other solicitor's applications to join that Panel. Bob is a former President and Hon. Sec. of The Surrey Law Society . He is also an accredited mediator

Bob's only weakness is a love of West Ham United Football Club.


Ian Hardy

Ian joined Gray Hooper Holt’s conveyancing department at the beginning of 2015, having left a team managerial role at a large East Sussex law firm.

A Licensed Conveyancer; he is well versed in residential property matters and brings with him a wealth of experience and a flair for troubleshooting complex transactions. Valiantly trying to maintain a healthy work/life balance, Ian has recently taken up a few more outdoor pursuits, though the lure of a meal out with friends and family, or a television show marathon with his wife Emma is generally all it takes to keep him in his loafers rather than his wellies.

A relatively late convert to the legal profession; Ian read computational geometry and graphics at university and in his younger years played the piano and the sax to diploma standard. One day he intends to own a piano again

Arthur Li, Solicitor & Partner

Arthur Li, Partner & Member

Born in Beijing, China he emigrated to Hong Kong at the age of 2; he spent teenage formative years in English boarding schools and then read Law in London. He spent 4 years with the Royal Hong Kong Police Force and left with the rank of Detective Inspector of a Divisional Crime Squad.

In the late eighties he returned to England and embarked on his legal career before forming Douglas Solicitors in 1992, merging with Gray Hooper Holt in 2007.

Arthur's main areas of work are employment, company/commercial and matrimonial (or civil partnership) financial disputes.

Arthur was a Member of Surrey Police Authority between 2002 and 2010. The Authority sets Surrey Police's budget, appoints senior officers and holds the Chief Constable to account for effectiveness and efficiency of the Force.
He was a Member of the Surrey Courts Board from 2004 to 2007. The Board oversees the running of all the courts in Surrey and holds the Area Director to account for the courts' performance.

Arthur has two children, a dog and a wonky shoulder from years of competitive tennis and lifting pints afterwards. He is an accomplished photographer and his favourite sayings are - "Common sense is not common" and "the only constant is change".

Arthur is a member of Resolution, the national organisation of family lawyers committed to non-confrontational divorce, separation and other family problems

Ambition - to be interviewed by John Humphreys on Radio 4's Today programme.

Adrian O'Brien

Adrian O'Brien

Adrian O’Brien is an Oxford Graduate who has successfully represented many speeders, ‘totters’ and drink drivers. He knows that having a driving licence often means keeping a job. He is particularly skilled in the preparation of defences so that a defendant’s case in court is formidably strong. He will often have cases adjourned so there is adequate time to do this. His devotion to his client’s interests is unrelenting.

In fare evasion, Adrian is acutely aware of the extremely sensitive position of professional clients. His record of preventing his clients acquiring a criminal record is unrivalled. Over ten years involvement in transport litigation has given him an unequalled knowledge of railway laws, byelaws, the train operating companies and their prosecution guidelines. He can quickly grasp the essence of a case and devise an appropriate strategy for its successful resolution. 

Adrian’s specialist expertise is such that he is frequently approached by railway prosecutors for advice and assistance.
Adrian’s hobbies include walking old railway lines and lobbying for a greater role for the railway in the transport infrastructure.


Fiona Scurlock, Solicitor

Fiona Scurlock

Fiona is a former partner in Gray Hooper Holt solicitors. Fiona has specialised in Personal Injury Claims since qualifying in 1991.

She has experience of all areas of personal injury law including road traffic accidents, accidents at work and public liability accidents.

She was involved in the litigation arising out of the Herald of Free Enterprise and Lockerbie disasters, and the Clapham and the Derbyshire inquiries.

Fiona is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and the Regional Coordinator for the Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS). “





Fiona Scurlock, Solicitor

Chris Lodge

Chris qualified as a Solicitor in 1978 and practised continuously until October 2012 when he decided to devote his time to consultancy and practice development.

In the past, he has been an extremely experienced personal injury lawyer (and former partner in his own firm) and a former Regional Co-ordinator for the Motor Accident Solicitors Society

He also organises and supervises breakfast and lunch networking meetings throughout Sussex and parts of Kent

Chris is a keen cricket and cinema fan - just don't get him started on films!

He and his French wife own a property in France and he is fluent in the language.


Anne Taylor

Anne Taylor, BSc, ACA, Practice Manager

Anne is a Chartered Accountant and is a specialist at preparing Schedules of Loss and Damage to support the Personal Injury Department. In particular, preparing details of lost earnings (past, present and future) and pension calculations, including those for the self-employed as well as those on PAYE.

Anne is a keen horsewoman and would ride more often but for the demands of running a busy practice. She owns an Advanced Eventing Horse called "My Learned Friend".



Frank Davey

Frank Davey

Frank is a Senior Conveyancer with over 30 years experience in residential conveyancing, mainly in high street practices.  He studied law at the University of Southampton and the College of Law in Guildford, qualifying as a solicitor in 1981.  He joined Gray Hooper Holt in 2016.

He is married with two adult daughters, one granddaughter, with another on the way, and three dogs.  He is a keen (though not highly skilled) golfer and part-time cyclist, his main achievement being to ride in the London/Surrey 100 sportive in 2014. He is a great lover of music with tastes spanning from the 1960s to the present day.  He is also an avid follower of Arsenal FC but also with an interest in the fortunes of his local club,  Crystal Palace.

Hannah Woodham

Hannah is a Law Graduate and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, specialising in Conveyancing.

A Brighton resident that lives for music, film and the great outdoors, Hannah spends the large majority of her time outside of work embracing culture and cheese. She can often be found meandering the Brighton lanes, attending gigs, splashing around in the sea and enjoying coastal sunsets with a glass or two of bubbly.


Jessica Webb

Jessica Webb

Jessica is a solicitor in the Conveyancing Department and specialises in all aspects of residential property.She trained in a West End  firm where she qualified in 2012 and continued to work after qualifying before joining us in January 2018.

Jessica is married and has a young daughter and lives in Haywards Heath.

She enjoys participating in different sports,most recently netball and trampolining,and is a recent convert to Hot Yoga.

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