Partner, Corporate & Commercial

Faye Cook

Faye is an experienced Partner who specialises in all aspects of corporate transactions. She has particular expertise in M&A (sale-side and buy-side), EOTs, corporate restructuring, succession / exit planning, Management Buy-outs / Buy-ins and general corporate advisory work. Faye acts for a full range of corporate clients in the mid-market from private limited companies to owner-managed businesses. Her approach is to work closely with her clients from the early stages of a transaction, and work collaboratively with the other advisors and stakeholders involved in order to drive the project smoothly and efficiently to a successful completion.

Faye has been with Thomson Snell & Passmore for over 10 years, having initially trained with the firm. Faye was promoted to Partner in January 2020.

Faye Cook

Specialisms & expertise

  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Management buy outs
  • Due diligence
  • Corporate advisory
  • Joint venture agreements, shareholder agreements and bespoke articles of association
  • Buybacks & share option schemes
  • Corporate restructuring & insolvency
  • Partnership & limited liability partnership matters
  • Succession & exit planning
  • Employee ownership trusts.

Examples of work

Advising UK subsidiary of German listed company on acquisition of further UK targets

Advising various buyers on several purchase transactions of Golf Clubs in the South East

Advising the buyer on the management buyout of Kent based chartered surveyor firm

Advising the seller of specialist theatrical chandler company

Assisting lead partner with advising on:

Achievements & other appointments

Winner of the Kent and East Sussex JLD Junior Lawyer of the Year Award 2016/2017; and Winner of the Kent and East Sussex JLD Trainee Solicitor of the Year 2015/2016.

Faye Cook, Chambers 2024 Legal 500 - uk-recommended-lawyer-2023 logo Insider Dealmakers awards 2022 winners logo


Faye studied at the University of Nottingham and graduated with a 2:1 degree in Law with Australian Law.

Faye went on to complete the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law where she achieved a distinction.