Since they parted ways 2007, 'Restless' and 'True Faith' stars New Order later reunited with a new bassist for a tour before releasing the brilliant new album Music Complete in 2015. Hooky meanwhile, has been touring varying setlists consisting of the back catalogue of Joy Division and New Order with his band The Light.
Affairs between the two parties have been less then civil since, with Peter Hook telling Gigwise that frontman Bernard Sumner was a 'twatto' who 'stole New Order from me'.
Now, Hooky is suing his 'former friends' in the band for £2.3million, accusing them of setting up a new company without him to handle the band's income after he left the group. A judge has ruled that it will go to a full trial.
"Obviously the band are disappointed that Peter is pursuing this claim in this particular way," the band have told NME. "The reports so far take a number of things out of context. Peter still, for instance, receives his full share of all back catalogue royalties. This dispute relates only to the share of income he takes from our work without him since 2011."
They added: "Not much more we can say as nothing has been decided by the Court on the facts other than he has a right to proceed with the claim, so this matter is still in play."
Watch Peter Hook perform and explain the key Joy Division and New Order tracks below
Hook's barrister Mark Wyeth QC says: "It was as though George Harrison and Ringo Starr had got together at George’s house one Friday night and had acted together to divest Paul McCartney of his shareholding in the Beatles, and didn’t tell Yoko about it either."
He added: "This is not about musical direction or musical differences or personality clashes, but first and foremost about wrongdoers taking control of a company and stripping it of its property.
"Mr Hook seeks restoration of the company’s misappropriated property, property it has held for more than 20 years."
Hook then issued a statement: "I'm naturally delighted with the decision made on my application to the High Court in London last week. It found in my favor and justifies the stance I have taken. The Judge made a number of important points when giving his judgment and rejected a lot of the Defendants' submissions.
"Both sides' costs in this case are very substantial. I was obviously pleased that the Judge ordered the Defendants to pay mine. I'm very happy with the outcome and it bodes well for the future. I am grateful to my legal team for the hard work which went into achieving this judgment."
Meanwhile, Hooky will be performing the entire of Joy Division and New Order's Substance at gigs next year. See dates below, and full dates and tickets are avilable here.
Peter Hook & The Light will play:
15 SEP Barrowlands, Glasgow, UK
16 SEP O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK
17 SEP O2 Forum, London, UK