Hannah was Called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 2019 following completion of the Bar Professional Training Course, where she achieved the highest marks within her cohort for Family Law, Employment Law and Drafting. Prior to the Bar, Hannah completed her undergraduate LLB degree in a condensed two-year period.
Whilst studying law, Hannah was employed in a number of roles concerning social care, assessment, and safeguarding. She has worked with both private bodies and the local authority in the provision and assessment of care requirements for children and vulnerable persons. This provides Hannah with a significant foundation of knowledge and understanding when approaching cases relating to such matters.
Whilst in the later parts of her undergraduate studies, Hannah undertook employment with solicitors specialising in criminal defence. This provided her with experience over a range of criminal cases, inclusive of public order offences, drug offences as well as violent offenses (inclusive of domestic abuse).
Hannah is regularly instructed in all aspects of family law, undertaking hears at all stages in the family court process, inclusive of final hearings. She is able to represent clients in hearing relating to marital separation (matrimonial finance), care proceedings, including short notice applications and Interim Care Orders. Hannah often deals with matters relating to domestic abuse, including non-molestation and occupation orders.
Hannah has experience in a range of matters, including small claims and fast track trials, infant settlement and MOJ Stage 3 hearings representing both individuals and corporations. She is available to act for both landlord and tenant in respect of possession proceedings. Hannah accepts instruction to advise on proceedings and to draft pleadings. Hannah appreciates the time sensitive nature which is often key to civil proceedings, and always open to accommodating time-sensitive instructions as may be required.
Hannah has experience both prosecuting and defending in the Magistrates’ Courts. She has experience representing clients who are charged with drink or drug driving. She has experience dealing with regulatory matters in the Crown Court. She is also available to deal with matters on behalf of probation.