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Hannah Haines

Year of call 2005, Inner Temple  

Areas of Expertise
Clinical Negligence, Court of Protection, Insurance Fraud, Inquests & Public Inquiries, Personal Injury, Travel & International Personal Injury Law, Special Education Needs


Personal Injury
Clinical Negligence
Court of Protection
Insurance Fraud


Hannah is joint head of the Court of Protection team and has a rapidly developing practice in this area. She has experience of dealing with mental capacity issues in the Court of Protection and in the High Court, where there are capacity issues relating to Personal Injury claims. Hannah has experience representing patients, family members, Local Authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS Trusts both in section 21A and section 16 health and welfare applications, and in property and affairs cases. She is experienced in both interim and contested final hearings covering a range of issues including more complex matters such as sexual relations, restraint, social media, covert medication and medical treatment.

Hannah's personal injury practice is split evenly between acting for Claimants and Defendants and she regularly advises at all stages of proceedings from pre-litigation through to trial. She has considerable interlocutory and trial experience involving both fast- and multi-track claims.

Hannah has a particular interest in clinical negligence and has expertise in a wide range of areas including high value cases involving multiple-disciplinary treatment. She has developed a particular interest in cases involving complex medical issues, and regularly conducts conferences involving experts from multiple disciplines. Hannah is adept at explaining complex issues clearly and sensitively to clients.

Hannah's inquest practice is wide ranging, although she has particular expertise in relation to deaths where there are concerns about medical treatment, including treatment for mental health conditions in suicide cases. She has conducted many Article 2 and jury inquests, both on behalf of families and the NHS, and deals regularly with allegations of neglect and where Prevention of Future Deaths reports are being considered. This complements her clinical negligence practice and she is very experienced in questioning both medical witnesses, and experts, in a coronial context.

Hannah endeavours to provide an excellent service those who instruct her and is happy to deal matters outside of normal hours to ensure deadlines are met, or in the event that an urgent application needs to be made.


Hannah is a practising barrister, who is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Details of information held by the BSB about Hannah can be found here.

Hannah’s clerks will happily provide no obligation quotations for all legal services that she provides. Their contact details can be found here. It is most common for Hannah to undertake Court work for a brief fee plus refresher days. Paperwork and conferences are most commonly charged at an hourly rate. Conditional Fee Agreements and Damages Based Agreements will be considered in cases with favourable prospects of success. Hannah will typically return paperwork within 21 days, however professional commitments, complexity and volume of documentation can affect these approximate timescales.


Personal Injury Bar Association
Professional Negligence Bar Association


Postgraduate Diploma in Law, College of Law. BA (Hons) Psychology, Philosophy and Physiology, Keble College,Oxford University

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