2005, Inner Temple
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
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Court of Protection
Hannah's 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. She has experience in a broad range of areas but particularly clinical negligence, fatal accident claims, MIB claims, employers’ liability, road traffic accidents, insurance fraud, tripping and slipping litigation, defective premises and travel litigation.
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, such as where causation is in issue and regularly conducts conferences involving experts from multiple disciplines. Hannah is adept at explaining complex issues clearly and sensitively to clients. She regularly represents families at inquests where there are issues relating to medical treatment, including Article 2 and jury inquests, suicides and cases involving children.
Hannah is joint head of the Court of Protection team and is very keen to further develop her 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 related to Personal Injury claims. She has experience of personal welfare applications including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and issues relating to the appointment of deputies. Hannah has a particular interest in issues relating to serious medical treatment and recently gave a lecture to Respiratory trainees on DNACPR decisions. She has undergone extensive training including the Law Society Accreditation course.
Hannah's insurance fraud practice covers a wide range of fraud from LSI to staged accidents. She regularly advises in conference and in writing and has conducted many fast track and multi-track trials, regularly obtaining findings of fundamental dishonesty.
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.
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