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Public Law 

Public law forms a core part of Hannah’s practice. She regularly appears in the High Court in judicial review cases as sole counsel and led. She acts for clients in a broad range of public law matters, including healthcare and the NHS, education, public services ombudsmen, local government, immigration and asylum, unlawful detention, social care and social security. 

Regulatory and Ombudsmen

Hannah has frequently appeared on behalf of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman in judicial review cases.

She is currently instructed with James Maurici QC to represent the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman in Newman v PHSO, a challenge to the Ombudsman’s decision to investigate a GP in a case involving a potential avoidable death. 


Hannah was recently led by Zoe Leventhal in a challenge to the decision of Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group to close a GP surgery in Witney, Oxfordshire (Yvonne de Burgo v Oxfordshire CCG). This case raised a number of novel NHS law issues, including the scope and effect of the duties to involve and consult members of the public and the local authority under the NHS Act 2006.  

She also recently assisted David Lock QC and David Blundell in Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee v Secretary of State for Health [2017] EWHC 1147 (Admin) on the particular issue of the Secretary of State’s duty under section 1C of the NHS Act 2006 to have regard to the need to reduce health inequalities. 

Along with David Lock QC and Zoe Leventhal, Hannah runs and contributes to Landmark’s new comprehensive Healthcare Law resource, aimed at practitioners and those working in and using the NHS. 

Hannah will be teaching Medical Law at the London School of Economics from September 2017. 


Hannah regularly advises and acts for both parents and local authorities in the SENDIST and education law matters more broadly. 

She has also advised schools as to their duties under the Education Act 1996. 

As pupil to Galina Ward, she assisted in cases concerning academy conversion and school admissions. 

Prior to coming to the Bar, she regularly provided oral and written representation pro bono to parents whose children had been permanently excluded from school as part of the award-winning “School Exclusion Project”, coordinated by Matrix Chambers and City Law School. Hannah successfully represented parents at Governing Body, Independent Review Panel and SENDIST level. These cases raised public and discrimination law issues. 

Immigration and asylum

Hannah regularly represents clients in immigration and asylum cases in the FTT and Upper Tribunal. 

She also acts for clients in unlawful detention claims. 

Hannah has experience acting for clients in appeals under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 against penalties for carrying clandestine entrants.