Hannah has acted as sole or junior counsel in litigation in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, County Court and various tribunals, including the First-tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability).
She regularly acts for clients in planning appeal hearings and inquiries, some of which have concerned major residential, regeneration and infrastructure projects. Her recent inquiries (as junior counsel) include the Howbury Park Strategic Rail Freight Interchange, the Whitechapel Estate, and the Sainsbury’s Foodstore in Whitechapel.
Hannah’s public law practice has a particular emphasis on medical law and law of the NHS. She is currently instructed as junior counsel to David Lock KC to represent a large group of core participants in the upcoming Infected Blood Inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal of the 1970s and 80s.
She is the author and editor, along with David Lock KC, of NHS Law and Practice, published by Legal Action Group. It is the first comprehensive guide to the structures and frameworks of the NHS and has been described by Sir James Munby as “truly a ground-breaking book” which “no one who needs to understand NHS law could afford to be without”.
NHS Law and Practice explains the legal relationships between NHS commissioners and primary care, community and acute providers of NHS services, as well as explaining the structure of NHS regulation. It provides a detailed guide to enforcing patients’ legal rights around NHS continuing healthcare, patient choice and personal budgets.
Hannah also teaches medical law to undergraduates at the London School of Economics, dealing with various legal and ethical matters such as medical malpractice, health resource allocation, mental capacity, mental health, informed consent, organ donation, abortion, assisted dying, fertility treatment and genome editing.
Hannah practises in all areas of planning and environmental law. She advises and acts for developers, individuals, local authorities, local residents’ groups, NGOs and other interested parties. She has substantial experience in High Court proceedings, informal appeal hearings, inquiries and magistrates’ court enforcement proceedings. Her broad public law and local government practice gives her a strong foundation in all aspects of judicial review. As such, Hannah is well placed to deal with planning judicial reviews and statutory challenges (including section 288 challenges) as sole counsel or led.
She also is able to advise clients about their public law and statutory duties in matters such as: conduct of meetings, conflicts of interest, the public sector equality duty and equality impact assessments, advertisement and notification requirements, and consultation.
Hannah brings a solid commercial and practical perspective to every case, having spent time working for a planning consultancy prior to entering the Bar.
Hannah’s planning appeal work includes acting on inquiries for some major residential, regeneration and infrastructure projects. Notable examples are:
Hannah’s planning court work includes:
Hannah’s advisory and other work includes:
Public law forms a core part of Hannah’s practice and she welcomes instructions in all areas.
She regularly appears in the High Court in judicial review cases as sole counsel and led and is happy to act for claimants, defendants and interested parties.
Hannah acts for clients in a broad range of public law matters, including healthcare and the NHS, community care, education, public services ombudsmen, local government, immigration and asylum, unlawful detention and social security.
She accepts instructions in all areas but please click on the links to see Hannah’s particular expertise in the following sectors: health and social care, regulatory and ombudsmen, education, local government and immigration.
Hannah has a particular interest in education law and has undertaken a substantial amount of pro bono work in this area. She is happy to accept appropriate instructions to act pro bono. She has advised and acted for both parents and local authorities in the SENDIST and on education law matters more broadly.
Hannah represents clients in immigration and asylum cases in the FTT and Upper Tribunal and advises on immigration-related matters.
She is regularly instructed in immigration-related judicial review applications.
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.
Hannah is able to advise local authority clients about their duties in matters such as: consultation, conduct of meetings, conflicts of interest, the public sector equality duty and equality impact assessments, advertisement and notification requirements.
Recent work includes:
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In 2017 Hannah completed an intensive course in international arbitration at the Peace Palace in The Hague. This training was coordinated by the Permanent Court of Arbitration, Leiden University and the Grotius Centre.
She welcomes instructions in arbitration matters, international or domestic.
Hannah has a foundational knowledge of public international law, having represented the UK as part of an Inner Temple team at the international final of the Telders Public International Law Moot in The Hague.
Hannah is a proficient French speaker and is currently working towards a qualification in legal French from King’s College London. She also has basic Spanish.