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Hannah is an associate in the social care team. Having worked in the sector since 2015, Hannah was recognised as Nottinghamshire’s Junior Lawyer of the Year 2022 and featured on the global LGBT+ Future Leaders Role Model List. Hannah is an experienced litigator in social care and advises on a variety of related issues, including intersections with health and public law.
Hannah is experienced at acting on behalf of insurers, local authorities and charities, defending multi-track cases of abuse, historical and recent. Hannah’s experience includes individual and large group claims, from pre-action through to litigation. Claims mainly feature vicarious liability, professional negligence, non-delegable duties, and Human Rights, set in a number of locations, from local authority children’s homes, schools, to foster care placements and the family home.
Hannah’s range of advisory experience is diverse, including duties under the Care Act, safeguarding, obligations to assess and accommodate individuals, and charging and arrangements with private care providers. Hannah is familiar with JR proceedings for related claims and has also worked collaboratively on advice relating to the integration of health and social care systems.
Hannah is active in the D&I space and was one of the co-founders for the Alliance Network East Midlands.
Compassionate engagement in ADR to achieve a fair outcome for all parties in a sensitive and complex matter.
Drafting a robust, justified repudiation, resulting in the discontinuance of a claim against a local authority client.
Helpful Approach to Safeguarding
Advising a regulatory body on their policy requirements under statute, adding pragmatic suggestions for good practice.
Collaboration is Key
Working collaboratively with colleagues, drawing on specialisms in health, care, and infrastructure, to help achieve the bespoke integration ambitions of our local authority client.
“I’ve been impressed by Hannah’s efficient and thorough strategy, which instills confidence.”