Court of Protection Solicitor
Hannah joined Simpson Millar in 2010, when the practice was trading as Maxwell Gillott, and has spent her entire legal career to date with the firm.
She has worked her way up from an administrative assistant to qualifying as a Solicitor, and now concentrates on health and welfare disputes involving children in the Court of Protection.
Hannah obtained an International Baccalaureate at the United World College of the Atlantic in Glamorgan, Wales in 2005, then was awarded a First Class Honours degree in Politics and Peace Studies from University of Bradford in 2008.
After being promoted to a Paralegal in 2012, Hannah began to help partners Angela Jackman and Julie Cornes on complex Court of Protection cases. She began a training contract in June 2014, and qualified as a Solicitor in December 2016.
Hannah helps and advises clients on all aspects of mental capacity and social care law, particularly in respect of health and welfare issues, and when authorisations to deprive and individual of their liberty are granted in the Court of Protection.
She also advises clients who challenge decisions by Local Authorities and NHS bodies at Judicial Review, and recently assisted Angela Jackman on cases of complex litigation being heard before the Supreme Court.
Through Hannah’s help, several clients have secured less restrictive and more appropriate care and support in the community, residential placements and care homes.
She also gives training and guidance to local and national charities and advocacy groups.
Hannah’s specific expertise is in the Court of Protection, mental capacity and social care law.