Hannah Phoenix

Year of Call: 2015


Education

Stonyhurst College
Durham University (University College): LLB(Hons) First Class
University of Law, London – BPTC Very Competent

Gray’s Inn Ann Frances Goddard Scholarship for Pupillage (2017)
Gray’s Inn Internship Award for Vocalise (2015)
Association Scholar 2006 – 2011 (Stonyhurst College)


Professional Memberships

Northern Circuit
Gray’s Inn


Hannah joined Chambers in September 2017 having successfully completed a family law pupillage under the supervision of Rehana Begum. She is currently on sabbatical from Chambers undertaking work as a Judicial Assistant in the Court of Appeal. She looks forward to applying the knowledge gained to her practice when she returns.

Public Law

Hannah has a busy practice in the area of public law. She has represented parents, Local Authorities and children at all stages of public law proceedings, She has become accustomed to advising Local Authorities from the pre-proceedings stage through to the issuing of proceedings, including drafting thresholds and case summaries. She has been instructed to act in multi-day hearings for both parents and Local Authorities including those involving non-accidental injury, domestic violence, substance misuse and those in which both interpreters and intermediaries are required.

Private Law

Hannah has also gained experience in private law proceedings and applications under the Family Law Act 1996. She has represented both Applicants and Respondents in such cases, including those in which there are serious allegations made against one or more parties.

Background

Prior to joining Chambers, Hannah worked at a magic circle law firm as a paralegal. She worked on a number of large commercial transactions, undertaking tasks such as due diligence and document review. In particular she became experienced in the drafting and reviewing of non-disclosure agreements and undertook a client secondment. Further to this, Hannah gained family law experience through her time spent outdoor clerking for a firm of Lancashire solicitors.

In her spare time Hannah enjoys cooking, baking and going to the theatre.

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