Hannah advises charities, social business and other not-for-profit organisations on a wide range of legal matters including charity formations, mergers and incorporations and constitutional and regulatory compliance.

Hannah also has experience in advising on Intellectual Property and Data Protection law, and public sector contracting.

Examples of Recent Work

  • Advising charities and social enterprises in relation to the Ministry of Justice’s Transforming Rehabilitation programme, which introduced changes to statutory probation services for offenders. This project included providing assistance on sub-contracting arrangements with prime contractors and ancillary commercial and governance advice.
  • Advising on a number of charity formations, both at the Charity Commission and Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.
  • Advising a national charity on consolidating a number of its branches into a single charity structure.
  • Advising on the conversion of Community Benefit Societies (formally known as Industrial and Provident Societies) into charitable companies registered at the Charity Commission.
  • Carrying out a governance review and advising on constitutional amendments for a large national membership charity.
  • Providing advice on corporate partnerships and commercial participation regulations.

Qualifications and Career

  • BA (Hons) History, London School of Economics 2005-2008
  • LLB (First Class), College of Law, 2008-2010
  • Trainee Solicitor, Russell-Cooke LLP, 2011-2013
  • Associate Solicitor, Russell-Cooke LLP, 2013-2015
  • Joined Bates Wells Braithwaite July 2015

Pro Bono, Memberships and Appointments

  • Member of the CLA (Charity Law Association)
  • National Representative Committee Member, South London Junior Lawyer Division of the Law Society.