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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926 - 2022

Portrait of Hannah Hayward
Areas of expertise: Family law, Private wealth


Hannah is an associate in the family team in London. She has experience of advising high-profile and international clients on the full range of family law matters, and understands the importance of discretion in her role.

She has previously provided advice on cases relating to complex financial and jurisdictional disputes, Schedule 1 and Part III proceedings, trusts and TOLATA claims and private children issues, often with an international dimension. Hannah has also worked on cases in the Central Family Court, High Court and Chancery Division, and has assisted on matters which have been concluded collaboratively.

Hannah qualified as an associate in 2021 after completing her training contract with Penningtons Manches Cooper. Prior to this, she worked as a family law paralegal at a leading Hong Kong law firm. An alumna of the University of Melbourne, she completed her Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Law in London and graduated from the Legal Practice Course at BPP University with distinction.

Recent work highlights

  • Assisting on an ultra-high-net-worth Anglo-Australian divorce involving complex trust structures and immigration issues.
  • Acting in complex TOLATA proceedings, with an international element, in the Chancery Division.
  • Advising the applicant, a beneficiary to a number of discretionary trusts, in financial remedy proceedings.
  • Successfully representing a Dubai-based family office in intervention proceedings.

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