Hannah Townsend

Assistant Practice Director - Family, Chancery and Commercial


Hannah has been clerking the family team since 2018, having previously clerked in the civil team for 18 months.

Outside of chambers, Hannah is very active, running, swimming, cycling and walking. In June 2021, Hannah completed a Triathlon to raise funds for Leeds Women’s Aid. More recently, Hannah has been playing rugby for Harrogate Ladies.

“Mark Williams, senior practice director, and Hannah Townsend, practice manager, will always accommodate you where possible, and they are on hand to assist with logistics.” “The service provided by the family clerks is excellent.” Chambers and Partners 2024

“Mark Williams and Hannah Townsend provide an impeccable service.” The Legal 500 2024

“Mark Williams and Hannah Townsend are always highly responsive.” The Legal 500 2024

“Mark Williams, senior practice director for the family and civil team, and Hannah Townsend, the practice manager for the family team, are brilliant. They are just really friendly and accommodating and you can have an honest conversation with them.” Chambers and Partners 2021