Hannah Whitehouse

Called 2019

Hannah is very hardworking and dedicated to her role as a Barrister. She is very truthful and honest with her legal advice and doesn’t pressure you into making decisions. Through out the remote court hearing she kept me calm and updated in a stressful situation. She made a very difficult time much more easier with the emails, paper work and phone calls back and forth even when the office was shut.

An instructing family solicitor

About

Hannah successfully completed her pupillage in September 2020, under the supervision of Julia Nelson and Simon Wilkinson. During Hannah’s first six, she was able to specialise in private family work, seeing and working on a wide variety of private children and financial remedy hearings. In second six, Hannah gained experience in a breadth of public law cases, acting for both the Local Authority and parents in care proceedings.

Prior to pupillage, Hannah studied Law at Jesus College, Cambridge, achieving a 2:1 degree. Whilst at University, Hannah competed in a number of advocacy competitions. Following her performance in the Peter Glazebrook Mooting Competition, Hannah was asked to represent Jesus College in the Jesus v Magdalene Moot, which she went on to win. Further, as a result of her position in BPP’s Advocate of the Year 2017’s winning team, Hannah received a scholarship to study on the BPTC at BPP University.

Following her degree, Hannah went on to study the Legal Practice (Barristers) LLM Course at BPP University, where she obtained a distinction overall. Hannah was the only student in the BPP Birmingham Cohort to receive an Outstanding grade for the BPTC element of the course. In addition to her studies, Hannah was a Student Representative for the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, responsible for organising Qualifying Sessions for BPTC students on circuit.

Whilst at BPP Hannah also took part in the local Streetlaw programme, which involved her visiting local secondary schools and teaching young people about legal issues using practical and interactive teaching methods. As part of this project, Hannah gave a talk to inmates at HMP Winson Green on release and recall.

Hannah accepts instructions via Direct Access.

Areas of Expertise

Family Law Journal, June 2021, Issue 204 - Domestic Abuse: What do we do now? - Click to view article

2018: BA (Hons) Law, University of Cambridge (Upper Second Class). 2019: LLM Legal Practice Course (Barristers), BPP University (Distinction, with an equivalent of an outstanding in the BPTC modules).