Lisa Hannant

Called in 2005

Areas of Practice
Family, Direct Public Access Barristers


Practice Profile

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MA (Law) Hons Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University.
Diploma in Law, Inns Of Court School of Law, City University (BVC).


For about the last 5 years, Lisa has predominantly received instructions in the area of family law. Prior to this time, Lisa enjoyed a mixed practice encompassing crime, general civil and family.

Lisa receives instructions on a full range of family law matters. This includes children law matters involving child arrangements orders (previously residence and contact disputes), special guardianship orders and issues relating to parental responsibility. Lisa also has particular experience dealing with contested final hearings and fact finding hearings and has developed her skills dealing with witnesses over a number of years, during which her experience in the criminal courts has been invaluable.

In care proceedings, Lisa represents local authorities, parents and guardians (and other family members such as grandparents) and thus has a broad overview of such proceedings, including appearing in lengthy fact finding and final hearings. Lisa also has experience attending the FDAC court.

Further, Lisa receives instructions with respect to applications for financial orders at all stages of proceedings, as well as drafting consent orders and advising generally with respect to marriage, judicial separation, divorce and financial issues. This also includes advising with respect to cohabitees and beneficial interests.

Lisa regularly conducts injunction hearings under the Family Law Act 1996 including contested final hearings, breach proceedings and committals. Furthermore, this also includes experience of conducting injunction applications under section 3 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.

Lisa has also conducted cases involving the official solicitor and has advised on capacity issues.

Lisa has also attended the Care Standards Tribunal on behalf of an appellant child minder.

Other areas

When Lisa began her practice, she regularly accepted briefs to defend and prosecute a range of offences in both the magistrates and crown courts and has conducted jury trials. Lisa’s work in recent times has been dominated by family work, but Lisa retains an interest in the criminal law and further, her background of daily advocacy in the criminal courts over a number of years continues to be of benefit. Further, in 2011/2012, Lisa was admitted to the CPS advocates’ panel. Lisa also has experience conducting civil trials, including small claims and fast track matters and advised in with respect to quantum in personal injury matters.

What clients say:

"Goes the extra mile in cases. Always well prepared and able to properly communicate with clients well."

Linda Izevbigie - MTG Solicitors

Direct Public Access

Is qualified to accept instructions under the Direct Public Access to Barristers Scheme, having completed the course in 2011 (and top up course in 2014).

Memberships and Affiliations

Member of the Family Law Bar Association

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Lisa is qualified to accept instructions under the Direct Public Access to Barristers Scheme.

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