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 9 years, Lisa has specialised in family law, particularly cases involving children. Prior to this time, Lisa enjoyed a mixed practice encompassing crime, general civil and family.

Lisa receives instructions on a full range of children law matters involving child arrangements orders (previously residence and contact disputes), special guardianship orders, issues relating to parental responsibility and removal from the jurisdiction. 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 prosecuting and defending 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.

Lisa also 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.

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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