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Hannah Laithwaite

  • Commercial  


    Hannah is able to assist in advising, drafting and representing clients in a broad range of commercial litigation and insolvency matters, including:

    • Contractual disputes;
    • Sale and supply of goods and services;
    • Consumer credit and credit hire agreements;
    • Agency disputes;
    • Breach of trust and fiduciary duty;
    • Joint venture and partnership disputes;
    • Debt claims and enforcement;
    • Insolvency (including bankruptcy and winding up petitions, annulment, injunctive relief, statutory demands, restoration to the register and validation orders).

    She also regularly acts for major airlines in defence of aviation/passenger claims, particularly those arising under Regulation 261/2004 and the Montreal Convention.

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  • Property  


    Hannah has a varied property practice which includes:

    • Forfeiture;
    • Leasehold enfranchisement and lease extensions;
    • Service charge disputes;
    • Dilapidation claims;
    • Charging order applications;
    • Applications for an order for sale;
    • Trust of land and co-ownership disputes;
    • Nuisance/neighbour disputes.

    Hannah also regularly advises and appears in contested possession proceedings, representing landlords, tenants and mortgagees. She has successfully dealt with issues concerning:

    • The use of managing agents;
    • Assignment;
    • Tenancy deposit regulation;
    • Rental arrears;
    • Disrepair;
    • Disputed service;
    • Unlawful eviction;
    • Trespassers. 

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Hannah undertakes a broad range of civil and commercial work, with her practice primarily spanning the areas of commercial, insolvency, aviation and property (for further detail, please click on a subject heading above).

She is able to provide advisory, drafting and advocacy expertise at all stages of the litigation process.

Hannah prides herself in being approachable and in providing a practical, efficient and cost effective service to her clients.

She is qualified to accept instructions under the Bar’s Public Access scheme.

Further information


  • Inner Temple Award for Outstanding Achievement on the BPTC

  •  Bar Professional Training Course (College of Law)

  •  Post Graduate Diploma in Law (College of Law)

  •  BA (Hons) English (Queen Mary, University of London)


  • Commercial Litigation Association

  •  Property Bar Association

  •  Personal Injury Bar Association

  •  Bar Pro Bono Unit/Court of Appeal Pro Bono Scheme


Hannah is a keen runner and cyclist, and enjoys skiing and travelling. 

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Year of Call 2012



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