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Hannah Cox

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Telephone 020 7831 0222
Email hannah.cox@42br.com

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Introduction

Hannah is a specialist family law barrister. She accepts instructions across all areas of family law and is working on developing a broad family law practice. She completed pupillage at a leading matrimonial finance set in London in October 2020. During pupillage, Hannah assisted on a wide range of family law cases, including complex financial remedy cases in the High Court. Hannah also gained experience in children law, both private and public, and was led in the Court of Appeal in the reported public children law case of Re B-T (A Child: Threshold Conditions) [2020] EWCA Civ 697.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Hannah studied English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford, before completing the GDL and BPTC. During her time at law school, she volunteered with the Free Representation Unit representing clients at Social Security Tribunals, Support Through Court (previously called Personal Support Unit) assisting litigants in person, and with BPP Legal Advice Clinic (Family Law).

Hannah lives in London. In her spare time, she continues to pursue her love of English literature, including through reading and attending the theatre. She also plays piano and took up ballet at university. Hannah has always had an interest in physics and endeavours to keep up with the latest developments.

Family

Family Finance

Hannah accepts instructions in all areas of financial remedy disputes. During pupillage, she assisted on a number of complex matrimonial finance cases, including issues of non-disclosure, trusts and intervenor disputes. Hannah also acts in cases involving financial provision for children under Schedule 1 and TOLATA.

Children (Private Law)

Hannah accepts instructions in all areas of private children law. She represents parents at all stages of private children law disputes, including fact-finding hearings where there have been allegations of domestic abuse. Hannah also accepts instructions in international children law cases, including relocation cases, both domestic and international.

Children (Public Law)

Hannah accepts instructions at all stages of public children law proceedings; acting for local authorities, parents and children’s guardians. Hannah was led in the Court of Appeal in the reported public children law case of Re B-T (A Child: Threshold Conditions) [2020] EWCA Civ 697.

Domestic Abuse and Injunctions

Hannah accepts instructions in applications under the Family Law Act 1996 for non-molestation and occupation orders.

Reported Cases:

Re B-T (A Child: Threshold Conditions) [2020] EWCA Civ 697. Decision of the Court of Appeal regarding whether threshold had been crossed on the facts found and the meaning of section 40 Children Act 1989. Reported here.

Education

  • University of Oxford, Corpus Christi College (BA in English Language and Literature)
  • BPP Law School (GDL)
  • BPP Law School (BPTC)

Scholarships and Awards

  • Inner Temple BPTC Major Scholarship
  • Inner Temple GDL Major Scholarship
  • Inner Temple Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award
  • BPP BPTC Bursary
  • Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford Exhibition Scholarship

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