24 Nov

Back to the Future

The government this week in a speech by Vince Cable has trailed some proposals for significant amendments to employment law. The main proposals are:- •

15 Nov

Hanne & Co makes a stand for trainee solicitors

A Partner in Hanne & Co’s Employment Law Department, David Taylor, is quoted on the front of this month’s Law Society Gazette, following the recent

28 Oct

Anchors Away! – Hanne & Co join South London Law Society’s Golden Jubilee Celebration on HMS Belfast

Ahoy! The South London Law Society celebrated its 50th anniversary with a dinner aboard the HMS Belfast last night. Family Law Solicitors, Criminal Law solicitors,

28 Oct

The Law and the Lottery: Matrimonial or Non-Matrimonial Property – A Fair share?

The case of S v AG (Financial Remedy: Lottery Prize) [2011] EWHC 2637 (Fam) was heard before Mr Justice Mostyn in the High Court earlier

03 Oct

EMPLOYMENT – Chancellor Announces Significant Employment Law Reforms

In his speech to the Conservative Party Conference today, and in a move likely to please the CBI and other business groups, George Osborne has

30 Sep

Adoption – Placing children away from their parents

With the news today that adoption rates for children under 1 year old have fallen to a dramatic low of 60 children in 2011 and

27 Sep


It is both hard to believe that it is five years since civil partnerships became legal and conversely that there was a time, not so

23 Sep

SQUATTING – How Hanne & Co can Help

Events at Dale Farm have put squatting in the news. However, there has also been increased press coverage recently of squatters’ rights in relation to

21 Sep

UP AND AWAY – Recent European Court Decisions on Employment Law

There have been two recent European Court of Justice judgements relating to the employment of airline pilots. Although the facts were very specific to our

07 Sep

Possession Proceedings against Rioters

The Housing Department at Hanne & Co has considerable experience in representing tenants in possession proceedings. Following the recent riots a number of local authorities

31 Aug

Criminal Sentences for Looters

It has been a number of weeks since the recent ‘looting’ disturbances that took place in town centres throughout the country. In this time, courts

11 Aug

Hanne & Co Solicitors offer legal advice following London Riots – Criminal Law

The riots in London have caused widespread shock and unprecedented public anger at those alleged to have been involved. This public anger has led to

11 Aug

Hanne & Co Solicitors offer legal advice following London Riots – Insurance Law

Many owners of businesses and some residential occupiers will be concerned as to whether they will receive compensation for the riots that occurred this week.

02 Aug

When is a garden fork not a garden fork?

This is a question posed in the House of Lords in a very famous housing case (Street –v- Mountford) in 1985. Lord Templeman memorably stated

29 Jul

Rising Rents but Added Responsibilities

Recent reports show that private sector letting rents are growing faster than sale prices in London. The average rental for a private letting in London

20 Jul

Ex-Wife refused permission to relocate children to Canada

On 18 May 2011 Judges in the Court of Appeal case of MK v CK allowed the father’s appeal to stop his ex wife from

20 Jul

Challenging the Validity of a Will

Challenging the validity of a will is often very complex and many clients seek straight forward legal advice on probate practice and procedure as well

30 Jun

Lorna Cservenka wins Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year

On 28th 2011 June, Lorna Cservenka, a partner in our Child Care Department, was chosen by the LALY judges as this year’s Family Legal Aid

28 Jun

Is your Child’s School on Strike?

It is highly likely that a large number of schools will be on strike on Thursday 30/6/11 and on subsequent days because of the dispute

27 Jun

Hanne & Co Solicitors Re-Launch

Hanne & Co celebrated its re-launch at a private function in the Slug and Lettuce in Clapham Junction on Tuesday 21st June 2011. Members of

17 Jun

A Safe Place for Your Will?

In the wills, probate and trusts department at Hanne & Co, we are enjoying the latest EastEnders story line as much as you. Janine’s granny

16 Jun

Why make a Lasting Power of Attorney?

When someone loses the capacity to deal with their own affairs, it is distressing for them and those closest to them. If those closest are

10 Jun

Hanne & Co Lavender Hill Big Lunch

On Sunday 7th June 2011, solicitors from Hanne & Co’s specialist departments including Criminal Law, Family Law, Employment Law, Childcare Law attended the Lavender Hill

01 Jun

Hanne & Co support Sound Off For Justice campaign

Hanne & Co, established in 1898, is one of the oldest legal aid firms in London today. Although Hanne & Co also offer a wide

27 May

Hanne & Co sponsor Lavender Hill Big Lunch

Hanne & Co solicitors are proud sponsors of the Lavender Hill Big Lunch which happens on 5th June 2011. The Big Lunch is a very

26 May

Hanne & Co nominated for best recruiter award by LawCareers.net

Hanne & Co is delighted to announce that we have been nominated as one of the Best Recruiters amongst small firms at the forthcoming LawCareers.Net

25 May

Hanne & Co solicitors support Wandsworth Bereavement as nominated charity

For as long as we can remember, Hanne & Co solicitors have supported any number of charitable causes. Since January 2011, Hanne & Co have

17 May

Hanne & Co solicitors walk the walk through London!

On 15th May 2011, lawyers from Hanne & Co’s Family Law, Criminal Law, Conveyancing, Child Care Law and Employment Law Departments participated in the 7th

12 May

Hanne & Co family law solicitor nominated for legal aid lawyer of the year award

Hanne & Co is proud to announce that partner Lorna Cservenka of the Hanne & Co Child Care department has been short listed in this

10 May

Lawyers at Hanne & Co attend annual Junior Lawyers Division Ball

On Saturday 7th May 2011, several of our junior lawyers, Amy Walker (Family Law), Emel Djevdet (Family Law), Francesca Marano (Probate Law), Lydia Pilati (Criminal

06 May

Important changes to local housing allowance

From 1 April 2011, the government has changed the way Housing Benefit is calculated. These changes affect claimants who have their Housing Benefit assessed using

03 May

Private sewers to transfer to water companies

The Government has announced plans to change the existing ownership of privately owned sewers and lateral drains to the water companies. Currently over 10 million

28 Apr

Care proceedings hit all time high

March 2011 saw the highest number of care applications ever issued in a single month. A total of 882 new applications were issued by local

28 Apr

Proposals afloat to increase qualifying period for unfair dismissal claims from one to two years

Recent press reports have suggested that the government is proposing to increase the qualifying period that an employee needs to work before bringing a claim

07 Apr

Michael Burdett on BBC Four’s Retrial by TV: The Rise & Fall of Rough Justice

On 3rd April 2011, Michael Burdett, Consultant with Hanne & Co’s Criminal Department, appeared on BBC Four’s Retrial By TV: The Rise & Fall of

05 Apr

Ex-solicitor of Hanne & Co and Olympic swimmer dies

Roy (Royston) Romain has died recently at the age of 92. Mr Romain was a solicitor with the firm after the Second World War (during

05 Apr

Sponsored Walk for London Legal Support Trust

Hanne & Co Sponsored Walk 16th May 2011 As a firm with a continued and dedicated commitment to charitable causes, Hanne & Co is following

03 Mar

Hanne & Co Support London Law Centres

On 19th and 20th February 2011, lawyers at Hanne & Co took part in the Walk The Thames sponsored walk to raise funds for local

18 Feb

Walk The Thames Sponsored Event

Hanne & Co are one of few firms across London committed to charitable causes, assisting them in providing support to those who need it most.

27 Jan

Will Aid 2010 @ Hanne & Co

The Private Client department once again participated in the Will Aid Campaign this year, raising an amazing £3300. Will Aid is a scheme which is