18 Dec

Is Your Advertising Breaching the Codes?

Have you been misled by Groupon? If your answer is yes, then you are not alone. Many have and have complained about just this to

11 Dec

Do You Sell or Advertise to Consumers Electronically (Internet, SMS)?

The Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002 (the ‘ECRs’) apply if you supply information society services (‘ISSs’). ISSs normally include any service provided on request

27 Nov

Public Sector Information: What’s New?

Under the Public Sector Re-Use Directive (2003) the European Parliament and Council introduced a minimum harmonisation of the rules and practices of Member States in

16 Nov

The New Consumer Rights Directive puts Consumer Trust at the Forefront…

Background: The new Consumer Rights Directive was the main current legislative initiative in consumer policy when the Commission presented its proposal in October 2008. It

15 Nov

Changes to Homelessness Law

The Localism Act 2011 introduced some major changes to the way in which homelessness is approached by local authorities in England. While local authorities still

12 Nov

Jimmy Savile – Justice to be done and seen to be done?

Jimmy Savile’s name was once associated with joy, energy and generosity. This enabled him to become a familiar face to many viewers of prime time

31 Oct

Run to the Beat

Alice Mathams, Jenny Ricketts and Emel Djevdet solicitors/trainees from Hanne & Co. ran the Run to the Beat Half Marathon on Sunday 28th October 2012

31 Oct

Employment Law Seminar run by Hanne & Co’s Employment Team

Hanne & Co Solicitors, based in the heart of Clapham Junction, are hosting a seminar for local business owners, managers and HR personnel who want

25 Oct

Settlement Agreements – a significant change in the law or Compromise Agreements in a new guise?

The Employment Team will be taking a more in-depth look at the proposed changes to employment law as a series of blogs. This week, Employment

17 Oct


On Tuesday 16th October 2012, Hanne & Co Solicitors, Battersea’s leading law firm hosted a charity auction which raised a fantastic £2,636.87 for The Back

11 Oct

Squatting – It’s not like it used to be

On 1st September 2012, s144 of the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) came into force. Section 144 has absolutely nothing

09 Oct

Workers of the World Unite!

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced the introduction of a new type of employment contract, known as an ‘owner-employee’ contract. This new contract will

04 Oct

Charity Auction for the Back Up Trust

Hanne & Co are hosting a Charity Auction on Tuesday 16th October 2012 from 6 p.m. in support of the Back up Trust. Back up

01 Oct

The DSRs: Don’t fancy it anymore?

Article 2 of 2 Under the Sale of Goods Act, items sold must be: – as described (fit the description given by the retailer); –

29 Sep

The DSRs: How many times do we have to tell you?

Article 1 of 2 Do you sell goods or services to consumers without face to face contact? If yes, then the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling)

21 Sep

An Update from the Hanne & Co Child Care Department – Law, Shared Parenting and Practice

In the time of King Solomon two women came to him to seek his wisdom over which one of them should have custody of a

20 Sep

Hanne & Co Housing Law Success!

One of our leading Housing Solicitors recently enjoyed success in the following published case from Croydon County Court. Claire Wiles advises and represents tenants as

17 Sep

Redressing the Employment Law Balance?

Are Vince Cable’s proposals to reform Employment Rules and Procedures, announced on 14 September 2012, an attempt to redress the balance in favour of employers?

12 Sep

Hanne & Co Charity Event – 16th October 2012

Hanne & Co Solicitors, Battersea’s leading law firm, will be hosting an event in aid of a local charity, The Back Up Trust, an amazing

10 Sep

A break through in Battersea: Property Law & Battersea Power Station

After years of speculation about the future of Battersea Power station it has been announced that the Malaysian Consortium who rescued the site will in

06 Sep

Sponsor Team Hanne & Co

On 28th October 2012, family solicitor Emel Djevdet as well as two of our trainee solicitors, Jenny Ricketts and Alice Mathams, are running a half

03 Sep

Kids Without Voices – Family Law, Abduction Law and Appeals

Hanne & Co’s family department are able to offer specialist advice on matters of international abduction. We have been following the case of four sisters

03 Sep

Squatters – Urban and full of guile?

The Government has introduced a new criminal offence of ‘squatting in a residential building’. This offence has been introduced by s144 of the Legal Aid,

20 Aug

A Matter of Life and Death: Right to Die and The Law

Ask yourself three questions; 1) Do we have the right to take another’s life? 2) Do we have the right to take our own life?

20 Aug

Housing Benefit Changes – Are You Ready?

As many will be aware, recent changes to housing benefit regulation puts caps on the maximum Housing Benefit paid for various sized properties (based on

17 Aug

Olympic Offences in London

As the Olympics draw to a close, we review the measures put in place to prevent riots throughout the Summer months with a view to

17 Aug

Julian Assange Embassy Siege

High drama unfolded Wednesday night outside of the Ecuadorian Embassy in Knightsbridge, in the latest twist of a story that has the attention of the

15 Aug

Religion Vs The Law: Bull & Bull v Hall & Preddy

Religion it has been argued, has been responsible for forming the backbone of laws around the world. The rapid growth of secularism borne out of

11 Aug

Hanne & Co Commercial

We’re offering a brand new service for all our commercial clients as well as a 10% discount to any new businesses seeking legal advice from

24 Jul

Commercial Contracts, the Law and Your Obligations

How obliged am I? In every contract, one must set out the respective obligations of the parties. In addition to this, it is sometimes appropriate

23 Jul

Former Hanne & Co Solicitor runs with Olympic Torch

At about 5.30 p.m. on 23rd July 2012, the Olympic torch was carried through the streets of Tooting by Jeffrey Gordon, who joined our Criminal

17 Jul

Hanne & Co Charitable Involvement

Hanne & Co Solicitors are committed to charitable involvement and maintain strong ties with our local community as well as many national charitable causes such

17 Jul

Hanne & Co Employment Solicitor Nominated for Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year 2012

Harry Dronfield, solicitor specialising in Employment Law, represented two former employees of the Libyan news organisation, JANA, in a claim for unfair dismissal against the

16 Jul

New Employment Tribunal Fees to be Introduced

The Ministry of Justice has now published the results of its consultation on the introduction of fees in the Employment Tribunal as discussed in this

09 Jul

Legal Aid Proposals

The following is an article written by Legal Aid Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Solicitor and Higher Rights Advocate, Michael Burdett; Writing in the Observer on

01 Jul

Training Contract Applications

We are overwhelmed by the number and high standard of applicants for our 2012 Trainee Solicitor intake. Thank you for all of your applications. Interview

18 Jun

COOKIES: Steps Towards Achieving Compliancy

Article 3 of 3 – 1/3 posted 11 June 2012, 2/3 posted 13 June 2012 as part of Hanne & Co’s EU Privacy Series PRE-SET-UP

13 Jun

Government Proposal to Give Fathers Legal Rights to Spend Time With Their Children

Fathers are to be given legal rights to spend time with their children after separation or divorce. This is just one idea being proposed by

13 Jun

COOKIES: Why Does the Law Care About Cookies and What Are They?

Article 2 of 3 – 1/3 posted 11 June 2012 as part of Hanne & Co’s EU Privacy Series WHAT IS A COOKIE? A cookie

11 Jun

COOKIES: Why Has the Law Changed and How Can Hanne & Co Help?

Article 1/3 as part of Hanne & Co’s EU Privacy Series WHY? The 2002 European Directive upon which the 2003 UK Privacy and Electronic Communications

24 May

Walking for Justice – London Legal Walk 2012

On Monday 21st May 2012 a team of Solicitors and Trainee Solicitors from Hanne & Co left their office desks to participate in the London

15 May

Hanne & Co: Training Contracts

Chambers & Partners recently ran a feature on High Street practice across UK law firms. Chambers & Partners is very much the index for students

14 May

Wills & Probate: Digital Inheritance

Whether it be on a Amazon Kindle, iPad or iPod, the majority of Britons have avidly accumulated a collection of videos, books and photos online.

11 May

Hanne & Co Solicitors: Wandsworth Guardian

Established in 1898, Hanne & Co has always maintained our support for the local community in Battersea. Hanne & Co continue to assist both businesses

10 May

Hanne & Co Solicitors Support Wandsworth Charity

Press Release It was announced today that Hanne & Co Solicitors of Clapham Junction, London, presented local charity Wandsworth Bereavement Service with a one-off donation

23 Apr

Free Wills Week: Hanne & Co Solicitors

Hanne & Co are taking part in the free Wills week run by Trinity Hospice from 23rd April 2012 to 27th April 2012. During free

19 Apr

To Let or Not to Let: Commentary on Property Law for Landlords

With the Olympics looming many property owners within a hop, skip and jump of the Olympic sites are racing to secure “holiday lets” and earn

28 Mar

Homelessness Increases by 14% in 2011

Having decreased since 2003, a small increase in the number of households accepted as homeless by local authorities in 2010 was followed by a 14%

26 Mar

Making a Will for Will Aid

Supporting charities, both local and national, is important to Hanne & Co as demonstrated through our involvement with The Riverhouse Advice Centre and The Wandsworth

23 Feb

Hanne & Co Solicitors Walk the Thames 2012

On Sunday 19th February 2012 a team of eager Solicitors and Trainee Solicitors from Hanne & Co took up the challenge to walk 20 miles

16 Feb

Hanne & Co Solicitors Raising Funds for Local Law Centres

On Sunday 19 February, a team of hardy Hanne & Co lawyers shall set out from Putney Bridge to walk 20 miles to Hampton Court

03 Feb

South London Junior Lawyers Talk on 8th February 2012 at London South Bank University

On 8th February 2012 The South London Junior Lawyers Division will be holding a seminar aimed at junior lawyers at The London South Bank University.

26 Jan

First Time Buyers: Stamp Duty Relief – Important

With the New Year well under way and fresh starts aplenty, the conveyancing solicitors at Hanne & Co are once again in popular demand. Hanne

25 Jan

Hanne & Co Solicitors Examination Success

We are proud to announce two recent successful examination results for solicitors in the firm. The first is Clare Paget, solicitor in the Criminal Department,

03 Jan

Hanne & Co present on Criminal Law at Hinchley Wood School in Esher

Michael Herford, a trainee solicitor with Hanne & Co’s Criminal Law Department recently gave a presentation to a class of year 10 students at Hinchley