21 Dec

Hanne & Co Charity Christmas Quiz

We are delighted to say our Christmas Quiz was once again a roaring success and a fitting end to a great year of fundraising. Thanks

05 Dec

Let it BnB

With Airbnb facing legal struggles around the world, what does its future hold in London? Airbnb has this week taken the step of blocking its

30 Nov

No Fault Divorce? It’s a no brainer.

This week is Resolution’s #GoodDivorceWeek. Resolution is a national organisation of family lawyers who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters. Some

30 Nov

Brussels sprouts or Brussels IV – which upsets your stomach more?

As the festive period approaches the collective minds of the Private Client department here at Hanne & Co. turned to that age old question –

08 Nov

The Hidden Homeless

Hanne & Co’s William Flack appeared on File on Four programme ‘The Hidden Homeless’ on 1 November to talk about the legal issues concerning the

04 Nov

Launch of Hanne & Co – Dorking

On Tuesday 1st November Hanne & Co. welcomed colleagues and esteemed guests to the official launch of their Dorking Office, located at 86 South Street.

01 Nov

Autumn 2016 Newsletter

Please see our Autumn 2016 Newsletter by clicking here

28 Oct

Hanne & Co’s Battersea (Liti)Gators Score Big for Age UK Wandsworth

7:30am alarms rang out across London as the Hanne & Co netball team rose early, sacrificing those previous Sunday lie-ins, for the big day: Age

28 Oct

Half Marathon for Age UK (Wandsworth)

Sunday 9th October saw Anna Fitchett, trainee in our Employment Law department complete the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon, an event in which thousands of

25 Oct

Business Lease Renewals

At Hanne & Co we have considerable experience in dealing with contentious commercial lease renewals, acting for both the tenant and the landlord. Not all

25 Oct

Commercial Dilapidations and Disrepair Claims

All leases should clearly set out the tenant’s liability in respect of repairs, throughout the tenancy and at the end of the period. Agreeing and

07 Oct

Rent Review Disputes

A rent review clause allows for the periodic adjustment (usually only upwards and usually every 3-5 years) of commercial rent to the market level at

27 Sep

Hanne & Co’s new property solicitor to head Dorking branch

We are delighted that Steven Pearce has joined Hanne & Co and is now heading up our Dorking Office. Steven is a highly experienced commercial

15 Sep

Surrogacy and parental orders – what you need to know

What is a Parental Order? A Parental Order is a court order used in relation to a child born following a surrogacy agreement to make

12 Sep

Islamic Divorces and Sharia Councils

In May 2016 Theresa May announced a review into sharia councils. The Homes Affairs Committee followed and announced an enquiry into Sharia Councils in the

09 Sep

Once more unto the breach: getting around restrictive covenants

With space at a premium in London, many people want to make the most of the land they own, sometimes by building an additional property

31 Aug

Nothing But Net(ball)!

On the 25 September 2016, we will be testing our ball Hanne-dling skills against the most ferocious teams in Wandsworth and raising much-needed funds for

16 Aug

Hanne & Co’s Paralegal and Trainee Successes

Hanne & Co devotes enormous time and energy into recruiting the best trainees and paralegals and this is worth every minute of the effort when

12 Aug

The Duke and the Taxman

With news in the last few days of the death of one of Britain’s wealthiest men, The Duke of Westminster, the media has turned its

09 Aug

Travelling to Russia with prescription medication

From June 2016 the Russian government requires people entering into the country to have a Russian translation of certain prescription medication. There is a full

21 Jul

What effect will ‘Brexit’ have on the property market?

When Britain voted to leave the EU, it created uncertainty as we began to venture into uncharted waters as the first country to vote to

21 Jul

Royal Parks Half Marathon for Age UK Wandsworth

On Sunday 9th October Anna Fitchett one or our trainee solicitors in our Residential Conveyancing and Property Department will be taking part in the Royal

19 Jul

A Right Royal Knees Up!

Earlier this month, in honour of Her Majesty’s 90th birthday, Hanne & Co’s Charity Committee brought the firm together for a majestic ‘Right Royal Knees

06 Jul


DECODING THE LEGAL JARGON SURROUNDING THE REFERENDUM On June 24th 2016, the people of the United Kingdom woke to the reality that they had voted

01 Jul

Leave no stone unturned PART II – Vince v Wyatt [2016] EWHC 1368 (Fam)

Last year, the Supreme Court held that Ms Wyatt’s application for financial remedies should be heard in the High Court. For the blog on that

30 Jun

Bedroom Tax- A Case Study

Preface The Under-Occupancy Charge or Spare Room Subsidy, more commonly known as the Bedroom Tax, is a change to Housing Benefit entitlement. The legislation means

16 Jun

Quiz night in aid of Age UK Wandsworth

On Wednesday evening five of Hanne & Co’s finest brains took on the best of the borough in Age UK Wandsworth’s annual pub quiz, held

15 Jun

Am I Married?

You may think that the question as to whether or not you are married is one with a straightforward and obvious answer. You’ve had the

01 Jun

Why marriage may just be the answer…..

(The use of the word married is used simply for ease – it can be used interchangeably with civil partnerships – the tax law being

01 Jun

Brexit and its impact on UK Employment Law

Much of the UK’s current employment laws are European in origin, including equal opportunities, working time, holiday and unpaid parental leave. With the EU referendum

23 May

High Heels and Dress Codes

Introduction The recent campaign conducted by Ms Thorp, a receptionist at Price Waterhouse & Cooper (PwC), concerning the compulsory wearing of high heels at work

23 May

Business in the Community

Michael Brierley and Lorna West attended the Business in the Community Event on 20th May in Battersea. Sponsored by the Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce and

23 May

Charity of the Year 2016 – 2017

It is with great pleasure that the Hanne & Co Charity Committee announce that the nominated charity for 2016 – 2017 is Age UK Wandsworth!

19 May

London Legal Walk

This Monday 16th May saw a team from Hanne & Co (Sophia Raja, Lucy Maxwell, Keileigh Pink and Anna Fitchett) complete the London Legal Walk,

17 May

London Borough of Wandsworth Mayor’s Charity Ball 2016

Partners, Lorna Cservenka and David Taylor (pictured with the Mayor Cllr. Nicola Nardelli) attended the Wandsworth Mayor’s Charity Ball on Friday, 13 May, 2016. The

11 May

Keeping Charity in Mind

This April marked the end of our fundraising year for Wandsworth and Westminster Mind, and what a year it has been! We have hosted bake-offs,

09 May

The Will of the Prince

This is the story about a Prince who died leaving a huge fortune but with no spouse or children and apparently no Will. This isn’t

21 Apr

Right of Working Parents

Background This area of law is very technical in nature and some every-day language has specific legal meanings, which are often difficult concepts for managers

13 Apr

Flexible working event: Practical Considerations and Employment Law Update

Whether it’s living the dream of working from home wearing PJs, or having the option to pick the kids up from school, flexible working is

13 Apr

Groundbreaking child care case in Supreme Court

Judgment was handed down today in the UK Supreme Court in an important case in which Hanne & Co represented two little girls through their

29 Mar

Bring and Buy Sale for Wandsworth and Westminster MIND

Wednesday 23rd March saw our bring-and-buy sale in The Candle Factory come into fruition as a storming success, with items ranging from clothing and jewellery

22 Mar

No Fault Divorce

As it currently stands, there is one ground for divorce in England and Wales being the irretrievable breakdown of marriage, with five facts available to

04 Mar

Are you responsible for the actions of your violent employee?

In Mohamud v WM Morrison Supermarkets plc [2016] UKSC 11 the Supreme Court held that an employer is vicariously (indirectly) liable for an employee’s actions,

23 Feb

What does an EU exit mean for UK Employment Law?

So, we now know that the date of the referendum as to whether the UK chooses to stay or leave the EU will be 23rd

22 Feb

Let Them Eat Cake

On 15 February 2016, the Charity Committee hosted ‘The Big Love Bake Off’ in aid of our charity of the year, Wandsworth & Westminster Mind.

16 Feb

Relocation, Relocation, Relocation

The Court of Appeal have recently reviewed the case law on internal relocation in Re C (Internal Relocation) [2015] EWCA 1305 and clarified the law

29 Jan

Ireland vs England – not the rugby, it’s a race for divorce!

The Irish High Court in the recent case of MH v MH [2015] IEHC 771 have decided that the English courts are to have jurisdiction

27 Jan

Zombie room escape

After a long build-up of nervous anticipation the Trainees and Paralegals of Hanne & Co were taken on their annual Christmas excursion. This year it

06 Jan

New Year, New You?

The Christmas period can often be stressful for families. The expectation that everyone should be happy and enjoy the festive period can often be “the