Hannah Cornish Principal Lawyer
Hannah is a Principal Lawyer in the family team in Watford. Her practice encompasses all aspects of Family Law including Divorce, Financial Settlements, Cohabitation issues, Domestic Abuse, Children matters and Adoption. Hannah has experience in representing all ranks of police officers in family law disputes and in particular considerations arising from the treatment of police pensions on divorce.
Hannah also has extensive expertise in disputes concerning children which include residence, contact arrangements, international custody disputes and international child abduction. Hannah is able to assist in tailoring patterns of contact for police officers taking into consideration their shift patterns.
Hannah stands out from most other family solicitors as she is able to undertake the advocacy for her clients within court proceedings from the first hearing right through to any final hearing. Hannah has very high standards of client care and her calm, inquisitorial approach is perfectly suited to the sensitive and complex cases.
Hannah believes in the Resolution code of practice. She promotes a conciliatory and non-confrontational approach in all of her cases. Whilst Hannah will try and resolve issues amicably and without recourse to the courts Hannah is also a confident and experienced court advocate. This, combined with her thorough preparation and robust determination to ensure the best outcome for her clients, has resulted in Hannah being instructed by many clients on the basis of personal recommendations.
Hannah read law at Keele University and completed her postgraduate studies in Nottingham. Prior to joining Russell Jones and Walker now Slater and Gordon Lawyers, Hannah worked at a large regional law firm which specialised solely in Family Law.
Hannah is a member of the Law Society’s children panel.